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“A Fantastic Place to Enjoy and Learn!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad

Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad
225 10th St, Boone, IA 50036
515-432-4249
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Boone
Type: Scenic Railroads, Outdoors
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Harrison Township, MI
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A Fantastic Place to Enjoy and Learn!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Great for the family, educational and very memorable. Even if you're not a train enthusiast, you will come away intrigued and really appreciate history. Totally worth the drive and the tour guides/volunteers are so nice and dedicated.

Visited September 2012
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Madrid Iowa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A trip back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Going for a evening ride on the senic train thru the valleys and across the Des Moines River was Super. Sitting and looking at the beauty of nature and wildlife is so relaxing. You are served a wonderful meal and can order a bottle of wine to accompany it if you like. The dessert is perfectly dreamy. The open deck to go out on to enjoy the fresh air is fulfilling. This is a romantic 2 1/2 hour ride and meal.

Visited August 2012
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Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Dinner Train is great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We have been a couple years on the fall dinner train. You need to book early but a ride the end of September is perfect. Bring your own bottle of wine and relax.

Visited October 2012
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Des Moines, Iowa
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Not Bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I am not a railroad buff but found this railroad trip to be a pleasant one. For much of the trip I could only see the stands of trees but when we got to the river valley with the exceedingly high trestle it got very interesting.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fun adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The only bad thing about this was that they don't take checks or Credit Cards, so you have to pay cash, and they don't have an ATM in the building, you have to go find an ATM in town. We almost missed the train ride.

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