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Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad

225 10th St, Boone, IA 50036-2004
+1 515-432-4249
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Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. Very good display of train items from history.

Fun to ride the train for either the dinner train to just an afternoon ride. A lot of volunteers... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Boone, Iowa
Just OK

It was nice for something different and maybe my expectation were too high but I was disappointed... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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225 10th St, Boone, IA 50036-2004
+1 515-432-4249
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun to ride the train for either the dinner train to just an afternoon ride. A lot of volunteers help make this a fun experience. If you like trains you will love the Boone Valley

Thank 341nans
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was nice for something different and maybe my expectation were too high but I was disappointed. The meal was good but we were just two people so our table had another couple who didn't want to sit with others just like we didn't. Most...More

1  Thank rosestogo2000
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable train ride during the fall. Love seeing the color changes. Be careful of the soot if you sit outside it'll go all over you

Thank ConstantlyDreaming
Reviewed October 12, 2017

The dinner train was awesome. Great food and the views of the hills around Boone were amazing. The high bridge takes your breath away.

1  Thank carolkeithley
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Took my granddaughters for their first train ride. Was a little disappointed the train was a half hour late getting started. Was raining and was standing outside waiting very crowded inside. It was ok. Don't think I would do it again.

Thank Gail K
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Four of us took the dinner train on Sept 23, a little before the trees started to turn. We all four enjoyed it. You are invited onto the train by name and taken to an assigned table for four. Waiting at your place was an...More

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

This is a very fun for the whole family train ride thru the country side and crossing over the DesMoines river. Beautiful scenery and historical bridge.

Thank Diana L
Reviewed September 27, 2017

WE had always wanted to try one of these scenic rides out. We liked it. WE went during the middle of the week so wasn't packed. Several different options to choose from.

Thank 33lisa2016
Reviewed September 4, 2017

Reasons that one might enjoy the Boone "Scenic" Railroad: 1)You have never been on a train, of any kind. 2) You really, really love slow moving rides. 3) You really, really love the view of trees on said slow ride. 4) You are over 70...More

Thank Guitarjess
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Several family members made this trip over the Labor Day weekend. First of all, the trip includes stunning scenery crossing the Boone River High Bridge - just outstanding. Secondly, the train itself is very nice, with 1950's restored dining cars. The dinner was very good...More

Thank Andrew E
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Cathy B
September 17, 2017|
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Response from Guitarjess | Reviewed this property |
Check their website for dates/times. Cost starts at $22 per person & goes up for fancier options.