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Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad

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Fun train ride

We have grandchildren who love trains, so we took the opportunity to book tickets on the railroad... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edmond, Oklahoma
Fun afternoon on the train

We took our two year old on the Boone train and we all had a good time. Purchased the coach ticket... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Des Moines, Iowa
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  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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225 10th St, Boone, IA 50036-2004
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have grandchildren who love trains, so we took the opportunity to book tickets on the railroad. We were hoping for the steam engine, but unfortunately it was down for routine maintenance. That didn't stop the fun; the kids loved their train ride. We rode...More

Thank gingerlee13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our two year old on the Boone train and we all had a good time. Purchased the coach ticket for $22 and not sure why the outside Valley View ticket is $10 more at $32 per adult, but we were happy inside. You...More

Thank 78cubby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to get Bogo tickets when they were on sale in the spring. The train ride was something I will always remember. It was so peaceful looking out the windows and watching the scenery go by and occasional wildlife. The concession wasn't much...More

Thank Dawn K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We purchased 2 tickets for the open car for a Saturday afternoon ride in June. (see photo) The ride was relaxing. Not much to see in the way of scenery except for the valley when crossing the high bridge. But my wife and I were...More

Thank TheSimpleTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An 1.25 hr train ride from Boone to Fraser was enjoyable and relaxing. There was a concession car that sold hot dogs, corn dogs, chips,ice cream bars, soda, beer, and water. Very reasonable prices. The conductor gave the history of the route and the fauna...More

2  Thank Jill C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK, listen up, it might be just OK if you are a train buff, but looking at leaves for two hours just does not cut it. It may be idillic in the brochure but that is not the case in reality. The snack bar is...More

Thank Douglas P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would only do this train ride on the open car. Best views, It is the most expensive at $32 dollars adult ticket. The least expensive is the coach tickets at $22 an adult ticket. There were only our group of four and a group...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We purchased 5 climate control tickets to ride the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad for this past fathers day weekend and while en route, had an hr drive, we got a flat tire. Tried calling to say that we would be late but no one...More

3  Thank 587shawnnan
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Our daughter and son in law invited my wife and myself to take this scenic train ride for Father's Day, 2018. We took the Dessert Train, leaving the station at noon on Saturday, June 16, and returning at 3:00 p.m. This route follows the Des...More

1  Thank l_slaght
Reviewed 1 June 2018

We had a weather perfect day for our trip. The view you see of the Des Moines River Valley is beautiful! Nice ride, nice bit of history (and don't forget to check out the museum after your trip!) Well worth the drive and time!

1  Thank Kayla_DJ
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Cathy B
18 September 2017|
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Check their website for dates/times. Cost starts at $22 per person & goes up for fancier options.