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Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad

225 10th St, Boone, IA 50036-2004
+1 515-432-4249
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Good for the area

First, please understand I'm a bit spoiled on trains. I've been on some of the most scenic (for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Prior Lake, Minnesota
Old Fashioned Steam Train

Great experience with my grandsons! Interesting exhibits to view before the train ride. The boys... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“dinner train” (39 reviews)
225 10th St, Boone, IA 50036-2004
+1 515-432-4249

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Reviewed 2 days ago

First, please understand I'm a bit spoiled on trains. I've been on some of the most scenic (for example, Alaska). Having said that, I would rate the meal as satisfactory. We took the dinner train. I had the prime rib which was served medium and...More

Thank troyusa0727
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience with my grandsons! Interesting exhibits to view before the train ride. The boys enjoyed the scenery but their favorite part was the interesting conductor who had lots of "train" stories and the reversing seats lol. Probably would not be as interesting/fun for my...More

Thank ohhdelilah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It may be the plaintiff whistle of the old-time steam locomotive that sets the mood but its the ambiance of the antique day cars that sets the stage. The slow-motion trip through the scenic river valley capped off by traversing the 156 ft trestle over...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the 1:45 minute round trip ride on a scenic steam train through a small part of Iowa. It is worth the ride as it goes across the highest bridge in Iowa. You can see the river 156 feet below you as the train slowly...More

1  Thank pcdoctorjim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Train ride is slow but that's expected. Not sure my 14 year old was impressed but we hadn't been here since the last time we took one of our kids 19 years ago or so. Nice you can bring your own food or drink but...More

Thank beastofburdenia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the museum was quite interesting, the actual train ride was quite slow. Although relaxing, the ride would have been more interesting with a guide sharing information about the route. Some of the younger children were getting quite bored. Fairly expensive for a family.

Thank JEP54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is a huge train enthusiast so a trip to ride the Boone and Scenic Valley railway was a must during our mini vacation in Iowa. It was a very nice trip. The depot was very impressive and the price of your ticket to...More

Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took our 6yo son on the scenic train ride this week. We opted for the "first class" seats as it was quite a warm day. The price was a little more than I expected, but the A/C was completely worth it....More

Thank jsegovia85
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We went on the dessert train on May 27th. 7 of us, 5 adults and 2 children. First time on a train for my grandchildren. We sat in the main dinner area not any of the private rooms but loved that more because it was...More

1  Thank JAN B
Reviewed 27 May 2017

I was with a very large group of rail fans when I rode on the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad. We had a very pleasant journey with spectacular scenery. Yes, Iowa has valleys, and pretty steep ones, at that! Our only complaint was that it...More

Thank Paul U
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