Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad

Description

The name Scenic Valley aptly describes what passengers see on the museum's daily summer vintage train excursions through central Iowa's rolling hills and across the tallest interurban trestle in the United States (156 feet high). Those taking a weekday or Sunday trip are pulled by one of the museum's diesel locomotives; a steam engine pulls Saturday visitors. A special 2-hour Saturdays-only jaunt takes a breathtaking ride to the area known as Wolf Junction, during which passengers are served dessert in the museum's "City of San Francisco" or "City of Los Angeles" cars, converted Pullman sleepers with a lounge and observation deck. Back at the indoor/outdoor museum, visitors will find old train cars and exhibits devoted to the history of area railways. Tours run daily from Memorial Day weekend through the end of October, weekdays at 1:30 PM and weekends at 1:30 PM and 4 PM. The dinner train operates through late November, and special holiday-themed tours are scheduled throughout the year. The indoor museum is open 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day; and 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday the rest of the year. The grounds are open year-round.

Address

225 10th St
Boone, IA 50036

Lat/Long

42.06562300, -93.89192100
Visit Website
(800) 626-0319

Add a Photo

You must be logged in to add photos.
×

Vote for

You can only vote once for each town every 24 hours. You can vote again in

Vote for 2013 Best Small Town

Vote!

Are you a DMO or CVB?
Explore "Best Town Travels" – Rand McNally’s new map-based digital travel guides for your website plus an iPhone and Facebook app! Learn More

×

Thank you for Voting!

Promote , by sharing your vote or writing a review.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter or Write a Review
×