Here’s What’s Happening…

  • New exhibit to debut at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum
    The Iowa Railroad Historical Society/James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center recently received a grant award of $5,000 from Humanities Iowa, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in support of a project called Iowa’s Railroad Evolution. This exhibit will open … Read more
  • The 2023 Pumpkin Express is now arriving!
    Tickets are on sale now for this year’s Pumpkin Express trains at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. Climb aboard for a trip to the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s pumpkin patch, October 7, 14, and 21. At the patch, kids hop off the train, … Read more
  • Rail Explorers arrives in Boone
    Rail Explorers have partnered with the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad to bring the first Rail Explorers Experience to the Midwest. Riders can enjoy beautiful views of the Des Moines River Valley, where is it is not uncommon to see a convocation of bald eagles … Read more
  • Dinner with a view
    There’s only one place in Iowa where you can get dinner with this view! Our dinner trains are now boarding on Friday and Saturday at 5 PM through the end of October. Reservations are required, and may be made online at, or by calling … Read more