COVID-19 Update from the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum

Just like you, the COVID-19 pandemic has put us in the position of having to make decisions that we never really imagined we would ever have to make. One curve it has thrown at us is to implement social distancing in order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. In order to accomplish this, we are taking several steps:

  • As of 3/16/20, our depot, museum, and gift shop are closed to the public. We are still accessible by calling 1-800-626-0319, by e-mailing, or by visiting our website,
  • Our Sunset BBQ Trains scheduled for Saturday, March 21, and Saturday, March 28 have been cancelled. Our staff is currently in the process of contacting persons with reservations for those trains in order to make alternate arrangements.
  • Our Easter Bunny Express, originally scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 4, has now been cancelled. Again, our staff is in the process of working with ticket holders to make alternate arrangements.
  • The speaker event (Wes Bender, Iowa City Railways) originally scheduled for Saturday, March 21 at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum has been cancelled.

As a non-profit, operating railroad museum, our operation is not funded through the state or federal governments. Instead, we rely on events like these to keep the trains running, and the museum doors open.

Please know that we are continuing to closely monitor and implement recommendations from the CDC, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and other government agencies. We are doing everything we can to keep our passengers, volunteers, and employees safe. We look forward to opening the doors, and getting the trains running again, just as soon as it is prudent to do so.

Thank you very much for your patience and understanding.