Here comes the Pumpkin Express!

It is getting closer and closer to Pumpkin Express time at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. This year we are expanding, and making improvements to, our pumpkin patch! Step aboard for a trip across the 156′ tall Bass Point Creek High Bridge and through the Des Moines River Valley as you travel to the …

On the road again…

We are excited to be a part of the Boone Rotary Club’s Welcome Train Centennial Project! Over the next few days, the steam locomotive and tender which have been on display just northeast of our depot, along with a coach car, will be moved to a new site at the intersection of South Story Street …

B&SVRR Gift Shop offering free shipping on orders over $35

The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s online gift shop is now offering free shipping on orders over $35 (unless otherwise noted). A wide variety of merchandise is available online – something for everyone! And, if you are looking for reading material while physical distancing, browse the 100+ used books available for shipment right to your …

New exhibit Electric Railroads of Iowa Open to the Public

A new exhibit called “Electric Railroads of Iowa” is open to the public at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center. It is comprised of 19- 4 color 7’ display panels and covers such topics as the inception of Iowa’s trolleys and interurbans, their growth and declining years, and identifies Iowa’s major lines …

Ride the Trolley

While the Covid-19 situation has put the brakes on this year’s full Electric Day schedule of events, our electric trolley, Charles City Western Car 50 will still be up and running on Saturday (May 30, 2020). The trolley should be coming out of the shed by 10 AM, and is scheduled to run until 4 …

Introducing our 3-Day Bonus Gift Card Sale

Just a quick reminder that our 2020 BOGO Sale is still underway. And, beginning tomorrow, we’ll offer you another way to save on purchases at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum with our 3-Day Bonus Gift Card Sale – Purchase a $50 gift card, receive a $5 bonus, a $100 card receives a …

2020 BOGO Sale is underway!

Now through Sunday, May 31 you can get two adult Classic Coach Class tickets for the price of one with our 2020 BOGO Sale. This sale is only good for Classic Coach Class service on regularly-scheduled Fraser Excursion Trains (our basic excursion) from June 1, 2020 through Thursday, October 31, 2020. If you know the …

The 2020 BOGO Deal gets underway on 4/13/20!

Our 2020 BOGO Deal gets underway next week! While our trains aren’t running right now, it’s only a matter of time until they begin making their journey through the beautiful Des Moines River Valley. Why not take advantage of Buy One Get One Pricing on basic coach class tickets? This special sale starts on Monday …

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, …