Here comes Thomas!

Following up on our last “What’s It? Wednesday”, the item pictured is the headlight of Thomas The Tank Engine. We didn’t think the day would ever come, but now we can officially announce that Thomas The Tank Engine will be returning to Boone, Iowa in September, and that tickets are on sale! Our 2021 Day …

Weekend Getaway

Looking for a fun family outing? The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s 2021 season is now underway! Our trains operate Thursday through Sunday (Closed Monday through Wednesday), now through October 31. Admission to the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum is included with most train tickets. The museum is also open Thursday through Sunday through October …

Dinner Trains Selling Out

Dinner train ticket sales continue to be brisk, with trains now selling out until Friday, July 2, 2021. Tickets for our dinner trains are $75 per person, and include a 2 hour and fifteen minute ride through the beautiful Des Moines River Valley, and your choice of: Grilled Sliced Beef Tenderloin, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Grilled …

2021 Speaker Series Underway!

It’s a great weekend to learn about railroading in Iowa! Join us this Saturday, January 16th, at 2pm for our first guest speaker of the new year. We are excited to have Earl Short join us to discuss the history of the legendary Waveland Park Trolley Loop. This will only be available via Zoom, not …

12/12/20 Santa Express Trains Operating as Scheduled

Today’s Santa Express trains are operating as scheduled. We ask that you arrive at the depot one hour prior to departure time. Trains cannot be held for late arrivals. The remainder of this year’s Santa Express trains have sold out. Tickets for next year’s Santa Express trains will go on sale late next fall. All …

Santa Express Trains Operating as Scheduled

Santa just called and is excited to hear that snow is in the forecast! He said his elves will be sure the track is clear and ready for the Santa Express to visit. The fresh blanket of snow is sure to provide a beautiful train ride to the North Pole tomorrow. For those of you …

Tickets for our 2020 Santa Express are on sale now

2020 has been a year of changes and our Santa Express train operations are no different. Our volunteers and staff have worked hard to develop an operating plan designed to keep everyone safe in these difficult times. In doing so, you may notice some slight changes. The biggest of these changes are substituting Yoo-Hoo drink …