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, …

This weekend’s program by Wes Bender cancelled

Due to concerns over COVID-19, the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center in Boone, Iowa has cancelled the Saturday, March 21 program by Wes Bender program – Iowa City Railways. When possible, this event will be rescheduled. The status of the last program of the year, The Cedar Valley Route, which is scheduled …

2020 speaker series continues with railroad transit historian Wes Bender

UPDATE: NOW CANCELLED Trolley motorman and railroad transit historian Wes Bender will present a free program called “Iowa City Railways”, 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 21, 2020. The program will be held at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone, Iowa. Wes will cover …

All aboard the new Easter Bunny Express!

UPDATE: NOW CANCELLED Saturday, April 4th, join us for a ride aboard the all new Easter Bunny Express!  The Easter Bunny Express features a 30-minute train ride across the 156′ tall Bass Point Creek High Bridge, and the Des Moines River Bridge on its way to the Easter egg patch. At the patch, we will …

Access our gift shop 24/7, 365 days a year!

Shop the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s gift shop without leaving the comfort of your home. Our online gift shop features hundreds of items, with new products being added frequently. From caps and glassware, to Thomas and Friends merchandise and Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad gift cards, even a good selection of new and used …

Sunset BBQ Dinner Trains are almost here!

The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s popular Sunset BBQ Dinner Trains in Boone, Iowa are almost ready to take to the rails. But don’t miss out, because they don’t last long! These special trains are offered only on Saturday evenings during the months of March and April. The 2+ hour ride includes your meal (your …

Attention Educators!

Can you believe that it’s February? The end of the school year will be here before we know it. Are your students learning about transportation? Maybe you’re just looking for a new experience for your students. From April through early June, and September through October, we operate special school charters through the Des Moines River …

2020 Speaker Series continues with Bob Bourne and “Street Railways in Ames 1890-1929”

Transit Consultant and Noted Railroad Historian Bob Bourne will present a free program called Street Railways in Ames – 1890-1929 – Saturday February 15th, 2020 at 2 pm at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad. The railroad is located at 225 10th St in Boone, …

February 7 Valentine Dinner Train Update

A very limited number of tickets remain for our Friday, February 7 Valentine Dinner Train.  Reservation deadline is 4 PM on Tuesday, February 4. Purchase your tickets now by calling 1-800-626-0319, or by going to the “Purchase Tickets” page at www.bsvrr.com.

Another departure added for our Valentine Dinner Trains

Seating remains for our special Valentine Dinner Train on Friday, February 7th. And, as other departures have sold out, another Valentine Dinner Train has been added, this time on Thursday, February 13th. You and your sweetheart will take a 2+ hour ride, and dine on your choice of Ribeye Steak, Iowa Chop, Spinach-Ricotta Stuffed Chicken …