Ticket availability update

A limited number of tickets remain for Pumpkin Express Trains on Sunday, October 17, and Saturday, October 23. Otherwise, all Pumpkin Express Trains have sold out. Also, a VERY limited number of tickets remain for the 1:30 PM Fraser Excursion Train on Saturday, October 9. With the 1:30 PM train filling up, look for tickets …

Enjoy Iowa’s fall colors with us!

The Iowa DNR says that the central Iowa landscape is becoming increasingly punctuated by yellows from ash, elm, and walnut. Poison ivy, sumac, and dogwoods are red along roadsides and woodland edges. Maples have begun turning in isolated spots. Estimated Peak Viewing: October 9-17. Our Fraser Excursion Train operates Thursday through Sunday, departing at 1:30 …

Pumpkin Express 2021

Tickets for our 2021 Pumpkin Express trains are on sale now! Take the family on this one hour and thirty minute journey (across our 156′ tall Bass Point Creek High Bridge, and the Des Moines River Bridge) to the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s pumpkin patch. Once at the patch, children will be able to …

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 …