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 …

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 …

Holiday Hours

The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s museum, gift shop, and depot will be opening at noon today, and closing at 4 pm. Our 1:30 pm Fraser Excursion Train is operating as scheduled, with boarding beginning at approximately 1:15 pm, departure promptly at 1:30 pm. Please be at the depot by 12:30 pm to pick up …

Why not take a train ride today?

Don’t let the clouds scare you away. The trains are running today, and everyday through October 31st at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. Our Fraser Excursion train is departing at 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm this afternoon, and the James H. Andrew Museum and the depot gift shop are open for business. Basic coach …

Classic cars at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad!

This Sunday, July 14th from 1 pm until 4 pm, stop by the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone, Iowa to check out the classic cars at the Tom Crooks Memorial Auto Show. Maybe you’d even like to show up with your own classic car. In addition to the car show, our 12:00 pm …

Leisurely ride through the valley

The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s former VIA Rail (and before that Canadian National) FP9A 6540 is just a few minutes away from reaching the 156′ tall Bass Point Creek High Bridge with last Saturday’s lunch train.  The lunch train departs Saturdays at 11:00 AM for a 2+ hour journey through the Des Moines River …

4th of July at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum

The depot, museum, and gift shop of the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad will open at 12:00 PM on Thursday, July 4th, and will close at 4:00 PM. Tickets still remain for our 1:30 PM departure. We hope that you will join us for a train ride and a visit to the museum. All of …

Today’s Trains

We are just about to begin the boarding process for our 11 AM Wolf Lunch Train. But, don’t worry, you haven’t missed the train just yet.  We still have our classic excursion, the Fraser Train, departing at 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM, and tickets are still available. Basic coach class tickets start at $22 for …

Fathers ride free this weekend

Celebrate Father’s Day with us.  On Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16, fathers ride our Fraser Train free with another fare-paying adult. Just mention promo code FATHER19.  This offer is good for basic coach class only, tickets are not upgradable, and cannot be combined with any other offer. On Saturday, June 15, the Fraser …