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2019 BOGO Deal now underway!

The calendar on the wall says it’s mid-January, and that means our buy one get one ticket deal is going on now.  Now through Friday, May 10, 2019, when you purchase one adult Classic Coach Class ticket, you can get one adult Classic Coach Class ticket free. The tickets are good for any regularly-scheduled Fraser …

Tickets for our 2019 Day Out With Thomas event are on sale now

Since Thomas the Tank Engine left the depot more than 65 years ago, this Really Useful Engine and his Island of Sodor friends have chugged their way into the hearts of preschoolers and grownups worldwide. Based on The Railway Series of classic stories authored by a father who loved trains and wanted a shared experience …

Sunset BBQ Dinner Trains return in March and April

Tickets for our Sunset BBQ Dinner Train are on sale now! The trains were so well received last year, that we have added more departures for the 2019 season. Saturday evenings during the month of March (excluding March 2), climb aboard our Sunset BBQ Dinner Train. Tickets are only $40 per person, and include a …

Valentine Dinner Trains arriving in February!

Tickets for our Valentine Dinner Trains (February 8, 9, 14, and 16) are on sale now. Tickets are $67.25 per person, and include your meal, a two hour and fifteen minute ride, and admission to the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum. Select from Ribeye Steak, an Iowa Chop, Spinach/Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Breast, Honey/Chipotle Salmon, or …

The Santa Express and Toys For Tots team up again

Once again, we have teamed up with Toys For Tots to help collect toys for less fortunate children. Through December 12, you can help by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy during our Santa Express trains at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum. You will receive a complimentary basic coach class child’s boarding …

Santa’s Scenic Valley Ride

There’s a blizzard so fierce that reindeer can’t fly in it. How will Santa deliver gifts to children on the Iowa frontier?  Santa’s Scenic Valley Ride takes little ones on a winter adventure with Santa on his first-ever train ride to old-time Iowa. The book was written and illustrated by Misty McNally, whose mother was born in Boone …

All aboard the Santa Express!

Bring the family, and enjoy a ride from the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s depot to the North Pole (and return). En route, you will hear the story of Santa’s Scenic Valley Ride, sing holiday songs, and take part in other fun, family activities. Also on board, you will be served hot chocolate and a …

Napier Depot gets a facelift

It has been a season of painting around the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & James H. Andrew Railroad Museum. Our museum annex, depot lobby, and a caboose to be used in an upcoming exhibit have all been repainted. The latest painting project is the Napier Depot located on Story Street in downtown Boone. Barb …