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Santa Express tickets on sale November 1

It’s almost time! Tickets for this year’s Santa Express trains go on sale at midnight tonight online, and via phone at 8:30am Friday. Join us for this family tradition as you go on a journey to the North Pole to meet Santa. While he passes through the train, hot chocolate and cookies are served. After …

A Night With The Addams Family, Saturday, October 26th, 2019

The Community Players of Greene County present “A Night with The Addams Family” aboard the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, Saturday, October 26th, 2019 departing at 6:00 pm. Join us for a 90-minute train ride while members of the Addams Family pass through the train and interact with the passengers. Come prepared for an enjoyable …

2019 Day Out With Thomas Continues!

Today, we kick off the second weekend of our 2019 Day Out With Thomas event.  Thomas The Tank Engine is departing from the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad’s depot (225 10th Street in Boone, Iowa) every hour on the hour until 5:00 pm this afternoon.  Tickets are still available for all of today’s trains. Tickets …

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 …

Thomas The Tank Engine arrives in September

Can you believe that we are already well into July? September will be here before we know it. And, with September comes Thomas The Tank Engine’s annual visit to the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone, Iowa. Take a 25 minute ride behind Thomas, visit the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum, take part in …