The Fraser Train – Our Classic Excursion

Covid-19: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, masks are required in the depot, museum, and common areas aboard the train.


The Fraser Train is our classic excursion train, operating Thursday through Sunday from Memorial Day Weekend through October 31. Travel from Boone to the old coal mining town of Fraser (and return) in 1920’s era coach cars, experience what it was like to ride the rails in a caboose, get an unparalleled view of the river valley from our popular open-air car, or enjoy the view in the climate controlled comfort of our Chicago and North Western bi-level commuter coach.

Ticket Prices and Schedule

Dates of operation – Memorial Day Weekend through October 31

  • Thursday, Friday, and Sunday at 1:30 PM only
  • Saturday at 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM
Level of ServiceAdultsChildren
Classic Coach Class$22$9
Valley View Open Air Car$35$18

Dates of operation:  Memorial Day Weekend through October 31

Is the train handicap accessible? Only Classic Coach Class is handicap accessible.  Please call 1-515-432-4249 to confirm availability.

Is the train climate controlled? Only Climate Controlled Coach Class is air conditioned

Are restrooms available on the train? Yes

Is museum admission included? Yes

Are reservations required? Prepaid reservations are required

Other notes:

  • No smoking on board the train, or on museum grounds
  • Be at the depot one hour prior to departure time
  • We reserve the right to substitute motive power and/or equipment
  • Service animals only