Fraser Trains (Our Classic Excursion)

Trip Information

The Fraser Train is our classic excursion train, operating daily 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 from climate controlled comfort from our former Chicago & North Western bi-level coach car.

Concession Car

On most trips, our concession car is open for business.  It features items such as: hot dogs, corn dogs, various chips, cookies, ice cream treats, and beverages for children as well as for aduts. Please keep in mind that the concession car is cash only — it does not accept ATM/Debit/Credit Cards.  For your convenience, an ATM is located in the depot lobby. Typically, the concession car is located toward the middle of the train.  Those passengers riding in the caboose do not have access to the concession car.

Ticket prices, schedule, and additional information

Departure Times

  • Sunday through Friday at 1:30 PM only (Memorial Day Weekend through October 31)
  • Saturday at 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM (Memorial Day Weekend through October 31)
  • Spring Fever Specials Saturday, May 11 and Saturday, May 18 (1:30 PM departure only)

Levels of Service and Ticket Prices

  • Classic Coach Class  (Adults: $22 – Children: $9)
  • Climate Controlled Coach  (Adults: $27 – Children: $15)
  • Valley View  (Adults: $32 – Children: $17)
  • Caboose  (Adults: $26 – Children: $14)
  • Click the image below for a closer look at levels of service

Additional Information

Dates of operation:  Memorial Day Weekend through October 31

Is the train handicap accessible? Only Classic Coach Class is handicap accessible.  Please call 1-800-626-0319 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? Reservations are strongly recommended year round for Climate Controlled Coach, Valley View, and caboose tickets.  Usually, reservations for Classic Coach Class service are not needed except during the months of September and October.

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