Dinner Train

Experience elegant dining on the rails as it was during the golden age of rail travel in the United States. This enchanting two hour and fifteen minute ride through the beautiful Des Moines River Valley features historic 1950’s passenger cars used on the Union Pacific Railroad’s famous “City of Los Angeles” and “City of San Francisco” streamliners which traveled between Chicago and the west coast. This train crosses the 156′ tall Bass Point Creek High Bridge, as well as the Des Moines River, on its journey through the scenic Des Moines River Valley.

Dinner Train Schedule & Fares

  • Tickets: Standard dinner train tickets are $80 per person, all ages. Sunset BBQ Dinner Train tickets (Saturdays in March and April) are $45 per person, all ages.
  • Dates of Operation: Friday Evenings (6/3/22 through 10/28/22) Saturday Evenings: (3/5/22 through 11/12/22)
  • Boarding time: 5:00 PM (4:30 PM in February, March, April, and November)
  • Arrives back in Boone: 7:45 PM (7:15 PM in February, March, April, and November)
  • Prepaid reservations are required
  • Please arrive one hour prior to departure time

Sunset BBQ Dinner Train

(3/5/22 – 4/30/22)

  • Sliced Beef Brisket
  • Smoked Chicken (Light or Dark)
  • Pulled Pork
  • Grilled Portabella Mushroom Topped with Grilled Vegetables
  • Meals are served with baked beans, cheesy potatoes, a fresh cornbread muffin, non-alcoholic beverage, and the chef’s choice of dessert.
  • Meals include a beverage: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, milk, coffee, or tea.

Standard Dinner Train

(2/11/22 – 2/19/22 and 5/7/22 – 11/12/22)

  • Your journey begins with a Caesar Salad, Fresh Tortilla Chips served with Spinach and Buffalo Dips, and Dinner Rolls.

Then, your choice of entree:

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu: Served with Rice Pilaf and Catalina Vegetables
  • Grilled Salmon: Served with Rice Pilaf and Catalina Vegetables
  • Pork Chop: Served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Green Bean Almondine
  • Vegetarian Spaghetti: Spaghetti, tossed with garden vegetables and marinara sauce – Served with Garlic Breadsticks
  • End your evening with the chef’s choice of dessert.
  • Meals include a beverage: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, milk, coffee, or tea.