Dinner Train

Experience elegant dining on the rails as it was during the golden age of rail travel. This enchanting 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 river valley.

Dinner Train Schedule and Prices

  • Tickets are $80 per person regardless of age
  • Dates of Operation
    • Friday Evenings (6/3/22 through 10/28/22)
    • Saturday Evenings: (5/7/22 through 11/12/22)
  • Boards at 5:00 pm
    • (4:30 pm in Feb., Mar., Apr., Nov.)
  • Arrives back in Boone at 7:45 pm
    • (7:15 pm in Feb., Mar., Apr., Nov.)
  • Prepaid reservations are required
  • Please arrive one hour prior to departure time
  • Answers to common questions may be found in the Dinner Train section of our FAQ Page

Dinner Train Menu

  • Your journey begins with a fresh dressed garden salad, and salted pretzel bites served with a beer cheese sauce. All meals include the choices of regular or decaf coffee, lemonade, fresh brewed iced tea, or soda.

Then, your choice of entree:

  • Beef Prime Rib 8 oz. Served Medium (served with au jus and horseradish sauce)
    • Crispy smashed baby potatoes topped with creamy parmesan sauce
    • Seasoned honey glazed carrots
    • Fresh baked dinner roll and butter
    • Warm peach cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream
  • Lemon Pepper Cod Filet 8 oz. (served with tartar sauce)
    • Crispy smashed baby potatoes topped with creamy parmesan sauce
    • Seasoned honey glazed carrots
    • Fresh baked dinner roll and butter
    • Warm peach cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream
  • Creamy Mushroom and Garlic Chicken 8 oz.
    • Crispy smashed baby potatoes topped with creamy parmesan sauce
    • Seasoned honey glazed carrots
    • Fresh baked dinner roll and butter
    • Warm peach cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream
  • BBQ Glazed Tofu Loaf 8 oz.
    • Crispy smashed baby potatoes topped with creamy parmesan sauce
    • Seasoned honey glazed carrots
    • Fresh baked dinner roll and butter
    • Warm peach cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream