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.

Schedule and Prices

  • Tickets are $90 per person regardless of age
  • Dates of Operation
    • Friday Evenings (6/2/22 through 10/27/23)
    • Saturday Evenings: (5/6/23 through 11/11/23)
  • 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

  • Appetizer
    • Charcuterie board
    • Assorted dinner rolls with butter
  • Salad
    • Crisp lettuce with seasonal toppings
  • Choice of Entree
    • Pork crown roast
    • Chicken with white wine sauce
    • Baked cod with garlic and herb crumbs
    • Vegetarian lasagna
  • Sides
    • Creamy mashed potatoes
    • Seasonal sauteed vegetables
  • Dessert
    • Seasonal dessert served with ice cream
  • Beverages
    • Water, soda, lemonade, iced tea, coffee