Picnic Train

Our picnic train is an extremely popular option for families. Pack a lunch, and travel in the climate controlled comfort of the historic “City of San Francisco” or “City of Los Angeles” cars on a ride through the Des Moines River Valley. We provide the table and the beautiful views, you provide the rest; food is not provided. The rear of the train features a large observation platform, providing unparalleled views of the river valley.

Picnic Train Schedule and Prices

  • Operates SUNDAYS ONLY, 5/29/22 – 10/30/22
    • Does not operate during Day Out With Thomas
  • Ticket prices: $35 per adult, $14 for children ages 3-12, Free for children under age 3
  • Departs at 12:00 PM
  • Arrives back in Boone at 2:45 PM
  • Prepaid reservations are required
  • Please arrive one hour prior to departure time
  • Answers to common questions may be found in the Picnic Train section of our FAQ Page