Wolf Picnic Train


Our picnic train has become an extremely popular option for families near and far! Pack a lunch, and travel aboard 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 Des Moines River Valley.

Schedule, prices, and additional information

Ticket price: $32 (ages 13 and up)     $14 (ages 3-12)     Children under age 3 are free

Dates of operation: Sundays Memorial Day Weekend through October (does not operate during our Day Out With Thomas event).

Boarding time: 11:45 AM

Arrives back in Boone: 2:45 PM

Handicap accessible? No

Climate controlled? Yes

Restrooms available? Yes

Museum included? Yes

Reservations required? Prepaid reservations are encouraged. Please call 1-800-626-0319.

Other notes:

  • Be at the depot one hour prior to departure time
  • This train is diesel powered
  • Restrooms are available
  • Food is not provided, you must provide your own
  • We reserve the right to substitute motive power and/or equipment
  • Service animals only