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.
- 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