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Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad

225 10th St, Boone, IA 50036-2004
+1 515-432-4249
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Our son always loves coming here

Over the years we've done it all. We've done the dinner train. We've done the Santa Express. We've... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
CycloneIowa
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Iowa
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What an amazing experience on the Santa Express

First of all, amazing experience. Your staff was second to none, all employees I encountered in... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Scott S
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Bellevue, Nebraska
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“train ride” (57 reviews)
“dinner train” (45 reviews)
“steam engine” (20 reviews)
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225 10th St, Boone, IA 50036-2004
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+1 515-432-4249
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Over the years we've done it all. We've done the dinner train. We've done the Santa Express. We've done a Day Out With Thomas. And we've done the Excursion train. Everything is always outstanding our son loves trains and this place does not disappoint

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

First of all, amazing experience. Your staff was second to none, all employees I encountered in the museum/ticketing area were friendly and greeted us. I notice all the little details when we take trips and always comment to my wife on them. I can honestly...More

Thank Scott S
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Travis S, General Manager at Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for the great review Scott! We do our best to plan out the details and even think about it from the kid's view. I appreciate hearing about the staff, with the exception of myself and one other person, everyone on the train is...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Fun to ride the train for either the dinner train to just an afternoon ride. A lot of volunteers help make this a fun experience. If you like trains you will love the Boone Valley

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

It was nice for something different and maybe my expectation were too high but I was disappointed. The meal was good but we were just two people so our table had another couple who didn't want to sit with others just like we didn't. Most...More

1  Thank rosestogo2000
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable train ride during the fall. Love seeing the color changes. Be careful of the soot if you sit outside it'll go all over you

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

The dinner train was awesome. Great food and the views of the hills around Boone were amazing. The high bridge takes your breath away.

1  Thank carolkeithley
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Took my granddaughters for their first train ride. Was a little disappointed the train was a half hour late getting started. Was raining and was standing outside waiting very crowded inside. It was ok. Don't think I would do it again.

Thank Gail K
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Four of us took the dinner train on Sept 23, a little before the trees started to turn. We all four enjoyed it. You are invited onto the train by name and taken to an assigned table for four. Waiting at your place was an...More

Thank RaleighNCtravel
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very fun for the whole family train ride thru the country side and crossing over the DesMoines river. Beautiful scenery and historical bridge.

1  Thank Diana L
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

WE had always wanted to try one of these scenic rides out. We liked it. WE went during the middle of the week so wasn't packed. Several different options to choose from.

1  Thank 33lisa2016
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Check their website for dates/times. Cost starts at $22 per person & goes up for fancier options.
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