Iowa Nature September 24, 2018
This 24-Mile Train Ride Is The Most Relaxing Way To Enjoy Iowa Scenery
This time of year is the perfect time to explore the Hawkeye State. Our gorgeous Iowa is on display in the fall, as the hills and cliffs light up with gorgeous reds, oranges, and ambers. Driving around the state is one of the most convenient ways to peep the fall colors, but the best way to see the state involves traveling along miles of historic train tracks, on the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad.
The Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad offers one of the most unique ways to see the Iowa countryside - from a historic train!
Throughout the year, the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad offers beautiful rides through the area on 1920s era trains.
There are scenic rides, themed rides (featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, Santa Claus, or a handful of other characters depending on the ride you choose!)
The dinner trains are particularly fun! Enjoy an old fashioned experience... it's like traveling back in time.
Enjoy prime rib, an iowa chop, chicken grillers, baked salmon or a vegetarian lasagna, served with salad, dip, and tasty homemade sides.
Even if you skip the dinner train, you can enjoy a scenic ride. The Bass Point Creek High Bridge is the tallest single track bridge in the country!
This time of year, the hillsides are so beautiful and bursting with fall color! The train rides out and back along nearly 12 miles of track, for a nearly two hour scenic ride.
For the best fall trip around, join the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad for their annual Pumpkin Express rides!
You can find more information about the
Pumpkin Express (and the rest of the BSVRR programs) right here! It’s one of the best family experiences you can have in the Hawkeye State.
For more great leaf peeping locations, visit
The 8 Best Places For A Bird’s-Eye View Of Iowa’s Fall Foliage.
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