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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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.