The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad Offers Some Of The Most Breathtaking Views In Iowa
In Boone, you can buy a ticket into railway history that will take you to some of Iowa’s best views. The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad owns several locomotives and offers excursions from Boone to the old coal-mining town of Fraser, via a bridge that will take you high into the sky.
The excursion has several options and you can choose your car. You can relax in a 1920’s era coach car, experience what it was like to ride the rails in a caboose, get a dramatic view of the river valley from an open-air car or ride in comfort in a classic Chicago and North Western bi-level commuter coach.
Whatever car you chose, when you buy a ticket, get ready to hang onto your seat – you are in for a view that you won’t believe.
The railway sometimes runs special event excursions that are popular with kids. Past excursions have included Thomas The Tank Engine™, Easter Bunny Express, Pumpkin Express and Santa Express™ trains. When you’re in Boone, take time to explore the associated James H. Andrew Railroad Museum, which has artifacts and displays related to several of the state’s old railway lines.
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