This Train In Iowa Is Actually A Restaurant And You Need To Visit

Imagine enjoying a delicious meal as you watch the beautiful landscape pass by your window. This may sound like an experience from a bygone era, when train travel was the most popular and elegant form of travel, but you can actually experience it now, right here in Iowa! If that sounds like a fun evening, then you need to experience the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad Dinner Train for a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

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The price is $67.25 per person, and for people wanting a more intimate dining experience, you can even reserve a private dining car for an extra $50 fee. Make sure to make your reservations in advance. For more affordable options, you can also book a trip on the picnic or dessert trains.

The train runs on Friday evenings from 6/3 – 10/28 and Saturday Evenings from 4/2 – 11/12. Boarding time is 5:00 p.m., except in February and November, when it’s 4:30.

Have you had a trip on the dinner train? What was your experience like? For more unique Iowa dining experiences, These 11 Unique Restaurants In Iowa Will Give You An Unforgettable Dining Experience.