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Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad

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Address: 225 10th St, Boone, IA 50036-2004
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+1 515-432-4249

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Fun on the train one more time. Here our 50-State Quest takes us to Iowa the 44th state for this review. Done in August of ((2000 not 2016)). We did 4 others states that year... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Kelseyville, California

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Clermont, Iowa
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the Saturday dinner train.The staff was very nice and informative.The weather was cold,but nice and comfortable inside the cabin.The food was great and excellent dessert.

Thank Mike A
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The Dinner Train has started back up with a few changes on the menu. We started off with a spinach & artichoke dip and chips, moved on to the Caesar Salad. I had the new Chicken Griller and dinner mate had the Prime Rib. Both were fantastic. We finished off the meal with a yummy confetti cupcake. The views were... More 

Thank tkatIowa
Sac City, Iowa
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43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Our most enjoyable time is riding their Dinner train. It is a step back in time, to the "diamond of times" for those traveling by train across this nation! Delicious food and lovely accommodations.

Thank Sharon P
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We took the Valentines train and sprung for one of the private cabins. It was quiet and peaceful and we both had a window seat. The food was delicious and the staff was incredibly friendly, asking for feedback and making sure we had what we needed. It's not the most scenic ride in February, but it's a fun excursion nonetheless.... More 

Thank cfhkmh
Kelseyville, California
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132 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Fun on the train one more time. Here our 50-State Quest takes us to Iowa the 44th state for this review. Done in August of ((2000 not 2016)). We did 4 others states that year with only one of them that had been seen before. Every state does have at least one good thing and this was chosen for just... More 

Thank jaduckcoin
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58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Fun train ride. It was a snowy day so that added to the magic for the kids. We enjoyed the views, the ride and the visit from Santa.

Thank Austin G
Omaha, Nebraska
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We bought first class tickets for the Santa express. It was total fiasco from the beginning. 1. We got their an hour early as the website encourages. I asked at the counter if we needed to get in line now so we could sit together. She said no that if we go in at the same time we would be... More 

1 Thank countrygal059
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56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We arrived about 30 minutes prior to departure on a 75 degree, partly cloudy October Friday, and though the outdoor car tickets were sold out, we were able to purchase first class tickets. Boarding started on time and we proceeded to the front of the train, where we were able to get an upper-level, vista seat. We were disappointed the... More 

Thank JAMESknoxville
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9 reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We took the Dinner Train in November hoping to see some of the colors. We did see some but a lot had already fallen. They had assigned seating and dinner was served to you. We had a window view and ate as we talked and enjoyed the view. It was a relaxing 2 hrs trip. The waitresses were amazing. I... More 

Thank Nicole c
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took our three youngest grandchildren (9, 8 & 5) for the afternoon train ride. Everyone loved the ride and museum which is attached. Make sure you bring cash for the concession car as they do not take cards. We went on a cool fall day so rode in the non climate controlled car and we were... More 

1 Thank Cindy L

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