Train Ride and Museum Visit for Two or Four at Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum (Up to 51% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Explore Des Moines River Valley from a 1920s locomotive before delving into Iowa’s railway history through the museum’s train exhibits

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 2nd, 2014. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required for train ride, may begin making reservations 4/6/13. Train Rides valid May 4, 11, and 18 at 1:30 p.m. After Memorial Day, train rides valid 7 days a week until 10/31/2013. Train ride tickets must be used in 1 visit. May redeem museum pass on a separate day. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

History museums show us how people used to live: in history museums with all their possessions behind glass display cases. Intrude on the past with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $28 for a train ride and museum passes for two (up to $56 value)
  • $55 for a train ride and museum passes for four (up to $112 value)<p>

With a season beginning in May, engineers rev up the old-fashioned locomotive engine of a 1920s-era train and transport up to 300 passengers in vintage coach cars from Boone to the old coal-mining town of Fraser. The train includes a concessions car where passengers can purchase hot dogs and drinks, an open-air car for stunning views of the Des Moines River Valley, and a classic red caboose. Trains depart at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday May 4, 11, and 18, and after Memorial Day, they run each day until October 31.<p>

Guests can redeem museum passes on a separate day and return to the campus to explore the history of local railways. The museum’s artifacts, photographs, and historical documents—including a library dedicated to the museum’s subjects—uncover the motives and aspirations of the workers and industry tycoons who laid the tracks.

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum’s campus features 9,000 square feet of exhibits, classrooms, and libraries dedicated to all eras of Iowa’s railway history. But the museum campus is one part of the organization’s attractions, since the it keeps actual 1920s-era coach cars coasting the tracks, chugging past sights and recreating the experience railway riders have enjoyed for nearly 100 years. The ancient engine follows the tracks in the Des Moines River Valley, taking visitors to old coal towns or allowing them to soak in scenic views. After their ride, travelers can return to the museum, where they can view track equipment, ogle dining car china, or learn why one has to wear coveralls to steer a train.



Reviews

For a relaxing afternoon there is no place better. The train ride is fun and also great photo opportunities are abundant.

Starfire_rules, TripAdvisor, 8/27/12

Great for the family, educational and very memorable.

S G, TripAdvisor, 2/28/13

Tips

  • “Great trip great value ”

  • “A great way to see the back country of Iowa in comfort.”

  • “recommend for children with families of kids who loves trains and older couples who appreciate a slow ride on a train with friendly service.”

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    Boone

    225 10th St.

    Boone, Iowa 50036

    515-432-4249

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