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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

Promotional value expires Nov 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Not valid until 5/1/13. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required for train ride, may begin making reservations 1/2/13. 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)

With a season beginning on 5/1/13, engineers rev up the old-fashioned locomotive engine of a 1920s-era train and transport 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.

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 The museum’s artifacts, photographs, and historical documents—including a library dedicated to the museum’s subjects—uncover the motives and aspirations of the workers and industry tycoons who laid the tracks.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.


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90% of 1,570 customers recommend

  • “this was en excellent trip and group on value - wonderful drive to Boone from Council Bluffs and foliage around was spectacular along the train ride - beautiful day -...”

    “this was en excellent trip and group on value - wonderful drive to Boone from Council Bluffs and foliage around was spectacular along the train ride - beautiful day - temps in 60's - rode in a windowless car although windowed cars were available - views were nice - museum was excellent -people and staff were pleasant - would definitely go again ”

  • “Bring a camera :)”

  • “Museum well worth the time to see! We picked a super hot afternoon, but still had a great time :) ”

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    Boone

    225 10th St.

    Boone, IA 50036

    +18006260319

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