What You'll Get
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 The museum’s artifacts, photographs, and historical documents—including a library dedicated to the museum’s subjects—uncover the motives and aspirations of the workers and industry tycoons who laid the tracks.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 9, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required for train ride, may begin making reservations 4/9/13. 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.