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Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum

225 10th St, Boone, United States
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Welcome to the official Facebook home of the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum, a division of the Iowa Railroad Historical Society. We are a non-profit, operating railroad museum which is dedicated to preserving the history of Iowa's railroads.

Opening Hours

Monday
08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 16:30
Thursday
08:30 - 16:30
Friday
08:30 - 16:30
Saturday
15:30 - 19:30

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Come to Boone next weekend, May 20-21, and take part in the Gladiator Assault Challenge at our neighbor Seven Oaks Recreation. Use code SAVE35 to get $35 off of the registration fee if you sign up before the 16th. Make it a weekend, ride the train with us on Saturday and then tackle the GAC on Sunday. If you are really up for an adventure, test yourself at the GAC and then reward yourself Saturday evening with a ride on our dinner train. For more info on the Gladiator Assault Challenge: http://www.gladiatorassault.com/index.php For train ride info: www.bsvrr.com

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On Saturday, June 3rd, and Sunday, June 4th the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum in Boone, Iowa will be celebrating its electric heritage with its first ever “Electric Weekend”. Various pieces of electric equipment will be featured, including the jewel of the fleet, Charles City Western Car 50, which was built in 1915. Other equipment will include: Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Car 106, a set of former Illinois Central electric bi-level cars, and the railroad's most recent acquisition, Iowa Terminal #53. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-11, and include admission to the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum (where a movie covering the history of Car 50 will be playing), $2 off of a basic coach class ticket aboard our excursion train, and rides aboard Charles City Western Car 50 and Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Car 106. The event runs from 9 AM until 5 PM on Saturday, and from 10 AM until 4 PM on Sunday. Rides downtown will occur approximately every 30 minutes (alternating between Car 50 and Car 106). #ThisIsIowa

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We are proud to be a part of the new Boone County CVB / Fareway Food Stores truck wrap. Look for it all around Iowa this summer!

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On the first three Saturdays in May (6, 13, and 20) we will be operating our diesel-powered basic excursion trains. Trains depart promptly at 1:30 PM. Interested in riding? Why not take advantage of our special Buy One Get One coupons? They're on sale through 4:30 PM this afternoon by calling 800-626-0319, or through midnight tonight at bsvrr.com. BOGO coupons must be used by 8/31/17. All aboard!

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Streamliners Through Iowa is an upcoming exhibit at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center opening Wednesday, May 10th. This exhibit, partially sponsored by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities, highlights contributions streamlined trains made to Iowa travel before and following WWII and their important impact on Iowa citizens. The exhibit displays informational banners, with topics including: A New Way to Travel, What is Streamlining?, The First Streamliner, Streamliners, Steam vs. Diesel, The Streamliner Experience, Streamliners: Their Economic Impact, Streamliners in Iowa: Post WWII, Decline of the Streamliners, The Chicago and North Western Streamliners, Workers on the Train, and Pullman Porters. In addition to the banners are rare photography, and informational hand outs. The museum theater will feature the movie American Streamliners. Also on display will be a combination of artifacts and interactive displays, as well as a hi-res informational program highlighting little-known facts about these special streamlined trains and how they affected Iowans. For more information, call 1-800-626-0319 or visit www.IowaRailwayMuseum.org.

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Join us in Boone this Saturday, May 6th for our 1:30pm Fraser Excursion Train and stay for the Boone River Valley Festival featuring the band Three Dog Night. As part of the festival, we will be donating $5 for every coach ticket sold for the excursion train to the Boone County Freedom Flight, which sends veterans to Washington, D.C to visit the memorials. Purchase train tickets here www.bsvrr.com and for more info on the River Valley Festival visit http://www.boonerivervalleyfestival.com/

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Thomas The Tank Engine is returning to Boone, Iowa September 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24! Tickets are on sale now, and include: a ride behind Thomas, admission to the Imagination Station (temporary tattoos, games, toys, and activities), a bounce house, the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, storytelling, video viewing, admission to the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum, trolley rides, and more! For tickets, or for more information, call 1-800-626-0319 or visit bsvrr.com. All aboard!

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If you've ever wanted to learn how to run a railroad motorcar, come on out to the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad tomorrow morning for our first ever Motorcar Department training day! We will meet at 8am at the restoration shop at 1028 Division St, just northwest of the museum.

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Reserve now for an elegant dining experience aboard the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad's historic 1950s dinner train. Dinner trains are now operating on Saturday evenings in April, but we are also accepting reservations for anytime during the 2017 operating season. For tickets or more information call 1-800-626-0319. All aboard!

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Have you ever wondered what it is like to work on the railroad? Do you have a few hours to volunteer? Join us this Saturday, April 1st for our annual Rules and Safety Class. This class is the first step on your journey to become part of our train operating crew. Registration starts at 7:30am, with class beginning at 8am. The class is held in our restoration shop located at 1028 Division St. in Boone, just northwest of the museum. For more info, call the depot at 1-800-626-0613 or email at info@bsvrr.com.

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