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2014 Schedule and Prices

  • All tickets are round-trip from the Boone depot and return
  • Prices shown are valid at our ticket window
  • Tickets purchased online are subject to a 12% processing fee
  • Tickets purchased via phone are subject to a processing fee of 25 cents per ticket
  • Most tickets include access to the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum (also available separately)

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Basic Excursion Train Age Groups
Class Features 13+ 3-12 Under 3
First Class Bi-Level Car
  • Air conditioned
  • Bench seating
  • Limited upper level seating
  • Restroom & concession access
  • Reservations encouraged
$25 $13 Free in arms
Basic Coach Class
  • Bench seating
  • A window at every seat
  • Restroom & concession access
  • Reservations encouraged on Saturday trains
$20 $7 Free in arms
Open-air "Valley View"
  • Unobstructed view
  • Passengers may also travel in basic coach class
  • Restroom & concession access
  • Reservations encouraged
$24 $12 Free in arms
Rock Island Caboose
  • Rock Island caboose's cupola provides a bird's- eye view 
  • Restroom 
  • No concession access
  • Reservations encouraged
$24 $12 Free in arms

Dates of operation Memorial Day Weekend through October 31
Departure times M, T, W, Th, F, and Su: One departure at 1:30pm
Saturday: Departures at 1:30pm and 4:00pm
Trip duration One hour and 45 minutes
Handicap accessible? No
Climate controlled No
Reservations required? While not required, reservations are strongly encouraged for our open-air Valley View car (daily), our first-class bi-level coach (daily), cabooses (daily), and basic coach class (Saturday's 1:30pm and 4:00pm trains).
Other notes Steam locomotive scheduled to pull Saturday trains only, Memorial Day Weekend through October 31.  We reserve the right to substitute motive power and/or equipment. Be at the depot a minimum of 30 minutes prior to departure time.  Service animals only. Museum admission included.



Dinner Train Age Groups

Main Entree Choices 13+ 3-12 Under 3
Prime Rib
Pork Loin
Salmon Steak
Chicken Marsala
Five-Cheese Lasagna
$60.25 $60.25 $60.25

Dates of operation Saturday evenings, April through November 25
Friday and Saturday evenings, June through October
Departure times 5:30pm (5:00pm in November)
Trip duration Two hours and fifteen minutes
Handicap accessible? No
Climate controlled Yes
Reservations required? Prepaid reservations are required
Other notes All dinner trains are diesel powered.  Restrooms are available. No smoking on board the train, or on museum grounds.  Be at the depot one hour prior to departure time. We reserve the right to substitute motive power and/or equipment.  Service animals only.  Museum admission 1/2 price with dinner train ticket.
 

Dessert Train Age Groups

Features 13+ 3-12 Under 3
Enjoy a light snack and a scrumptious dessert.  Includes coffee, tea, milk, or soda. $32 $32 $32

Dates of operation Saturday afternoons
Memorial Day Weekend through the month of October
Departure times 12:00pm 
Trip duration Two hours and fifteen minutes
Handicap accessible? No
Climate controlled Yes
Reservations required? Prepaid reservations are strongly encouraged
Other notes Be at the depot one hour prior to departure time.  These trains are diesel powered. Restrooms are available on board. We reserve the right to substitute motive power and/or equipment. Service animals only.  Museum admission included.



Picnic Train Age Groups

Features 13+ 3-12 Under 3
Pack a picnic lunch, and enjoy the casual, relaxed atmosphere aboard our vintage 1950's dining cars. $30 $12 Free

Dates of operation Sunday afternoons
Memorial Day Weekend through the month of October
Departure times 12:00pm
Trip duration Two hours
Handicap accessible No
Climate controlled Yes
Reservations required? Prepaid reservations are strongly encouraged
Other notes Be at the depot one hour prior to departure time.  This train is diesel powered. Restrooms are available.  Food is not provided, you must provide your own. We reserve the right to substitute motive power and/or equipment.  Service animals only.  Museum admission included.



Trolley Age Groups

Features 13+ Under 12
A 30-minute ride from our depot to downtown Boone, and return, aboard our beautifully restored 1920's Charles City Western electric trolley. $2 Free, when accompanied by fare-paying adult

Dates of operation Most Saturdays
Memorial Day Weekend through the month of October
Departure times Departure times vary.  Trolley usually runs from 10:00am through 4:00pm.
Trip duration 30 minutes
Handicap accessible No
Climate controlled No
Reservations required? Purchase tickets aboard the trolley
Other notes Restrooms are not available. We reserve the right to substitute motive power and/or equipment.  Service animals only. Museum admission NOT included.



Museum Only Age Groups

Features 13+ 3-12 Under 3
Access to a vast array of rare and authentic railroad artifacts.  Access to our theater, playing continuous railroad videos.  Access to our railroad library. $8 $3 Free

Dates of operation November - May Memorial Day Weekend - October
Hours of operation
  • Mon. - Fri. 10am - 4pm
  • Sat. 12pm - 4pm
  • Closed Sunday
  • Sun. - Thu.  10am - 4pm
  • Fri. & Sat. 10am - 5pm
Handicap accessible Yes Yes





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