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2017 Schedule and Prices

  • Full season begins Memorial Day Weekend and ends October 31
  • 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





Climate Controlled
Coach Class
  • Limited Seating
  • Reservations strongly encouraged
$27 $15 Free in arms
Basic Coach Class
  • Bench seating
  • A window at every seat
  • Not climate controlled
  • Restroom & concession access
  • Reservations encouraged for Saturday trains
$22 $9 Free in arms
Open-air "Valley View"
  • Unobstructed view
  • Restroom & concession access
  • Reservations strongly encouraged
$32 $17 Free in arms
Rock Island Caboose
  • Rock Island caboose's cupola provides a bird's- eye view 
  • Restroom 
  • No concession access
  • Reservations strongly encouraged
$26 $14 Free in arms

Dates of operation Memorial Day Weekend through October 31
Departure times M, T, W, Th, F, and Su: One departure at 1:30 PM
Saturday: 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM
Arrives back in Boone 3:15 PM (M, T, W, Th, F, Su)  3:15 PM and 5:45 PM (Saturday)
Handicap accessible? Basic coach class only
Climate controlled No
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
Iowa Chop
Mediterranean Encrusted Salmon
Chicken Grillers
Homemade Vegetable Lasagna
$67.25 $67.25 $67.25

Dates of operation Friday evenings:  June 2 through October 27
Saturday evenings: April 1 through November 11
Boarding times 5:00 PM (4:30 PM in November)
Arrives back in Boone 7:45 PM (7:15 PM in November)
Handicap accessible? No
Climate controlled Yes
Reservations required? Prepaid reservations are required (1-800-626-0319)
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 included.
 

Dessert Train Age Groups

Features 13+ 3-12 Under 3
Enjoy a light snack and a scrumptious seasonal dessert.  Includes coffee, tea, milk, or soda. $34 $34 $34

Dates of operation
  • Saturday afternoons
  • Memorial Day Weekend through the month of October
  • Does not operate on days of the Chuggington or Day Out With Thomas events
Boarding time 11:45 AM
Arrives back in Boone 2:45 PM
Handicap accessible? No
Climate controlled Yes
Reservations required? Prepaid reservations are strongly encouraged (1-800-626-0319)
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. $32 $14 Free

Dates of operation
  • Sunday afternoons
  • Memorial Day Weekend through the month of October
  • Does not operate on days of the Chuggington or Day Out With Thomas events
Boarding time 11:45 AM
Arrives back in Boone 2:45 PM
Handicap accessible No
Climate controlled Yes
Reservations required? Prepaid reservations are strongly encouraged (1-800-626-0319)
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
Tickets available on trolley
Free, when accompanied by fare-paying adult

Dates of operation Most Saturdays (Call to confirm availability)
Memorial Day Weekend through the month of October
Departure times Departure times vary.  Trolley usually runs from 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM.
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. 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Sat. 12 PM - 4 PM
  • Closed Sunday
  • Museum not open on Saturdays of our Santa Express event
  • Sun. - Thu.  10 AM - 4 PM
  • Fri. & Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM
Handicap accessible Yes Yes





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