The trains of the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum, a division of the Iowa Railroad Historical Society, traverse some of the most beautiful scenery in the heart of the Midwest as they wind their way through the picturesque Des Moines River Valley. A trip aboard the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad will take you back to a bygone time as you board 1920's era coaches, or the climate-controlled dining cars of the 1950's. As you travel our line, you may be treated to the sight of deer, wild turkeys, or even an eagle soaring above the river. For most, the highlight of the trip is crossing the spectacular 156' tall Bass Point Creek High Bridge, offering passengers an unbelievable view of the valley.
The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum is one of the few museums in the world which allow you to witness steam, diesel, and electric railroad operations. The museum offers something for everyone, with dinner, dessert, picnic, and basic excursion train rides, as well as special events such as the Santa Express™, and Thomas The Tank Engine™.