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Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

Hop aboard the tourist line railroad, which travels 15 miles (dinner and dessert trains travel 22 miles) through the beautiful Des Moines River Valley over two great bridges. See displays of historic railroad items and equipment. Valentine Dinner Train in February;

Boone, IA Railroad History

Kate Shelley Railroad Museum and Park

Restored depot where visitors learn the dramatic story of 15-year-old Kate Shelley's warning of upcoming danger to a passenger train. See working telegraph, railroad memorabilia and artifacts relating to Shelley'

Boone, IA Museums

Boone County Historical Center

Experience the drama of the Kate Shelley story. View a coal mine replica, extensive gun and military collection, mounted wildlife collection and genealogical records.

Boone, IA Historic Centers

Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace

Frame house with restored summer kitchen and furniture from Mamie's family. Master bedroom includes bed in which Mamie was born. Lower-level museum and library features photos of Mamie and Ike, memorabilia and gift shop. See 1949

Boone, IA Famous Homes

Seven Oaks Recreation

Enjoy downhill skiing, snow tubing, snowboarding, tent camping, mountain biking. Full-service canoe, kayak or tube floats on scenic Des Moines River. Lodge rental available for special events. Three motocross races annually, plus several mountain bike races. Two new paintball fields available.

Boone, IA Recreation

Things to do near Boone, IA

Des Moines Art Center

Building designed by three internationally-recognized architects houses an internationally-renowned collection of artwork fro...

Iowa Gold Star Military Museum

Learn about Iowa military history from 1846 to the present. See uniforms, flags, trench art, small arms, artillery, UH-1 "Hue...

Waveland Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Jester Park Golf Club -Executive

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Sugar Grove Vineyards and Gatheringplace

Small country winery with 11-acre vineyard, two-acre pond, abundant wildlife, beautifully landscaped grounds. See a small her...