Boone Iowa River Valley Festival

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Named one of TOP 10 BEST OUTDOOR FESTIVALS IN IOWA! Memorial Weekend.

- Craft Time & walking tours held at the Iowa Arboretum (free/ all ages) - Diddy Pole Catfishing Tourney begin(One of the ONLY Diddy Pole Tourney in Iowa!)

- Official BRVF Kick Off Block Party + exclusive BRVF Brew untapping (free/ all ages)

- Family Fun Run 1 mile (all ages)

- All ages I-spy Hunt hosted by the Boone County Family YMCA (all ages)

- Outdoor Photography Class with pro, Amanda Grout from AKG Designs

- Guided Hikes hosted by Ledges & Boone County Conservation (free/ all ages)

- Bags Tourney

- Craft & Story Time hosted by Ericson Public Library (free/ all ages)

- GATES OPEN! ROCK OUT to Grand Funk Railroad's 50th Anniversary - 50 Years of Funk - Tour with special guest, Blue Oyster Cult in an outdoor amphitheater at Seven Oaks!

- Pancake feed & Inter-denominational Outdoor Community- wide Church Service (free/ everyone welcome!)

- Arts in the Park: A community favorite! Join us for dozens of handcrafted artists & vintage + Live music & Kid's Corner + The Market with fresh flowers & edibles. New this year: Men's Cove featuring Garage Art Car Show! (free/ all ages)

- Family ride on the High Trestle Trail (free/ all ages)

- Annual Memorial Day Races at Boone Speedway! Featuring 50/50 Raffle to benefit our non-profit partner, Camp Hantesa with their program, Camp Brave- designed for kids impacted by crime. (all ages)

Boone Iowa River Valley Festival

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

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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;

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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'

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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.

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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.

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