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Pumpkin Express - Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

  • Overview

    It is getting closer and closer to Pumpkin Express time at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. This year we are expanding, and making improvements to, our pumpkin patch! Step aboard for a trip across the 156′ tall Bass Point Creek High Bridge and through the Des Moines River Valley as you travel to the pumpkin patch. Once there, kids can choose that perfect pumpkin before the train begins its return trip to Boone. These special trains will be operating on October 3, 10, and 17 (Saturdays). Due to physical distancing, capacities for this year’s trains will be reduced. Tickets are on sale now at, or by calling 1-800-626-0319.