History on the Rails

Journey back in time and discover Iowa's indispensable role in connecting the young nation with ribbons of steel.

Take in the scenic Des Moines River Valley on the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone. Hit the road for Colfax and stop at Trainland USA, America's original toy train museum.

Council Bluffs is train-lover heaven. Travel back to the Age of Steam at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Visit the residence of "the greatest railroad builder of all time," General Grenville M. Dodge, at the Historic General Dodge House. And check out fantastic model railroad displays at the RailsWest Railroad Museum.

Or, if the kids are away, enjoy a glass of wine at Train Wreck Winery in Algona.

All aboard for fun!

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