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Must Do's
Make memories in Boone County! We have a variety of attractions and activities for all ages. 

All aboard the famous Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad where you’ll experience spectacular views of the Des Moines River Valley from a whole new perspective. 

Learn about the area's railroading and coal mining history at the Boone History Center or the Eisenhower family at the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace. Also be sure to stop by Boone Valley Brewing Co

Outdoor Recreation & Exciting Eateries
Find year-round outdoor fun at Seven Oaks Recreation. In the summer, visitors can enjoy tubing, kayaking and canoeing down the river, paintball competitions and mud runs. Once the snow falls, the facility's hills transform into thrilling skiing and snowboarding slopes as well as winter tubing runs. 

Bring your own kayak or canoe and enjoy a relaxing day on the Des Moines Water Trail

Rest and refuel with a classic meal at Colorado Grill, then grab a sweet treat from Van Hemert's Dutch Oven Bakery.

Community Highlights
Plan accordingly to attend exciting community events such as Pufferbilly Days (annually Downtown Boone in September), Ogden Fun Days and Madrid Labor Day Celebration. Or simply enjoy local wines, craft beer, fine dining and great shopping on your own time.

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