Scenic Valley Railroad  LbNA # 32966

Placed DateJul 14 2007
LocationBoone, IA
Found By The Flutter Byes
Last Found Jul 18 2009
Hike Distance?

The are many signs of the importance of railroads throughout the town of Boone. The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad is a tribute to a lost era of transportation and a unique opportunity for many people today. The museum/historical society offers several types of train rides, including dinner trains, dessert trains, and more. See their website for more details.

Bring your own ink.
Level of terrain difficulty: easy
Time required after parking: 10 minutes.

From Hwy 30, head north on Story Street from the 4-way stop sign. You will travel quite a ways through the town of Boone. (Watch for signs directing you to the Boone & Scenic Valley RR.)

• From Story Street, head west on a street named after a double-digit prime number. Go west about six or seven blocks.
• Turn south on a street named after a president, William Henry ___________.
• You will enter the train station parking lot and park anywhere. Once on foot, head for Kate & Shelley's spot to lounge.
• Walk around to the south side of that place and see the set of 3 "wheels" on the east end which make it move.
• Now look up a little to the brace atop those "wheels" and find the numbers 1, 3, & 5. Facing the number 5, follow the chain up and away from the "wheels".
• Reach up and around to the origin of the chain to find your letterbox.