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Boone County, Iowa


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Statistics & Facts

The Iowa state capital is Des Moines.
The population of Boone is approximately 12,392 (1990), 12661 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,332 (1990), 5380 (2010).
The amount of land area in Boone is 22.919 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Boone to Washington DC is 950 miles.
The distance to the Iowa state capital is 35 miles. (as the crow flies)
Boone is positioned 42.05 degrees north of the equator and 93.87 degrees west of the prime meridian.



Mamie Doud Eisenhower - wife of US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, was born here in Boone. You can visit her restored home and see personal momentos, a museum, a library as well as family furniture.
Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace
709 Carroll St.
Boone, Iowa
Phone: 515-432-1896
Open: 1-5 Tue.-Sun., Apr.-May; 10-5 daily, June-Oct.; or by appointment.

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
225 10th St.
Boone, Iowa
Phone: 800-626-0319 or 515-432-4249
Hours: Rides: 1:30 daily; 11, 1:30 and 4 weekends and holidays; Memorial Day weekend-Oct. 31.
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Motive power is a Chinese steam locomotive JS#8419. The BSV's EASTSIDE ELECTRIC trolley line now operates a restored 1915 interurban trolley car on a 20 minute round trip to downtown Boone, with educational interpretation. Railroad gift shop. Steam cab ride available(extra fee). Steam trips weekends & holidays at 11AM, 1:30 PM & 4PM. Diesel train trip 1:30 PM weekdays. Open May through November.

Boone County Cultural Center and Historical Museum
602 Story St.
Boone, Iowa
Phone: 515-432-1907
Hours: 10-5, June-Oct.; 1-5 Nov.-May; closed Mon.

Boone County Museum
1004 Story St.
Boone, Iowa
Phone: 515-432-1730
Hours: 1-5 Sat., Sun., and holidays, Memorial Day-Sep. 15.

Larson's Scenic Valley Ranch
1192 188th St.
Boone, Iowa
Phone: 515-432-6080
Open: Trail rides: Apr.-Oct.; hay rides or sleigh rides: year-round.
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Boone Historical Events

1960's - 1970's
A site about bands that existed in Boone and Boone County in the 1960's through the 1970's.

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