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Boone County, Iowa
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.
Open: 1-5 Tue.-Sun., Apr.-May; 10-5 daily, June-Oct.; or by appointment.
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
225 10th St.
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.
Hours: 10-5, June-Oct.; 1-5 Nov.-May; closed Mon.
Boone County Museum
1004 Story St.
Hours: 1-5 Sat., Sun., and holidays, Memorial Day-Sep. 15.
Larson's Scenic Valley Ranch
1192 188th St.
Open: Trail rides: Apr.-Oct.; hay rides or sleigh rides: year-round.
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