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Poor signage

We have tried to get here two or more times now without success. Even the navigation in our car... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
init4keeps
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Nice Side Trip!

We enjoyed seeing the Kate Shelley High Bridge and learning the story behind why the bridge was... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
7Kathi_D
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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

took my mother on this for a day out so really wasn't expecting much. It gave us an afternoon out and was somewhat interesting on the trip away from the station, but the return trip was just another ride. The story was interesting and the...More

Thank x000n46n
Reviewed 26 March 2018

The train ride was nice but the food had a lot to be desired. We didn't know ahead of time that it was create red by Hy Vee! Would not recommend this dinner at all! Very disappointed!

Thank purplecougar67
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Our son loves trains and so we get the occasion to come out here and watch the trains go by. It's very impressive to see the tray and so high up in the air on this Trestle Bridge. We were out here just the other...More

Thank CycloneIowa
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We have tried to get here two or more times now without success. Even the navigation in our car sends us to Moingona, which has the Kate Shelley Park, as seen in some of my pics. We crossed a one lane wooden bridge going over...More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Honestly, unless you're a rail fan, not much left to see but the bridge on a dead end road, miles out of the way from anything of significance. There used be a cool old bridge just upstream "Wagon Wheel Bridge", an old wood deck/iron trestle...More

Thank Troy H
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We enjoyed seeing the Kate Shelley High Bridge and learning the story behind why the bridge was named after her (the first bridge in the US to be named after a woman!) The bridge is off the beaten path, so be ready to drive rural...More

1  Thank 7Kathi_D
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is a local attraction for me and there a couple things to know when planning a trip to see the bridge. First it is NOT the bridge Kate Shelly climbed. That bridge was actually in a small town just to the south of Boone...More

5  Thank rachelinboone
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Pretty amazing. Glad we were aware of the story behind it from other reviews. It would be nice if they posted the information near the bridge for others that havent had access to reviews.

Thank Lacey M
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I loved seeing the bridges together and taking pictures. The setting hasn't been changed it a tourist place and is just down a dirt road. No fanfare or anything and with a little imagination you can picture the history of this place. Very neat and...More

Thank K1436YZsandram
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

You can drive to the base of both bridges and view trains crossing. Great in the fall. Operated by the Union Pacific RR. The original bridge was built circa 1912 by the Chicago & Northwestern RR. Current RR is Union Pacific. Over 60 trains a...More

1  Thank schonesland
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