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Thunder Mountain Line Scenic Trains

Just 28 miles (45km) from Boise, visitors can ride the rails of the nostalgic Thunder Mountain Line, originally established in 1914 to serve the mining and timber industries. Four different routes throughout the year carry passengers through the winding canyon of the Payette River and past sagebrush covered hills, pristine forests, mountain meadows and rangelands. Many specialty trips are offered, including Christmas, Civil War, wine tasting and mystery dinner experiences. Several train cars are available for private rental.

Address: Horseshoe Bend Depot, 120 Mill Road, Horseshoe Bend

Website: www.thundermountainline.com

Telephone: (208) 331-1184

Admission: Schedules and ticket prices vary, check the website for details.