Boone is a city in Central Iowa
Boone is the birthplace of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, and home of the IMCA Super Nationals.
Nearby communities include the cities Boone (pop. 12,811), Madrid (pop. 2,211), and Ogden (pop. 2,011).
Interstate highways I-35 and I-80.
- Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, 225 10th St, toll-free: .
- Ledges State Park (4 mi S of Boone). A popular park centered around a wooded canyon with sandstone bluffs rising above a tributary of the Des Moines River. A winding one-way road (which regularly closes due to flooding) runs through the canyon, crossing the stream at several points. The park features 13 miles of hiking trails along with fishing and canoeing on the Des Monies River, 95 campsites, and some lovely picnic spots.
- Farm Progress Shows
- Iowa Municipal Band Festival
- Play a challenging game of disc golf at McHose Park.
Ames, about 20 miles away, is a college town with some attractions.
|Routes through Boone|
|Missouri Valley ← Denison ←||W E||→ Ames → Cedar Rapids|