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Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)
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“steam engine”(60 reviews)
“north pole”(40 reviews)
One of the largest operating historic railroads in the United States offers scenic trips through the Tennessee countryside.
4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2119
+1 423-894-8028
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went with our grandchildren (ages 2 and 3) to ride SANTA’S HIWASSEE HOLIDAY TRAIN. The trip was wonderful! Santa, Mrs Claus and their helpers were a lot of fun. I highly recommend this for all ages. We have rode other trains with Santa, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took out grandson for the North Pole Limited excursion. This was all 3 of our maiden voyage. I think my wife and I had more fun than our 3-3/4 year old grandson. From the moment we arrived at the turnoff into the parking lot,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David2154
Reviewed 5 days ago

Located in Chattanooga and very easy to find. Very nice exhibits of locomotives and cars. One can climb on the engines. Very nice gift shot and friendly personnel. Very good day for our senior group. I would recommend this to every age. Very nice experience.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank daylebread
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Santa train to the North Pole. Staff was terrific, nice hot chocolate and treats to take home. Well done, well executed attraction, nice well-maintained coach. We'll be back next year. Grandkids had a wonderful time and came home with photos with Santa,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank phil742
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

superb place to visit the train ride and exhibition, good place to visit north pole, kids train show

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nraghaven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last night, my hubby and I rode the Christmas Dinner Train and had a blast!!! We "dressed-up" for a lovely train ride with delicious food and we really enjoyed it. The staff members were so friendly, helpful and full of information. David Duncan couldn't have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JasperCharly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The train was very dirty. The rain left 50 minutes late. We had to pick up an engine because one of the trains broke down. We were there for 45 mins. Then we continued on to see rocks and trees. The bathrooms were so dirty,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank r0se829
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice railroad collection of various railroads!! Love the restoration shops and the steam program!!!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank engineerpat5290
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Without knowing much about the rides offered by TVR, my family grabbed up the last remaining observation car tickets for one of the 9-hour day rides. Little did we know that we were not just going on a classic steam train ride, we were on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Drew F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 11/10 chasing the 4501 to Summerville. Great way to spend the day and experience the amazing power of a steam locomotive. This is a place to be treasured for rail-fans and history buffs!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from ballumpire55 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Wilkoson | Reviewed this property |
Cathie is correct, that is the price range.
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Response from Jeffery F | Reviewed this property |
We called their office and purchased on site. You may want to give them a shout. Enjoy!