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Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)
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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 2 days ago

For Christmas, my wife gave our kids an annual pass to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Our 4-1/2 grandson is mesmerized by any kind of train. It is so amazing that when the train blows the whistle and begins to move, he smiles so big...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David2154
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed riding on a piece of history. The ride was a long nine hours. There was not much to see along the way. Seeing the cemetery and the civil war battle site was nice. The staff onboard were very pleasant. Learning a little bit of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank VBW2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been on several historical train rides. Most are so expensive we’d wonder afterwards if it was really worth it. This train is affordable & offers 100xs more historical information about the USA’s train use. Highly recommend this short excursion for kids and history buffs...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rmcrita
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Tennessee Valley Railroad and loved our train ride! We did the 50-minute tour through Wide Side Tunnel, watched the turntable exhibit, learned about the depot where trains are worked on and restored, then rode back to the station. My gang loves...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ktrind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Mission Ridge Tunnel trip. Short, family friendly, hilarious narration but informative, great family outing for 20- to 70-year-olds. Though we didn’t have children with us, this was the perfect amount of time. The price was right for the experience! The train has...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Annalida500
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really like going here we have done the Valentines dinner also the Christmas polar express and plan on doing one of the longer trips soon so if you're visiting make sure you go and take a look at what they have to offer

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Flyboywife
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We decided to do something different when visiting in Chattanooga. We took the Dinner Train and celebrated Valentines day a few days early.. The Train ride was great, the food was delicious and the service was top notch. We will definitel do a return trip.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Glen P
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening dinner train. The authenticity was great. From the tableware to the menu, it felt like we were enjoying a nice meal on a train in the 1940s or 1950s. The waiters, steward, and conductor were very friendly...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

Had fun visiting Chattanooga and seeing the railroad cars. Very interesting and easy to get to and take time to look around.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sosnm
Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

$18.00 Here is what to expect... 20 minute Train Ride Outbound 30 minute Stop/Layover 07 minute Return Trip. Tough to Ju$tify ....

Date of experience: January 2019
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6 February 2019|
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Response from David2154 | Reviewed this property |
Look under “Choose your train” and it will give you more options. Also you can call them directly. If you have children, They have an Easter Train coming up in April. Thomas and Percy are coming in May (Mother’s Day... More
5 December 2018|
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Response from Wilkoson | Reviewed this property |
Cathie is correct, that is the price range.