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Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)

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Address: 4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2119
Phone Number: +1 423-894-8028
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One of the largest operating historic railroads in the United States offers...

One of the largest operating historic railroads in the United States offers scenic trips through the Tennessee countryside.

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Lovely place

If you Like Trains, this is a good place to go. There is a wonderful train set up stairs. When we went it was decorated for Christmas. There is a cafeteria to eat and a gift shop... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Evelyn I
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Holiday, Florida
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Holiday, Florida
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you Like Trains, this is a good place to go. There is a wonderful train set up stairs. When we went it was decorated for Christmas. There is a cafeteria to eat and a gift shop to buy stuff. You can get on a train ride ranging from two hours or longer ones. We took the train to the... More 

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Centre, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My grandson had so much fun on the ride to the North Pole, very excited to see Santa on the train. Our elves built up the trip the whole time, they were singing Christmas carols, telling stories. Very mush worth the money!!!

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Thank Grayson5
Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was incredible. Grandchild loved it. People excellent and added to experience in their dress, cookies and milk, read story, and the visit from Santa was just amazing. I'd definitely take more family members along.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The train ride itself was nice - if not a little on the short side) and a perfectly fine length for what we paid (Missionary Ridge Local). Most of the time is spent watching the turntable, but also got to watch the iron forgers that were out there. Our "conductor" was not very forthcoming on information. No one was told... More 

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Thank mbh176
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58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is fun for all ages but especially the small fry. You can take a train ride, tour old railroad cars, visit the museum, and shop for gifts. My 3 year old great grand son could not get enough of the big engine's.

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Thank Merlin W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid $110.00 for the Polar Express ride. We had a very short trip, they had a North Pole display but we didn't even get to get off the train we were only able to look at it from our windows. We were served warm chocolate milk (out of a box) and a little Debbie cookie. They said it was... More 

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Bay Village, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the short ride to the yard to watch them turn the engine and visited the repair shop. very interesting. also rode the all day double header steam excursion to Summerville. Rode in first class car. Breakfast and lunch was included with this car. Service in diner was very good.

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Rome, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised at what a first class experience this was. All the railroad personnel are dressed in period dress and are extremely knowledgeable and courteous. We were on the observation car and we were pampered incredibly. Breakfast and Dinner was good, and service was impeccable. I love that the train let us off and did a run-by so we... More 

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Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the Saturday that we were planning to go, the RR was booked, so we got tickets for the next day. We all loved it, grandparents, parents and 3 year old grandson! The trip on the train was delightful, but the most exciting thing was to see it turn around and head back. The engine disengages from the train and... More 

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chattanooga, TN
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no views of any pretty trees/land. It's of poor trashy back yards. Summerville has only about 3 stores to pop in and certainly not worth the hour visited. We paid for the pullman car and it was not what we thought. Poor window visiability and hard seats, although private. Choose the cheap seats on this one as they... More 

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