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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

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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Wonderful Experience

My husband and I took the Valentine Dinner Train and it was wonderful. The food was great and the service superb. It was very intimate and a great way to spend Valentine's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Cindy A
Powder Springs, Georgia, United States

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Powder Springs, Georgia, United States
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I took the Valentine Dinner Train and it was wonderful. The food was great and the service superb. It was very intimate and a great way to spend Valentine's evening. I would recommend it to any couple wanting a quiet dinner getaway.

Thank Cindy A
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum can be a lot of fun. But if you love trains it is amazing. True working trains. They do the Thomas the train thing at least once a year and you can take a trip on the trains too.

Thank Jeff G
Mission, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They were closed the day I went but the staff was so nice to let me walk around and take pictures. The trains are terrific and I even got photos of a working train on the tracks.

Thank Kathy D
Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very educational. The turn table was really neat to see and they showed you the trains they are currently working on.

Thank Suds529
Clinton, Tennessee
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61 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the TN Valley Railroad museum and took their Missionary Ridge Local train ride. The train was in really good condition compared to the ones you ride in the Big South Fork. I really enjoyed the ride down to the East Chattanooga stop to see the locomotive being rotated on a turntable. Also, the Missionary Ridge Tunnel that... More 

Thank rivergirl25
Nashville, Tennessee
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47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is really a wondereful thing to do with kids especially if your children are into trains. Little like this anywhere in the U.S.

Thank Smarkway
Erie, Colorado
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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took my elderly parents here and even they were bored! The train went in the woods, down a little ways very slowly, then backed back to the station. We couldn't see any sights! My parents visited from Wisconsin and were very disappointed. They wanted to see some of Tennessee or Chattanooga. This was called the local so we thought... More 

1 Thank Kelly P
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67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was super fun and cozy. Lots of details. Conductor and commentator wore uniforms from 1940s era style. Train ride was informative, local, 2 quick trips, one to a service yard, walk around looking at old steam engines, watch the engine be turned around on a turn table, ride back to the depot.

Thank CareerTourist
Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Nice little excursion with some history thrown in. Very cool experience if you haven't ridden trains. Be warned, though,this trip is very used by families with small kids. Seats facing each other are not so neat. But train personnel are terrific. Neat history in an hour. Give this one a try

Thank Ed W
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I went to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum to ride the Summerville Steam Train and had a wonderful experience. I use that word intentionally because it was much more than a ride on an old time train. The equipment is maintained in excellent condition, no signs saying 'please don't touch this because it is old and easily damaged' which I... More 

2 Thank Roderick A

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