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Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
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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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 November 2008

After taking the regular 'day' trip a couple of years ago, my husband and I brought our children back to the TVR this year to experience the 'North Pole Limited'. If you have seen the Christmas movie The Polar Express, this ride is an attempt...More

20  Thank ngachick
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Although the train ride was very nice and we enjoyed going through the tunnel and watching the train turn around on the turntable, when the trip ended, we found that our car was broken into. The police told us the area on the other side...More

20  Thank ohbnc
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank engineerpat5290
Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank Drew F
Reviewed 1 week 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!

Thank DuncantheSixth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 days touring Chattanooga and decided to do this short train ride. It was nice, but just a bit too short and not much to see.

Thank Robin G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time riding the old train. lots of smoke and sounds. Got to see how the operation works and viewed lots of train equipment. Great day.

Thank ballumpire55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went for 9 hour trip Chattanooga to Summerville Ga. We had a great time. We have took this trip 4 times and it gets better each time. I learned very interesting facts about train and area. Must do this if you...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the day trip from Chattanooga to Summerville on Sunday. The train follows a historic route from Grand Junction Station in Chattanooga to Summerville, Georgia; crossing the state line in Rossville, traveling past Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park and through Chickamauga, Rock Spring, LaFayette, Trion,...More

1  Thank Charmain D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the Missionary Ridge train ride, especially the turntable demo. Love learning these little bits of history. Be sure to enter the address in your GPS though, because if you just type in the name of the museum it'll take you to the wrong place!

Thank Nomad26869685173
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 5 year old had a blast! I would recommend this for anyone with children. The price was affordable and it is well thought out and planned. It is also not too long a ride. This is good with kids because their attention span is...More

2  Thank Paula Michel D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must do if you have never been on a train. It was fun and an experience. The train kind of had a weird smell to it though.

1  Thank KristenJ378
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12 July 2018|
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Response from Wilkoson | Reviewed this property |
Cathie is correct, that is the price range.
12 July 2018|
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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!
Antoine P
4 June 2018|
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Response from AMSAnkie | Reviewed this property |
I don’t recall seeing any charging stations. Maybe give them a call to see. Good luck! Hope you find some nearby.