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Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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 via mobile

The build up was great as well as the disappointment. A lot of time waiting for a very short ride with little to see or do. Most of our group expressed disappointment. Wish I had skipped it entirely.

Thank themeeks1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ride the trains of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Coal puffers and deisel engines alike. See antique cars.

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 3 days ago

So thankful that we were able to visit here. We did just the regular tour, and the train ride was fun. The staff who conducted the tours were very well informed and presented the history in an interesting manner. Very nice tour, and would like...More

Thank Joy P
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our first ride on a dinner train and it definitely was not worth $62. First, they kept having electrical issues. Luckily that didn't start til we were done eating. The lights kept going out and on the ride back the dinner car was...More

Thank 3D0Gnight
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the Tennessee Valley Railroad on 2 occasions. The first was for the ‘Dinner on the Diner’ excursion, We all enjoyed the food, and got to ride in Coach Class on the return run. The scenery is not spectacular, mostly consisting of urban factories,...More

Thank HertfordRoadRunners
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here as a get away for the weekend and had a blast! Splurged for the VIP ticket for the weekend admission and extra perks for Railfest. This included concerts, food, ice cream,beer, whiskey, chocolate and of course train rides and tours of the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in for Railfest, and were not disappointed. One of the best collections of rolling stock I've seen, much of it in working condition or at least very well preserved. The depot is kept in 1940's style, and is absolutely beautiful. Take the Missionary...More

1  Thank Jason C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode the Missionary Ridge train. It is a short ride to the turn-table. The information about how they used to turn the turn-table was very good. This was our first steam train ride.

Thank 719hansk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic railroad experience. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Will come again. Highly recommended.

Thank kokikadas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on Missionary Ridge Train ride and had a great time! Gide was very nice and provided very interesting facts about the railroad. Nice gift shop and food and drink shop. Great coffee and moon pies! Highly recommend!

1  Thank _maryacapps
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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.