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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 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
Reviewed 31 July 2008

My husband & I with another couple took this Train Ride for Valentines Day 2007. My friend saw an ad in the local newspaper. We were very excited about this because we had never been on a train ride before. (we did not read any...More

2  Thank queenb1
Reviewed 5 May 2008

I went on Thomas the Train day. The place was packed with young families and was fun! Took the train ride in the air conditioned dining car train. What fun! No complaints.

1  Thank tireman
Reviewed 9 January 2008

When we spent a weekend in Chattanooga with friends, I discovered that one of my friends had a love for trains like I do. Childhood memories for both of us. So, we booked the train ride and when we arrived there was a lot of...More

5  Thank TheNatureInUsdotcom
Reviewed 12 November 2007

My boyfriend and I were highly disappointed by the train ride...for the money, it could have been much better....the best part was the conductor, who was very amicable and dressed a in period conductor uniform. The train went through the worst part of Chattanooga and...More

10  Thank traveller0818
Reviewed 29 October 2007

My husband and I took the Missionary Ridge ride that lasted approximately an hour, (round trip plus observing the turning around of the train on the turntable, also a tour of the Back Shop.)Everyone on staff---from the ticket counter to the train "attendents" were very...More

3  Thank GeorgianOnTheGo
Reviewed 2 June 2007

I visited just after Memorial Day, 2007, and had a wonderful experience. My six-year-old son totally loved the ride. Fortunately, we were able to have a steam locomotive pull us. That was a real treat for my son. The 50-minute ride is about right for...More

8  Thank DyersburgTraveler
Reviewed 10 April 2006

Lovely quiet little train ride. First time my kids ever rode a train (5 & 9). We all loved it. Nice small set-up. Cute old-fashioned ticket counter (not used-original equipment). Looks like true old-fashioned train station inside. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Everything was clean....More

17  Thank stretched2thin
Reviewed 18 September 2005

My wife and I took a the day trip to Chicamaugua for the War between the States encampment. The ride on the train was smooth, but the scenery was definite let down. The "hood" of Chatanooga just isn't a very pretty area to go through....More

8  Thank minyme
Reviewed 29 June 2005

We enjoyed the short (50 minute) ride on the TVR railroad. The scenery along the route was quite forgettable, but our three-year-old enjoyed the experience of riding the train. The staff were very personable and are clearly railroad enthusiasts. Not to be missed is the...More

4  Thank Patricia M
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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.