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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 15 August 2018

Our family did the 55 minute ride. It was so much fun, like going back in time. We liked looking at the trains in the museum and waiting in the old depot. Even though it was very warm and humid, we chose to ride in...More

Thank Vacationrare
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We took the 1 hour ride as part of the Museum Hop - here's a tip - if you ride on the brown carriage with AC there is an outside standing area, feel the wind in your hair - breathe the smoky air, feel the...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We took our Granddaughter for a surprise ride on the Mission Ridge Steam Train Excursion that is setup for smaller children with the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga, TN. She loved the ride which last about 1 hour, goes over 4 bridges and through...More

Thank bigdogg_9
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a nice way to spend a hot day this is it. The 36 mile trip is broken up with an hour stop in the tiny town of Chickamauga. You had the option of eating on the train or eating in...More

1  Thank LarrJann
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

The ride is terrific it’s only part of the entire package. You get to see the rehab shop at work and watch the progress being made on restoring locomotives and rail cars. And at the depot, they have a wonderful collection of rail carcars and...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I had read reviews about this attraction before visiting, and think that if you know what to expect, you won't be disappointed. Our family (with a 12 &15 yr old) had a fun time. We took the Mission Local train, and it was just the...More

1  Thank 4NHTraveler
Reviewed 2 August 2018

A short fun ride into history. The train personnel were all dressed in period costumes and the was guide knowlegeable about RR history. The train was immaculately maintained. The tour of the restoration facility was entertaining as well. A very pleasant 2 hours

Thank Davistravels
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We went on a train ride. The staff were dressed in period pieces and were friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. We went on a ride stopped at the repair shop where a little more was explained, saw how the turntable works and then rode the train...More

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 29 July 2018

This is another must-do for my rail-fanning teens every time we come to Chattanooga. The grounds have many cars you can walks around and explore. On the weekends they have a great hour long train ride that includes a stop at their restoration shop and...More

Thank kathariner574
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

So glad we found this! Such a nice time. The guide was very informative and funny. Wish we had planned better so we could have taken one of the longer rides!

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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.