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Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)

4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2119
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Amazing displays and ride

You would wish metropolitan rail roads today, looked and ran like these. Station has immaculate... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jrmmb
via mobile
Nice authentic train ride, but short

We went on the Local 55 minute excursion over four bridges. It’s a short 3 mile ride to their... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ChicSouth3
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Brookhaven, Georgia
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One of the largest operating historic railroads in the United States offers scenic trips through the Tennessee countryside.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steam engine” (55 reviews)
“north pole” (40 reviews)
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4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2119
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You would wish metropolitan rail roads today, looked and ran like these. Station has immaculate shops, restroom and cafe dining. Watch Video in waiting area. Take ride and enjoy restoration work shops. Well worth visit!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the Local 55 minute excursion over four bridges. It’s a short 3 mile ride to their repair shop, a turn table demonstration, and a quick ride back. It was almost too short of a trip even for my toddlers, who were disappointed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good for any age group. Short train ride to see an old train turntable, and repair shop. Very interesting. When you get back to depot you eat lunch there. Inexpensive. Everyone very nice and friendly.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time riding the train and watching the turntable engine change. Learned a lot about how trains change directions. Very neat to see where they work on the trains. The restored collection of trains was nice to see.

Thank OscarCallie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pullman compartment is amazing...the breakfast is scrumptious - truly the best French toast that I have ever eaten! By the time lunch comes around you are stuffed --- then they pull out the chocolate cake 😮 The steam train to Summerville is an awesome...More

1  Thank Brigett D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun ride. Educational and very comfortable. Worth the money. Wish out had been longer ride. Listen to the guide give details on historical points or you'll miss out on valuable information. Nice museum shop and super friendly staff.

1  Thank Joe L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Depot was awesome and interesting, but this train ride was very disappointing and not worth $17! It was advertised as an hour trip traveling over 4 bridges. It was a short ride with what I would say were small over passes and the train...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family attended the Bunny Train event and it was awesome! Our young children loved the train, story time, the fun house, and egg hunt. It was fun for all!

1  Thank Kellee88
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The train ride was awesome, everything is in such great condition and clean. THe ground are very well kept and the depot is awesome. Wonderful trains to tour and go inside and look at. Very nice and well put together. Great staff and we can't...More

1  Thank OriginalCC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the dinner train on Friday night, check in was a breeze with no hic ups. Boarded the train on time, no need to hurry as your seat was pre-selected. Hayden was our waiter and did a fantastic job. The food was hot and...More

2  Thank Vern O
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serverace
24 February 2018|
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Response from kathleens818 | Reviewed this property |
There are a few places to eat right in the town where the train pulls in. No need for a shuttle. Quite walkable - and small.
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Griffin83
25 January 2018|
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Response from Jake6226 | Reviewed this property |
We did Pullman section and loved it. Had plenty of room. Compartment looked a little less attractive as you were sectioned off from other passengers. And you can see out of both sides of the car when you are in a section. We... More
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Retha L
21 January 2018|
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Response from LFH17 | Reviewed this property |
Tennessee Valley Railroad has a North Pole Limited Christmas train during the holidays. I’m pretty sure that particular ride is over for this season, but the Missionary Ridge Local has trips in January.
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