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Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)

4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2119
+1 423-894-8028
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Very informative

We did the "Local", to Missionary Ridge, very short ride, but very informative, the conductor... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
HET C
Private Car Dinner

This is the second time we have taken a train ride. This time we wanted to have dinner on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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One of the largest operating historic railroads in the United States offers scenic trips through the Tennessee countryside.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“train ride” (263 reviews)
“steam engine” (54 reviews)
“north pole” (40 reviews)
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4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2119
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+1 423-894-8028

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We did the "Local", to Missionary Ridge, very short ride, but very informative, the conductor certainly knew his history and loved his job. The visit to the maintenance shop was educational.

Thank HET C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time we have taken a train ride. This time we wanted to have dinner on the train. Turns out for our group of 8 it was just a small amount more to book the Eden Isle private car. We had a...More

1  Thank 212Moree
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a let down. Went at 1.15 PM and the trip was so short. Train ride itself is about 30 minutes both direction.

Thank JCL045
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

IT was a very delightful experience and he really enjoyed it. I would not get there as early as we did and suggest they get rid of the cattle call entry to the train. Other than that great time.

2  Thank Chu B
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

They had friendly staff and it was interesting however 20 mins of it was at the train yard and the other time was riding to and from. The ride was only about 15 mins there and 15 mins back. I thought it would be an...More

Thank Landa M
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

You board the train from the authentic station, and proceed over an old track to the TVR rail yard, behind a real, antique steam engine. The steam engine is turned on the round table, and proceeds back to the station - a pleasant and relaxing...More

Thank Gary D
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We rode on New Year's Eve to celebrate our first anniversary. My daughter and her boyfriend were with us. Both the men are train fanatics so they were both happy. The trip takes two hours and the meal was elegantly served. The white tablecloths and...More

Thank mmmjlm16
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

What an amazing adventure! I booked 3 tickets for the standard car because Santa’s private car was full on the last train to the North Pole of the year. I requested in special instructions to upgrade us to Santa’s private car if room became available...More

Thank Kriz10M
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

informative. Great for kids. The guide was knowledgeable and gave lots of history. Not super exciting but definitely worth a one time trip.

Thank Tubasurge
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

So much fun for the kids! We were exhausted from riding so long in the cas. The train ride just made the adults more tired. But it was fun seeing the kids so excited. I suggest resting before riding if you live far away.

Thank Z2683LCnancyp
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Griffin83
25 January 2018|
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Response from gwblum | Reviewed this property |
So, we were only there once. We only took the hour long trip. I think your choice is based on weather. We were there when it was very very hot, so we choose the inside car. You really get to see everything from both types of... 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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Rose H
10 July 2017|
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Response from John K M | Reviewed this property |
We did the chickamauga round trip and would imagine the menu will be the same which was a deli sandwich, drink, chips and dessert. Depending on the seating you choose, there is also unlimited drinks and snacks in the... More
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