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Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)

4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2119
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Great ride

Excellent train ride and historic trains to see. Lovely old depot and a short tour of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ken D
Love the collection.

Busy day at the museum...they were entertaining the 'Thomas the Tank Engine' crowd that weekend... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bfischertx
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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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One of the largest operating historic railroads in the United States offers scenic trips through the Tennessee countryside.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2119
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent train ride and historic trains to see. Lovely old depot and a short tour of the facilities at the other end of the line.

Thank Ken D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Busy day at the museum...they were entertaining the 'Thomas the Tank Engine' crowd that weekend. They were still running their normal short run over to the turntable-equipped station at the west end of their operation, so we took the ride. However, the back shops were...More

Thank bfischertx
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Since there really isn't a Chattanooga Choo Choo Ride, we were pleasantly pleased with this attraction. On a hot day, one of the cars had A/C. You get to get off and watch the turn around up close. Also, they take you on a walking...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy the many rides offered, just not enough for us. The best ride is actual located (starts) in Etowah, TN; this is the longest ride they now offer. If you like train rides this is one of the best in that area.

1  Thank gaintants
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a last minute decision to fill time and it was one of the greatest things we did on our trip. The staff and trip were amazing. We plan to go back for a longer trip in the fall.

Thank angelluv95
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite thing to do in Chattanooga. If you are a train buff, you can't miss it. I really liked seeing the turntable turn the heavy locomotive around. Very nostalgic and worth the visit.

Thank maynard7
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Double Steam all day excursion was well worth planning for...the observation and dining car was outstanding....the day before I took the short run to see the civil war tunnel and back shops....the exhibits was also well worth seeing the entire staff on and off...More

Thank Gene H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this trip online while searching for things to do in Chattanooga. My husband belongs to a model railroad club, so it was a must on our to do list. Cost was excellent $17 per adult for about an hour's ride. (Found out at the...More

Thank Rebecca U
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although a short ride this train ride is really quite amazing and to see the repair shop on the other end and hear first hand about the restoration work and to see the cars which they are still working is definitely a must for anyone...More

Thank CathieH53
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take my 5 year old grandchild to ride Thomas the Train. We had a wonderful time! The train ride was a short one, but it held her interest. Honestly I wasn’t expecting all the things that were...More

Thank AMSAnkie
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Antoine P
3 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.
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Elizabeth G
22 May 2018|
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Response from Yolanda H | Reviewed this property |
It is air conditioned. There are window seats - some facing forward, some backward. If you get there and are one of the first to load, you should have your choice of seats. I have motion sickness and road just fine. It’s... More
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sweeti2639
10 May 2018|
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Response from Cutejembird | Reviewed this property |
Train in yard to look at. Train gift shop too.
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