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Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)

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Address: 4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2119
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+1 423-894-8028
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One of the largest operating historic railroads in the United States offers...

One of the largest operating historic railroads in the United States offers scenic trips through the Tennessee countryside.

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Nice little excursion with some history thrown in. Very cool experience if you haven't ridden trains. Be warned, though,this trip is very used by families with small kids. Seats... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Ed W
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice little excursion with some history thrown in. Very cool experience if you haven't ridden trains. Be warned, though,this trip is very used by families with small kids. Seats facing each other are not so neat. But train personnel are terrific. Neat history in an hour. Give this one a try

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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum to ride the Summerville Steam Train and had a wonderful experience. I use that word intentionally because it was much more than a ride on an old time train. The equipment is maintained in excellent condition, no signs saying 'please don't touch this because it is old and easily damaged' which I... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have kids like love trains this is the place to go. It is a 30 minutes each way that will take you through a tunnel inside the mountain to the Depot and the shop were trains are serviced and stored. They will show you how the turn table works and take you back to the train station. After... More 

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208 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So the train was cool. The philosophy was cool. The people in the costumes /staff were delightful. I guess it was hard to get into because I was expecting more lights along the path. It's really just a short train ride that turns right around and comes back.

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Sumter, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for a quick overnight trip in Chatanooga with our railroad obsessed kids! This was a must for our family! We did the short train trip to the turntable and machine shop. We enjoyed the ride and viewing the trains on display.

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Thank lovetotravel2014
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very fun train ride. interesting history explained of the railroad and how they take care of the trains. Wish they had more rail cars you go inside of to look at but overall a lot of fun.

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Thank Shawn S
Nashville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to take a train ride while in Chattanooga. This area according to our tour guide was a major credit to keeping the passenger trains in motion! This trip was a unique experience and worth it! It's very comfortable and not too time consuming. Lots of history and a locomotive turn table event to watch. Enjoyed it!

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Dacula, Georgia
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Missionary Ridge ride is advertised as lasting approximately 55 minutes. The train only goes about 3-4 miles down the track before stopping at the depot and letting passengers get off to see demonstrations. Then it returns to the point of origin and the ride is over. Though it was short and sweet, it was perfect for our needs. My... More 

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Scottsboro, Alabama
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80 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with our friends on this train ride there was lot of history shared by the couch or and we went on the round table with just the engine to turn it around the scenery was wonderful.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun trip on the tn line Comfortable piece of history Go through a tunnel Lot of train stuff Kids love it

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