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Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)

4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421
423-894-8028
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Ranked #15 of 77 Attractions in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: One of the largest operating historic railroads in the United States offers scenic trips through the Tennessee countryside.
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Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Although the train ride was very nice and we enjoyed going through the tunnel and watching the train turn around on the turntable, when the trip ended, we found that our car was broken into. The police told us the area on the other side of the parking lot through the woods is a very bad neighborhood. This is not... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My husband & I were interested in going on this train ride as we were celebrating our anniversary. I called & the cust. svc. rep. was horrible. I think her name's Debbie or Patricia...anywhoo, when I asked if the train was scheduled to leave & what would be served, she said, I think they are having, whatever was on the... More

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We had the diner train trip on Saturday, and it was great. The food was surprisingly fantastic. and the ride was great going through town while you eat. Great deal too.

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Knoxville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great time and a very informative trip. Train ride was wonderful and visiting their shop where they repair and restore the cars and engines was very interesting.

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United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A good way to spend a couple of hours riding and looking at old trains. You can get up close and personal, but do not expect a steam engine every day. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We have visited the Railroad Museum on several occasions with our children when they were young and impressionable. They loved riding the train to the turnaround and back. It is just a really neat experience for kids. Also, we took my mom and dad a few years ago. My drove worked on this EXACT train when he served in the... More

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Clyde, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Had a great time on my vacation to TN. TVR was just one more fun experience my wife and I had. The train ride may be a little short but they take you to a turntable and turn the train, you get a close up look at the old train station and how important trains were and still are to... More

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

railroad museum you get to ride the steam locomotive .Lots of fun for family and kid of all ages.Takes you back to the old days of steam trains

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South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The museum moves with you as you take a steam powered ride through a tunnel and over bridges to the station where your engine enters a round-house and turns around for your return trip. There are lots of opportunities for photos and to ask questions of the excellent tour-guide. Kids will love watching the massive engine enter the round-house and... More

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Coldwater, Mississippi
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This was the first stop that we made in Chattanooga. I enjoyed it & my boys (6 & 8 years old) loved it. Listening to the guide & watching them turn the train on the turntable was very interesting.

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