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Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)

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Address: 4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Phone Number: 423-894-8028
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Activities: Group tours/train
Description: One of the largest operating historic railroads in the United States...
One of the largest operating historic railroads in the United States offers scenic trips through the Tennessee countryside.
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Went on the Missionary Ridge ride. Very nice especially the cars with A/C. Went on a very hot day. But the cars were able to handle the heat. Felt sorry for the gentlemen working... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Went on the Missionary Ridge ride. Very nice especially the cars with A/C. Went on a very hot day. But the cars were able to handle the heat. Felt sorry for the gentlemen working the blacksmith shop.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We took the Missionary Ridge Train ride. It was amazing. Seeing all the sites from the train on the short ride until we got to the yard. Then watching the turntable and hearing the information by the workers in the yard was outstanding. Totally worth a trip.

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Berea, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is one of the best tourist railroads in the eastern United States. It's one of the few places where steam (actual big steam) is operated on a regular basis rather than the usual "once in a blue moon" firing up of some tea kettle you see at most railroad museums because they can't afford to... More 

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Tunnel Hill, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We took our granddaughter on the local missionary ridge route. She had the best time since she loves Thomas the train TV show. Kids and adults will love this unique Chattanooga experience. We plan to take a fall excursion alone in the near future.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My son loves trains, so thought this would be a fun thing for him. The ride was very short. He enjoyed watching the turnaround, but was pretty bored with everything else. Was pretty disappointed.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

See old time trains parked on tracks. Walk through some. Hands on experience. Ride for an hour up to a day! Interesting and educational. Family or individual event. It's a live outdoor museum.

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cckic00
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I was expecting a bit more of a train ride. It went straight down the tracks to a "turning" station, and straight back. We did go through a tunnel and over a river. That was pretty neat. The fee is for a good cause (keeping the rails alive) so it was worth it. The guys who work it are great!... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The narration the conductor did was nice. We knew what we were looking at. But the actual time on the moving train was short. We knew the total time of the "tour" was less than an hour, but the actual time of the train felt short.

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Shelbyville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A great ride on a real life railcar. The passenger cars were old, but well-kept. The conductor actually walked through the cars punching tickets. We were on the back car on the first leg of the trip. At the end of that leg, the engine changed positions so that we were on the lead car on the trek back. That... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We took 6 hour trip with stop in Chickamauga. The train goes very slowly. It is nice to begin with but then the ride becomes a little boring. The historian was very good. Stop over in Chickamauga was also a bit boring as there is nothing to do there.There was a stopover at the battlefield as well. It was nice.

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Address: 4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Phone Number: 423-894-8028
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga

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