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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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NIce train ride

We like trains so the exploring the trains in the yard was great. Several of the cars were open for exploring. A dining car was actually going to be used that day for an evening... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Sanford, North Carolina
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Sanford, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We like trains so the exploring the trains in the yard was great. Several of the cars were open for exploring. A dining car was actually going to be used that day for an evening train. We took the Missionary Ridge train which took about an hour. The info was more about the train than the battle that occurred on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was our first time visiting the trains. The money from admission, deli and gift shop go to restore old train cars! The ride is not very long but very interesting. Watching the turn around was neat! We had a great time and would recommend to anyone visiting. We will definitely be back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The ride was short but the history well described and the staff quite friendly. Kids get a good experience as there are several different train cars on the route. The physical trains on display in the yard is a terrific selection - the entire experience with only truly paying to ride the train makes it a doable spot for any... More 

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Rolling Fork, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Just outside of town - fun outing for children especially. You get the full effect of train travel, but not long enough for children to get restless. Perfect.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My special friend and I took the Saturday dinner cruise aboard the Tennessee Valley Railroad Pullman card. The setting was superb, good food and service, but the scenery along the route was horrendous! Beer cans, whiskey bottles, remnants of homeless camp sites, and other assorted litter provided a unsavory backdrop to an otherwise pleasant train ride. If you're planning on... More 

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Washington D.C.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We took our 7 and 3 year olds on the local train (1 hour trip). This was so much fun. It was the right length for short attention spans. The information from the guide was great and the steamie, turntable and tunnel were hits. We will be back to try the longer trips some time soon.

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HIXSON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The conductor made the trip so much fun. My granddaughter was not expecting a ride on the train. The look on her face was priceless and we had a great time! The turn about was exciting an amazing experience. The train ride wasn't long enough so I will plan for a longer trip next summer.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

One hour trip on a steam engine. 6 miles. Layover at the round table. Explained how the train needed to balance in order to turn around for the return trip to Grand Junction.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Really enjoyed the train ride and the commentator on this excursion. A little pricy and felt really confused when we got off in the town of Chickamauga. Train goes really slow through the worst parts of Chattanooga. Probably would have enjoyed the ride through the mountains more than this trip, but for the first time it was okay

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went on the short 6-mile trip with our 3 small children. They were pretty bored as the train went quite slowly and there was a lot of info. We only paid half price through a radio deal and were thankful we hadn't had to spent the full amount. The information is neat but it was not really all that... More 

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