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Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)

4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421
423-894-8028
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Ranked #16 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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Solihull, UK
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were driving from Gatlinburg to Nashville and just happened to see a sign for the TVR. We parked on site, walked into the information office to find that there was a regular service called Missionary Ridge Local from Grand Junction Station. We had a short wait so enjoyed a snack in the café (which was originally a waiting room... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I simply cannot say enough great things about the TVR! Had made a comment about it being a special occasion when reserving the tickets and the staff went well beyond anything I could have imagined to do so. The food (Dinner on the Train) was excellent - come hungry as the portions are huge! It takes a good cook to... More

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Creston, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Wanted a train ride done the trip to georgia it was ok except what looked like the ghetto part of town the town in ga was small not much to do or see.

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Charleston, Tennessee, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is great fun for the railroad enthusiasts. Old equipment, steam engines and other antiques. Hand dug tunnel built in 1858 over 900 feet long. Come by and ride .

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Kodak, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

not too interesting for us. the trains were kinda cool, just not our cup of tea. we considered going for a train ride, but didn't want to wait 1 1/2 hours for the next trip

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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My son loves this. I think if you really like trains you'll love this more. Free parking and inexpensive fun. Request a cab ride with the engineer.

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Greenville
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Train ride in to history. Thought the hand dug mountain tunnel to the station on other end of line. Walk around train cars from past an explore. Gift shop with items from TVRM. Lose your self on the train ride.

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York, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We did the longer excursion to Chickamauga which takes most of the day. The journey is done at a very relaxed (slow) pace and you go through a mixture of urban and country areas. Chickamauga feels like a step back in time, small shops and a couple of small restaurants but this is no bad thing! On the return journey... More

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Decatur, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were 3 total, with my husband and 3 year old daughter. The train ride is with a 1904 locomotive (if I am not wrong) and it was awesome. You can go in an opened-windows wagon or a closed one with A/C. We tried them both. Yes the ride is not far and doesn't last super long; the stop at... More

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

My grandson is obsessed with trains, this one did not disappoint! He was impressed from start to finish, perfect length (45 minutes) for a 4 year old. Was our first tunnel, and turn table both just amazing! We would do this again!

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