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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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cho cho fun

Very fun museum. Several trains from different eras. Took the missionary ridge tour. Very enjoyable and fun for all ages.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Tipp City, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

One of the better railroad meuseums in the country. Have a nice little ride on a real steam train that even goes thru a tunnel.You get to see them turn the engine on a historic turntable. Equiptment in good condition and they have many cars to tour on static display.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very fun museum. Several trains from different eras. Took the missionary ridge tour. Very enjoyable and fun for all ages.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Visited the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and Rode the Missionary Ridge tacks. Great ride and a fun time. Interesting to see restoration in process. The turn table was very nice. Definitely going to come back for some of the longer rides. This is a must do when your are ion the Chattanooga area. Lots of internesting desplays of old rail... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We went on the one hour tour train ride with my daughter and her husband and our two young grand children( 3 & 5). They loved it. Sitting by the open window looking out at the scenery and counting the bridges we went over. At the half way point we all disembarked and were able to watch them turn the... More 

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Belleville, Michigan
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165 reviews 165 reviews
72 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The ride was not very long, but we were traveling so we did not have long to spend. Two hours from start to finish. Very informative, love the old trains.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Train number 630 is huge pity it was unable to get up speed, trundled along, because of the short journey however it was still enjoyable. Lots to see at the station.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is one of the best, most well organized and well staffed train museums we have visited. The TVR continues to make small changes for the Day Out with Thomas layout which just makes it better and better for the kids and parents.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

As someone who is not really interested in trains, I was not thrilled to be taken here during an organised coach tour. Wow, was I wrong! This is a seriously good attraction. They have lots of laid-up engines and carriages to view first, but the main element is a ride on a restored steam train. The engine was beautifully kept... More 

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Cordova, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We took a short train ride that ran through some woods and a Chattanooga neighborhood, It was pulled by a ginuine old Steam Locomotive that they put on a turntable of the return trip. They also took us on a trip to the restoration shop where they restore the Engines and the Railroad cars

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Elvis' Homeland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We actually went for the Day Out with Thomas event. The TVR is a really nice place to visit and get up close and personal to real working trains. My son was in Choo Choo heaven. The volunteers at the TVR really set up this event nicely. It was well organized and all of the workers were polite, friendly and... More 

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