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Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)

4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421
423-894-8028
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Ranked #15 of 76 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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Kodak, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
32 helpful votes 32 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My family enjoyed this so much it was great! We have preteens and teenagers! :-) I would definitely recommend this for all ages! Friendly folks also very neat and cleaned.

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Sylvania, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

They offer multiple rides & destinations with restored trains & pullman cars from various erras. We loved it.

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Mableton, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

If you are interested in trains this is for you. After a relatively short train ride you disembark at what I wold call "the shop." There you watch the engine being turned around on a turntable and then are given a tour of the shop. Currently a huge steam engine is being restored. It was hot the day we went.... More

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Loved looking at the old train and cars that one can stay in over night if you so desire. Good restaurants and gift shops.

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