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Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)

Address: 4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Phone Number: 423-894-8028
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Ranked #17 of 135 things to do in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic railroads, Specialty museums, Museums, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/train
Owner description: One of the largest operating historic railroads in the United States offers scenic trips through...
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Type: Scenic railroads, Specialty museums, Museums, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/train
Owner description: One of the largest operating historic railroads in the United States offers scenic trips through the Tennessee countryside.

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Lenoir, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Loved seeing all the trains. And the daily trips on the trains was great for all of us. Would recommend taking anyone that loves trains to this area especially for the turntable and the tunnel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

First off, if you've never been to TVRM and you use trip adviser for a source, don't believe most of these comments with one star. In the winter months, they are only open on weekends and in the summer,they're open all 7 days. The staff is very friendly and always helpful. The missionary ridge local is a great ride and... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I tried to go here. I looked the site up on the internet and it looked interesting. I drove over only to find it was only open on the weekends. The web site did not mention this or it was not very evident. I arrived only to an empty parking lot and a view of rusting railroad cars. I will... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It was a delightful trip. The 'tour guide' was knowledgeable and spoke very distinctly. Having the conductor come through cars and punching our ticket was like stepping back in time.

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Pensacola, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went on the Missionary Ridge Run, which lasts about one hour. It was interesting, and our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and genuine. He made what would have been a boring trip very enjoyable. It was fun, but be aware that a lot of kids visit. I didn't mind them, but they sometimes can be a distraction. I really... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have gone on 2 trips with the TVR. We did the historic tour that takes you into Georgia and back. The tour guide dressed as a soldier was fantastic! You can tell he actually knew what he was talking about and not just reading a script. He was also happy to engage in conversation with people who wanted to... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The idea sounded cool: Let's have dinner on a train! So the train goes very slowly through the worst parts of Chattanooga, but it doesn't really matter because they leave the lights on the whole time so you can't see out the windows anyway. That is, until you pass a convenience store, then you can see the gas pumps fairly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great family fun, even though there was a light rain all day. It was my wife's first time here, and she loved it!

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Dalton GA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a place you got to go if you love trains...Kids and adults alike will have a amazing time here. They have so much to see and there is so much to learn that I have a feeling any train lover will be planning their next visit before they are out of the parking lot!

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Cordele, GA
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12 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The first problem with TVR is that the staff were not friendly. We had questions we couldn't get answered on phone or the internet so we showed up a day early to ask in person. The only people around were in the main office. They wouldn't open the door but a crack, appeared as if they were horrified someone would... More 

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