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“Has Potential to be SOOOO Much More” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Chattanooga Choo Choo

Chattanooga Choo Choo
1400 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
423 266 5000
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Ranked #45 of 138 things to do in Chattanooga
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: Large exhibit for train aficionados.
Hixson, Tennessee
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11 attraction reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Has Potential to be SOOOO Much More”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Not worth the trip unless you are dining at the Station House. Train is interesting but it's a train. Main bldg. used to be a fantastic restaurant. We loved to take guests there but it is something different now. Hopefully it will one day be the grandness it has been before.

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Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
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“Christmas train”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Kids sat on a train to eat pizza then looked at all the nice holiday displays. Good price and good pizza.

Visited December 2012
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Greenville, South Carolina
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“Overpriced and unimpressive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I enjoy the idea of a novelty hotel, however this hotel is quite old and rundown. Most of the hotel rooms are in buildings that look like they were built in the 60's and everything looks dated. The entrance into the main area of the old train station is striking; however, other than this the general atmosphere of the hotel is seedy, outdated and unclean. The first day there, I requested an extra towel set and an additional lamp (our room only had one lamp and clearly there was supposed to be another lamp on a table opposite the beds). Someone brought 2 pillows instead. I called a 2nd time to make the same request, but never received either extra towels or a lamp. The food was overpriced and mediocre. I realized when I received the bill that I had been told a lower price on the phone when making reservations. I addressed this upon checking out. I was told that I had been mistakenly quoted the wrong price on the phone. They apologized for the mistake, but did not offer to credit the difference back to me due to their error, or make a concession such as comping us breakfast, etc. I would not stay here again.

Visited January 2013
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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4 attraction reviews
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“It's a decent experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The Chattanooga Choo Choo has lost some of it's steam, but it's fun to visit during the Christmas months. Other than that, I was just bored.

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“If you love trains and their history this is place to go.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Just walking around the property and seeing the trains and station make you appreciate the history. The model train exhibit is great for all size of kids. The gift shop is surprising. There is quite a collection of collectible hat pins.

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