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Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)
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One of the largest operating historic railroads in the United States offers scenic trips through the Tennessee countryside.
4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2119
+1 423-894-8028
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Reviewed today via mobile

$18.00 Here is what to expect... 20 minute Train Ride Outbound 30 minute Stop/Layover 07 minute Return Trip. Tough to Ju$tify ....

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed yesterday

Short, slow ride that goes one train stop and back. I wouldn't bring kids over age 7 or 8 on this, in particular, if they've ever rode a train before in another context. Conductors were friendly and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This train adventure is cool I used to play in the pre-Civil War tunnel back in 1963-65 when it was abandoned. Now I was able to ride through it in vintage cars with the same friends who played in there with me. A thril

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tennessee Valley Railroad depot welcome was extravagant with a huge light display. Parking was convenient for the train riding patrons to the depot. The pathway to the depot was lit by giant candy canes. The depot lawn greeted us with large Christmas trees of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Scott A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At Christmas time, TVR offers Christmas Train rides across the Chattanooga area.My family and I booked this train ride in the summer time before we knew that my mother was going to have to have knee surgery in December. The Train depot was decked with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank the1andonlyanna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Christmas train ride, a slow roll around a portion of the city. We were seated in a 1954-era dining car. We found it to be a very enjoyable, although somewhat pricy outing. The wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable and answered...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank anthonymaryc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been on almost every train ride TVRM offers and we have not been disappointed yet. We really enjoy the dinner trains and the Summerville steam special. I would highly recommend anyone to try out their trains.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank talmagef
Reviewed December 17, 2018

We rode on the North Pole Express. It was interactive and engaged children very well. At the North Pole, activities were off to one side of the train and we could not see those well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ljshollo
Reviewed December 17, 2018

We took our 2 kids (10 & 14) on the North Pole Limited Elves and Bells excursion. This was our first trip with TVR and we were pleased. The hot chocolate is really good (and kid temp so no one burns their mouth). Santa spends...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

We went with our grandchildren (ages 2 and 3) to ride SANTA’S HIWASSEE HOLIDAY TRAIN. The trip was wonderful! Santa, Mrs Claus and their helpers were a lot of fun. I highly recommend this for all ages. We have rode other trains with Santa, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wendy G
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December 4, 2018|
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Response from ballumpire55 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Wilkoson | Reviewed this property |
Cathie is correct, that is the price range.
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Response from Jeffery F | Reviewed this property |
We called their office and purchased on site. You may want to give them a shout. Enjoy!