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Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)

4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2119
+1 423-894-8028
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Great steam train experience

Having the opportunity to ride an operating steam train 100 years old is an amazing experience... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Thomas V
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
First time on a train for the grandkids.

While vacationing in Chattanooga with my granddaughters, we decided to take them on a short steam... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeffery F
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Fayetteville, NC
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One of the largest operating historic railroads in the United States offers scenic trips through the Tennessee countryside.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“train ride” (279 reviews)
“steam engine” (57 reviews)
“north pole” (40 reviews)
LOCATION
4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2119
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+1 423-894-8028
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Having the opportunity to ride an operating steam train 100 years old is an amazing experience. The fare is very reasonable for the hour long ride. Additionally we have booked the 8 hour trip that will hit the fall colors in October. The only problem...More

1  Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While vacationing in Chattanooga with my granddaughters, we decided to take them on a short steam locomotive train ride. The experience lasted about a hour total. Is was informative and just the right duration to keep a 5 and 7 year olds attention. It was...More

Thank Jeffery F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a perfect little trip. It was 68$ for my family of four. We took the open car out to East Chattanooga and the air conditioned one back. If you only do one...do the open air. It was very interesting with lots of train...More

Thank Kris H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ride was shorter than expected and it was pretty boring. Younger children (10 & younger) would probably enjoy it.

Thank Terrence D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our youngest loved that they had a steam engine pulling the train. It was a nice ride, over bridges and through a tunnel and then on to see the engine get turned on their turntable and a quick tour of their machine shop before heading...More

Thank Scott D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth the trip! Wish we had taken a longer ride though. The one hour is just an out and back through a not too thrilling countryside. Go!

Thank Ben S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family was thrilled with the one-hour train tour, especially our 4 year old. In addition to going over some cool bridges and an 1800s tunnel, you get to see a steam train locomotive turned around in a working turntable and see a train repair...More

Thank Austin S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my nieces and they loved it. Very educational. Really neat to get to see so much history in the same place

Thank S6792XGmichaelc
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a short trip of just a few miles but halfway through you get off the train and get a show of how a train turntable works and get to go into a train maintenance shed. There is a display in front of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great family destination . Plan on an hour or so looking at old trains, a half hour in the depot and gift shop, and then an hour for the train ride. There is a picnic area that you can incorporate a family...More

1  Thank Wilkoson
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301elwoodb
July 11, 2018|
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Response from Wilkoson | Reviewed this property |
Cathie is correct, that is the price range.
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301elwoodb
July 11, 2018|
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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!
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Antoine P
June 3, 2018|
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Response from AMSAnkie | Reviewed this property |
I don’t recall seeing any charging stations. Maybe give them a call to see. Good luck! Hope you find some nearby.
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