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Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)

4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2119
+1 423-894-8028
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Just a few train cars to look at.

"Museum" is a very strong word. Only a few train cars to see from the outside. Maybe great for... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Madison, Mississippi
Interesting Ride

Riding the train was just an ok excursion. I think young children would LOVE riding the train...my... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Greenville, South Carolina
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4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2119
+1 423-894-8028

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

"Museum" is a very strong word. Only a few train cars to see from the outside. Maybe great for small kids but not very thrilling for adults. We skipped the train ride once we saw what it was.

Thank tammieyates
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Riding the train was just an ok excursion. I think young children would LOVE riding the train...my 12 yr old not so much. It was an experience and we are glad we did it but it was a little costly for such a short ride.

Thank Davis2440
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

My son is 4 and is in love with trains. Pros.... Awesome trains in the yard. Real train station Cons... This is not a museum They said the museum is on the actual train that you have to buy tickets for The train rides were...More

1  Thank hairbyt
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

We took the 'local' route. It takes about 15 minutes to get to their terminal where they show you how the turn the locomotive around on the turntable and then show you their workshop area. I thought it was a cute touch that the guides...More

1  Thank Lynne R
Reviewed April 14, 2017

The entire ride is about and hour and a half. It is informative and watching the engine on the turntable was awesome. You get an informative tour of a railroad yard. Check activities for the time of year you are going, as there are different...More

Thank Sherry E
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Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

The narrative of the history of the train was very interesting. The train ride to the where the trains are renovated was shorter than I expected. The 1 hour train ride included about 15 minutes to the maintenance barn, 15 minutes seeing how the train...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2017

This was a great outing for my Aunt Evelyn, her grands Cierra & Tommy and myself - not a lot of walking, exciting for the kids...me too when we went through a tunnel built in 1852 - dark!! Price was average to better than most...More

Thank ShirleyD246
Reviewed April 11, 2017

We took the hour trip to Missionary Ridge. It is very authentic, with the conductor even punching your ticket. Watching and learning about the turntable was amazing! I think it is reasonably priced. They do have other train cars you can look in but they...More

Thank clbl999
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Conveniently located from all points of the Chattanooga area. Recommend the Chickamauga excursion with an upgrade to the better seating area.

Thank John K M
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

I'd say it would be a bucket list item for anybody visiting the Chattanooga town. The one hour excursion is very well narrated and gives a person a good overview of the area back then and of course now. The seats are very comfortable and...More

Thank John N
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Brandon S
Two adults, a 6 y/o boy, and a 3 y/o boy. Looking for opinions between Bunny Train (2-hour trip on Saturday or Sunday), Dinner on the Diner (Saturday night), or the Missionary Ridge Local (1-hour trip on Monday or Tuesday morning)? We will be there in April. Thanks.
January 18, 2017|
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Response from Lacey T | Reviewed this property |
Probably the Bunny trail would be better for the kids !
How much are tickets for the ride to Sumerville?
November 20, 2016|
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Response from Audrey F | Reviewed this property |
I believe they were $75.00 each.
Adriana M
Do you have wheelchair accessible?
November 2, 2016|
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Response from Jennifer M | Reviewed this property |
yes they have a ramp for wheelchair