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“A Gem”

Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)
Ranked #11 of 152 things to do in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of the largest operating historic railroads in the United States offers scenic trips through the Tennessee countryside.
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Yes, a gem that I think is often overlooked. We wandered through the area enjoying the ride and the views. Take the time to go off the beaten path and see some of the countryside when you go here. The couple that was there were certainly very informative and told us quite a lot about the area.

Thank S_martin62_12
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This was the biggest let down on our Chattanooga vacation. I thought we would get on the train and ride around town looking out the windows at Chattanooga. NO! You get in the train, yes a real live train, that was cool. And ride in one direction to "east chattanooga", not to see the east end of chttanooga but a train yard called east chattanooga. They stop the train, all gets off, we watch the engine on the turntable, very interesting I must say. Then a tour of the dirty warehouse and back on the train. To ride the same exact short trip back to the depot we started at an hour earlier. Yes, there is a tunnel and that is the highlight of the trip. A full circle around town would have been neat! If you are an old rail am yourself,this might be interesting. The school children were excited at first but that didn't seem to last either.

2  Thank Melody H
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Very relaxing. The staff was very knowledgeable, the cars were comfortable. A very great idea for families with children. Is a little pricey but so very worth it. Only drawback I would take note of is the gift shop is very small. Loved it would do it again

Thank Crystal V
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

The train yard has a few cars to climb up on and view the inside of while waiting for your ride, or after your ride. The view along the short ride must be beautiful in the early fall when the leaves are changing, but otherwise is not too noteworthy. We did purchase the ride in the engine for $10 extra for my husband and he enjoyed that a great deal. Also, the opportunity to view the repair building and talk with the volunteers who are so dedicated to preserving this piece of Americana was so interesting. There were a few children on our ride and they seemed to enjoy the train so much, especially watching the engineers turn the train for the ride back.

1  Thank scottr
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you like trains, this is the place to visit. You get to ride a real train plus walk thru many old train cars. It's very interesting and affordably priced.

Thank JimPavo
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