Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR), Chattanooga

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#2 of 13 in Museums in Chattanooga
Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR) is dedicated to preserving steam locomotives and passenger trains. Admire the antique engines displayed in the front of the museum as you wait for the train. Hop on a 9.7 km (6 mi) tour of the surrounding area in a vintage coach pulled by a steam engine. On the dinner train tour, you can enjoy a three-course meal while chugging through urban East Chattanooga. Visit the website to check the schedule and make tour reservations. Put Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR) into our Chattanooga trip itinerary maker site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I took my nieces and they loved it. Very educational. Really neat to get to see so much history in the same place  more »
  • 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 fron...  more »
  • 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 incor...  more »
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  • It was a very interesting and exciting drive. It took a very long time waiting in line for the tickets though. The views were spectacular and it's just a great place for sight seeing, taking pictures, and learning altogether. I thought it would be longer of a train ride and I thought there would be more information but perhaps the views make up for it. My family had a blast but I sort of wish we got more out of it. It's still a good experience, though. Definitely reminds me of all the movies and shows with trains.
  • Fantastic museum so full of information it's hard to take it all in. Great people there to help interpret. Train rides are fantastic, even in iffy weather (if you tend to be chilly bring a light lap blanket or throw). Highly recommended, and not just for train fans... those who enjoy getting out into nature and trying something new will love the fun and the little surprises, like the food trucks at the turn around and the unique gifts available.
  • We rode the Chickamauga Turn and had a wonderful experience! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. It is easy to imagine travel in days of old when this way was the fastest mode of transportation as you are riding the rails. The Antique furnishings and old world charm of the observation car were well worth our money. We look forward to riding again!
  • We arrived just as the train was pulling into the station. There was a school group ahead of us and they spread them over the first couple of cars then thankfully put almost everyone else in different (less noisy) cars. We enjoyed the ride, tunnel, turn table, view of the shop and ride back.

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