Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, Chattanooga

#1 of 15 in Childrens Museums in Tennessee
Children’s Museum · Hidden Gem · History Museum
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum 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. PutTennessee Valley Railroad Museum 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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  • We enjoyed our day trip seeing the fall colors. In the observation car. The staff was friendly and helpful and informative.  more »
  • I took my 10, 8 & 2 year old and we all thoroughly enjoyed it!! My favorite part was hearing the history of the actual car we were sitting on and of course my kids loved the tunnel!! Be sure and get.....  more »
  • We took our kids here for a train ride. Very nice! The staff inside the train station were very helpful. They have a little restaurant and gift shop inside to enjoy while you wait on your train to depart. Very affordable train rides!
  • I wanted to do something special for my 7 year old daughter while we were in town visiting family for Christmas. We did the North Pole Express train ride. I have to say I was very disappointed with the experience. It cost $270 for the 7 of us which now knowing what you get, was a huge rip off. The cookies were Little Debbie gingerbread and the drink was a semi-warm chocolate milk which I'm not even sure was safe to drink. The train goes through a run down industrial area with very few Christmas lights. The "North Pole" is a warehouse with a few lights on it. The only highlight was the guy playing Santa Clause. He did a good job of engaging with the kids and families. This train ride experience could be absolutely amazing if the owners would put some money into it and make it special. We won't be going back and I cannot recommend anyone else go either.

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