Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR), Chattanooga

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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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  • This experience was definitely worth the money! My wife and I shared this wonderful all day event together and it was sure worth it. The trip takes you through the foot of the smokies as you see so breath taking landscape! There is a two 100 yard spot that’s not as slightly but hey if that’s the only bad I’m fine! The conductors are so fun and friendly! These gentlemen have been around a long time and know there stuff. This is a great couples trip but even better for a family to bask in the beautiful mountain and details alone the way. I promise that it is money well spent for a memorable and unforgettable trip.
  • This is a great attraction for kids and adults alike. A step back into the past. It's an hour long train trip through wooded areas in an open air passenger car from the 1920's. You get to visit a train repair shop and watch the locomotive turn around on a very old turntable up close. The fare is less than $20.00 with several discounts available. I highly recommend it.
  • We had a wonderful experience! Several trains in the "museum train yard" to see and a few to climb up in and tour. We rode the 1:15 Missionary Ridge Train (55 min) and it was just long enough to enjoy but not so short that you felt your money was wasted. The staff was very friendly and helpful. My son loves trains, so the gift shop was stocked for him to have a good selection and I felt it wasn't overpriced. It's nice to see history being salvaged and preserved for future generations to experience.
  • I don't know about you but, I love trains. All kinds of trains, big ones little ones, fast ones , slow ones. The Chattanooga area is blessed with having a rail system in and about the city that is very affordable and open to the public daily. The main station is located on Cromwell road off hwy 153. Included in my review are several pictures of my Grand children and my children . There is an event available to families and couples even if you don't have kids. Hint there is a New Year's trains and a Valentine's day train that are available to the couple that want lasting memories.
  • Very informative museum- really enjoyed the story line of the trip that was saved up for back in the day. The gift shop has a lot of neat items to buy. Free admission to look, trip tickets cost (check website for departure times) but trips are reasonable & a lot of seasonal activities. The staff was super nice!

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