Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, Chattanooga

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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. Put Tennessee 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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  • October 3, 2017
    A little out of the way if you're saying in downtown Chattanooga, but certainly worth the trip. The train was comfortable and the guide was knowledgeable. We chose to sit in an non-air conditioned car...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Everyone loves trains! They have the perfect train ride for just an hour or two or the whole day! The history here is amazing!  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    My hubby and I are empty nesters and wanted to enjoy a train ride. This venue is better suited to families with children and not couples who do mind kids running amuck without supervision. The ride wa...  more »
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  • June 7, 2017
    This was a really nice treat for my children and step father, alike! He loved every moment of the actual "local" trip on the train and had a great time remembering how identical the Depot there was to the depot in his little, central Alabama town, many years ago. The staff was very friendly and eager to answer any railroad questions you may have,even on a Holiday weekend! It was great to hear and see these machines in action! The only downside was the odor inside the air conditioned cars. It wasn't a really strong smell, but very noticeable. I wish there was a local that was longer than the hour, but not the 4 hour trip. Great job TVRM!
  • July 8, 2017
    Went on the Hiawassee Loop trip here. The trip is over 3 hours along the river and through the mountains. The price was reasonable with the family deal and saw some amazing sights. Be sure to arrive early as track ownership requires a drive to the depot and a bus ride to board the train. This type of ride would be considered a "bucket list" experience for train lovers!
  • June 3, 2017
    This place is very fun to learn about railroading history. The train ride is relaxing and smooth. Watching an 80 ton or heavier turning around is a memory in itself. Also listening to the conductor talk about the work they do is interesting. A really good place to take the family.
  • June 13, 2017
    Awesome experience looking at all the old trains. Enjoyed the train ride as well. Our tour guide on the train ride that gave the presentations was superb. Definitely will be back when my friends visit later this month.
  • June 24, 2017
    Love this place. Good for kids and has enough kitschy vibes to entertain adults. Local train trip takes about an hour to complete.

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