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Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, Chattanooga

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Specialty Museum Scenic Railroad
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. Make Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum a centerpiece of your Chattanooga vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Chattanooga itinerary builder.
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  • I was hoping for lovely views while on the train ride. They were not. I would not do it again. My family was not impressed and yet it was quite expensive for 2 adults and 2 teens,  more »
  • We took a friend on a surprise birthday day! The train was our second event. The train was fun! The young lady was the tour guide. Very informative and dressed the part! The ladies in the gift shop we...  more »
  • I appreciate that TVR is trying to preserve railway history and that great. I thought the ride itself would be a little more scenic. I would have liked to see more artifacts from when trains were the ...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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