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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  • This is the second time we have taken a train ride. This time we wanted to have dinner on the train. Turns out for our group of 8 it was just a small amount more to book the Eden Isle private car. We ...  more »
  • Definitely a let down. Went at 1.15 PM and the trip was so short. Train ride itself is about 30 minutes both direction.  more »
  • IT was a very delightful experience and he really enjoyed it. I would not get there as early as we did and suggest they get rid of the cattle call entry to the train. Other than that great time.  more »
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  • We dined on the New Year's Eve train at 8pm. The train cars have been restored to their original glory and there is so much history in each car. The food was delicious and the service was too notch. Everyone must experience this dinner trip at least once as you will thoroughly enjoy! We will definitely enjoy again!
  • This is a great place to go if you and or your children love trains. They have a very cool station with lots of trains to look at and some to board. They have a large gift shop and most of all trips to ride the trains. My son was over the moon about the steam engine ride we took and the scenery in this area is gorgeous. We will definitely go back and I highly recommend it for others.
  • Great experience for everyone, the children will have a awesome time. There's two different tickets one for the traditional ride and the other is for Santa's private car which cost a little more but is well worth it. Don't worry Santa visit children in both cars, however the children in the private car get a little extra. I won't say what though.
  • Great dining experience on the dinner train. Two hour train ride with four course dinner. Service is off the charts, and the fully restored, one hundred year old dining car is breathtaking. Highly recommend this as a great date night. During the winter they also have the Polar Express train for a fun family experience
  • We took the dinner train. I'm glad we didn't go during the day. The scenery left much to be desired. But, the meal was delicious and occupied our time between conversation topics.

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