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Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)

4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2119
+1 423-894-8028
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Good to do to get out of cold

They had friendly staff and it was interesting however 20 mins of it was at the train yard and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Landa M
Palm Harbor, Florida
via mobile
A Pleasant Ride Behind Real Steam

You board the train from the authentic station, and proceed over an old track to the TVR rail yard... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gary D
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One of the largest operating historic railroads in the United States offers scenic trips through the Tennessee countryside.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steam engine” (54 reviews)
“north pole” (40 reviews)
4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2119
+1 423-894-8028

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

They had friendly staff and it was interesting however 20 mins of it was at the train yard and the other time was riding to and from. The ride was only about 15 mins there and 15 mins back. I thought it would be an...More

Thank Landa M
Reviewed 1 week ago

You board the train from the authentic station, and proceed over an old track to the TVR rail yard, behind a real, antique steam engine. The steam engine is turned on the round table, and proceeds back to the station - a pleasant and relaxing...More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rode on New Year's Eve to celebrate our first anniversary. My daughter and her boyfriend were with us. Both the men are train fanatics so they were both happy. The trip takes two hours and the meal was elegantly served. The white tablecloths and...More

Thank mmmjlm16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing adventure! I booked 3 tickets for the standard car because Santa’s private car was full on the last train to the North Pole of the year. I requested in special instructions to upgrade us to Santa’s private car if room became available...More

Thank Kriz10M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

informative. Great for kids. The guide was knowledgeable and gave lots of history. Not super exciting but definitely worth a one time trip.

Thank Tubasurge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much fun for the kids! We were exhausted from riding so long in the cas. The train ride just made the adults more tired. But it was fun seeing the kids so excited. I suggest resting before riding if you live far away.

Thank Z2683LCnancyp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are pros and cons to Polar Express in Bryson City and North Pole Limited in Chattanooga. We had comparable tickets for both locations; Private Santa car in Chattanooga and First Class car for Polar Express. Both excursions were at night. Overall, the Polar Express...More

1  Thank gaweekendwarrior
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was never hear before. It was so cool to see old trains in the train yard! It was beautiful to see their Christmas decorations. My hb & I really enjoyed the dinner, very fancy. The decor of the train appeared to be very original,...More

Thank Debra C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I bought 4 tickets for the North Pole Express and at the last minute my husband couldn’t come, they offered a refund without a single complaint. They had a small cafe area to buy food and beverages to take on the train ride. Also, they...More

Thank Meg R
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

This was our first trip to TVR and were really excited for the train ride. It was very enjoyable but is geared more for younger kids. To see the joy on the kids faces when they saw Santa. We wished the ride would have been...More

Thank James Karl D
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Rose H
11 July 2017|
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Response from John K M | Reviewed this property |
We did the chickamauga round trip and would imagine the menu will be the same which was a deli sandwich, drink, chips and dessert. Depending on the seating you choose, there is also unlimited drinks and snacks in the... More
20 June 2017|
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Response from Hank D | Reviewed this property |
Just the view is higher up and somewhat panoramic save the money use the Pullman eye level views are just as great unless your into photography then a drone would be best. Have a great day.
Brandon S
19 January 2017|
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Response from Lacey T | Reviewed this property |
Probably the Bunny trail would be better for the kids !