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Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR)

4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2119
+1 423-894-8028
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Fun seeing trains up close

We took the short rail trip and though it was enjoyable, it was not very scenic. Climbing on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Linda T
Memphis, Tennessee
Dinner on the Diner

My husband and I decided to try this for dinner over the Southern Belle. For two people it was $122... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Birmingham, Alabama
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One of the largest operating historic railroads in the United States offers scenic trips through the Tennessee countryside.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2119
+1 423-894-8028

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the short rail trip and though it was enjoyable, it was not very scenic. Climbing on the trains and the walking through the rail cars was enjoyable. Very friendly staff and overall enjoyable experience.

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to try this for dinner over the Southern Belle. For two people it was $122 with taxes and fees. We were seated with another couple at our table and it was tight! My husband practically shared my seat with me...More

3  Thank mikainhayden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to several train museum's this one was my favorite. You can take a short ride down the tracks and they give you the history of the railroad. The most exciting thing was you get to ride a old steam engine that has...More

2  Thank barnett202
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting from out of state, we had purchased tickets online for the Missionary Ridge Local, which is billed on the Internet and in their brochures as "a round trip time is slightly less than one hour". The depot is decorated very nice and the passenger...More

3  Thank RetiredBeachers29526
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group had an excellent experience. We took the local train trip, lasting a little over an hour, and had a great time. We were lucky enough to ride a steam train (it depends on the trains in service on the day of your visit)...More

1  Thank Joan N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our two grandsons ages 5 and 1 years old. It thrilled our 5 year old especially when we went through the tunnel. The train runaround was very interesting. Very educational also!

1  Thank daizzy30549
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Mothers Day Special on their Dinner in the Diner. This is the second time we have done this, both time very enjoyable. This is NOT a catered meal, it's all prepared aboard by their chefs. Chicken, Salmon and Prime Rib for entree's, Tomato Bisque...More

2  Thank Dennis g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the whole experience. Family friendly. Will definitely be back to ride on some of the other trains.

2  Thank SarahLanae
Reviewed 17 May 2017

WE had a great time...it was a short ride, but we enjoyed it! We learned a lot about trains. Great tour...you should try it! Watching the train turn on the turntable was fun!

1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Have done two rides, the "local" which was a short ride behind a real steam engine and included see their restoration area and seeing the engine turned around on a "turntable". More recently we took the trip to Chickamaugua. That is a slllloooowww two hour...More

Thank Wlliam L
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Anybody do the Premium Observation seats on the Summerville Steam Special? It's $190.00.... what's the different from the Pullman compartment? Thanks
20 June 2017|
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Response from ShirleyD246 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have no idea....sfd
Brandon S
Two adults, a 6 y/o boy, and a 3 y/o boy. Looking for opinions between Bunny Train (2-hour trip on Saturday or Sunday), Dinner on the Diner (Saturday night), or the Missionary Ridge Local (1-hour trip on Monday or Tuesday morning)? We will be there in April. Thanks.
19 January 2017|
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Response from Lacey T | Reviewed this property |
Probably the Bunny trail would be better for the kids !
How much are tickets for the ride to Sumerville?
20 November 2016|
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Response from Audrey F | Reviewed this property |
I believe they were $75.00 each.