Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, Chattanooga
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, Chattanooga - Address, Phone Number
Address: 4119 Cromwell Rd, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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About Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, Chattanooga
Hop aboard the vintage Tennessee Valley rails and take a ride into the past. This moving museum offers a memorable experience by taking you into a historical journey to visit the past of Chattanooga. However, the journey is not only to revisit history. Rather it is much more than just a source of entertainment. The age old vintage carriage takes you through the serene beauty of Chattanooga and pre-Civil War Missionary Ridge tunnel. According to the history, in the year 1961 the local residents came together with the aim of preserving the steam locomotives and passenger trains. Miraculously, they succeeded in doing so.
Don’t miss trademark attraction of Chattanooga. The whistling sound of this age old engine and the surround beauty is bound to ignite your romantic mood.
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Information
- For group visits, minimum 20 people is allowed in peak seasons and 50 people in off season.
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Ticket Prices
- For tickets of the rides, you need to visit the official website.
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Opening and Closing Hours
- Trains run at various times, especially weekends. Visit the calendar for schedule.
How To reach Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum by Public Transport
- By car
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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 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
Great excursions from here. Enjoyable for all ages. They have their normal short excursion to the turntable where you can watch them turn the engine around which is incredible. You can view the workshop where they maintain the equipment.
As a person who likes trains, this place is a miniature heaven. There is a rail yard full of equipment displays, (some in better shape than others), a great exhibit on timekeeping on the 2nd floor of the station at Grand Junction, and yes, lots of trains. They have two working steam locomotives and some diesels that will pull a train you can ride on to the other end of the line about 3 miles away at East Chattanooga. At East Chattanooga is a turntable to turn the locomotive around as well and their maintenance shops are located there also. The depot at Grand Junction is located next to the mainline of Norfolk Southern, so lots of trains go by during the visit. The people there are wonderful and will do what they can to provide a wonderful experience for the family.
It really isn't a museum in the traditional sense, but rather a living one that requires one to engage by riding the rail. The trip we took was their basic ride to East Chattanooga and back. It was a wonderful train ride that the kids loved. There was an option to choose an air conditioned car or one with windows. Seeing a working shop and the two methods (Y rail and turnaround) to reverse the train was a treat. Only complaint was that only one display car was open.