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Day Out With Thomas 2023: Chugging into Chattanooga’s Heart!

The chug of a train’s engine, the shrill whistle cutting through the air, and the bright, unmistakable blue of Thomas the Tank Engine emerging from a cloud of steam – these are the sights and sounds that have captured the hearts and imaginations of children (and adults!) worldwide. And in April 2023, this magical experience is making a triumphant return to Chattanooga!

For those unfamiliar with the event, Day Out With Thomas is no ordinary outing. It’s an immersive dive into the world of Thomas & Friends, where kids aren’t just observers but participants in a vibrant, locomotive adventure.

Imagine the gleam in your child’s eyes as they not only get to meet Thomas but also embark on a 25-minute train ride with their beloved engine and his delightful companions. But the fun doesn’t stop there! This family event offers a slew of activities guaranteed to keep the little ones entertained and their minds buzzing. With live entertainment to get those feet tapping and hands clapping, and an array of activities designed specifically for children, it’s a haven for families seeking quality time together.

The magic of Day Out With Thomas lies in its ability to transport families to the Island of Sodor, a place where trains have personalities, adventures are around every bend, and the boundaries of imagination are ever-expanding. Not only does it offer pure entertainment, but the day also presents invaluable learning experiences. Your young engineers will learn about teamwork, problem-solving, and friendship – all while being engrossed in the enchanting tales of Thomas and his friends.

Set against the backdrop of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, located at 4119 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, this event combines historical richness with fictional charm. The museum itself, a treasure trove of railway history, adds another layer to this unique experience. After all, it’s not every day that one gets to blend the thrill of timeless tales with real-world locomotive history.

Tickets are reasonably priced at $24, making it an affordable adventure for families. And while the cost of admission grants you access to a world of fun and learning, the memories you’ll forge with your loved ones? Well, those are priceless.

Slots for this event, given its popularity, tend to fill up quickly. If an unforgettable day filled with trains, tales, and tunes sounds like the perfect outing for your family, don’t hesitate. Book your tickets online now at

Come April, as the steam rises and the whistle sounds, we hope to see you and your family on board, ready for the journey of a lifetime with none other than Thomas the Tank Engine. Until then, keep those imaginations chugging!