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Celebrate Autumn Aboard: East Tennessee’s Vibrant Fall Foliage Train Rides

Fall in East Tennessee is nothing short of magical. The tapestry of fiery reds, golden yellows, and vivid oranges paints a picturesque backdrop that leaves one in awe. And there’s no better way to immerse yourself in this annual spectacle than aboard one of our trains.

As the weekend approaches, we at the Tennessee Valley Railroad invite you to experience the beauty of autumn from a unique vantage point – the cozy seats of our locomotives. With trees shedding their green for hues of amber and rust, the panoramic views from the train are set to be breathtaking.

But that’s not all! Enhance your train journey with a delightful gastronomic touch. Stop by the Depot Deli and indulge in a fresh baked treat. And as the crisp air of autumn surrounds you, warm up with a steaming cup of coffee, ensuring your journey is comforting both for the eyes and the palate.

So why wait? Check out all our fantastic train ride options and book your seat to nature’s grandest show this season.

  • Delano Trip
From $70

Copperhill Special

May 5, 2024 - November 23, 2024 EDT

Embark on the Copperhill Train Ride, an extensive 94-mile round trip journey traversing the lower Hiwassee River Gorge and the unique Hiwassee Loop, culminating in the paired cities of Copperhill, Tennessee, and McCaysville, Georgia. Enjoy a self-paced lunch during a 90-minute layover, making your day-long adventure a memorable one.

  • Delano Trip
From $48

Hiwassee Loop

May 3, 2024 - November 11, 2024 EDT

Embark on a remarkable 50-mile journey through the picturesque lower Hiwassee River gorge, culminating at the peak of the iconic Hiwassee Loop—a unique rail marvel found only in Farner, Tennessee, and just six locations across North America. Experience this 5-hour trip with no layovers, immersing in the history.

  • Most Popular
From $24

Missionary Ridge Local Train Ride

January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024 EDT

Embark on a journey aboard our historic short-line locomotive! Our most regularly scheduled voyages, fondly known as “The Local,” initiate from our distinguished Grand Junction Station, heading towards East Chattanooga. Here, you’ll enjoy a stopover featuring an intriguing demonstration of a classic turntable, followed by a tour of our workshop.