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TVRM is not a typical museum with a building of glass case of artifact displays. We are a museum in motion, so the operating train is the museum. Patrons are required to purchase a ticket to ride. This is TVRM’s source of income to allow continued railroad preservation work.


Hiwassee River Railroad Map

Scenic Train Rides Along the Hiwassee River Gorge

Embark on the Hiwassee River Rail Adventure Today

Map shows the Hiwassee River Railroad routes from Etowah, TN, with a short loop and a day-long ride to Copperhill, including a layover for lunch.

Steam Train to Summerville

Journey Through History on the Summerville Steam Special

Ride the Summerville Steam Special Map

The map outlines the Summerville Steam Special route from Grand Junction to Summerville, highlighting key landmarks and distances in miles.

Train Route of Missionary Ridge

Explore the Historical Missionary Ridge by Train

Ride the Missionary Ridge: Historical Train Adventure Awaits

This colorful map depicts the Missionary Ridge Local train route, featuring key stops like East Chattanooga Depot, the Backshop, and Grand Junction Station, with parking available at one the right side of the journey.


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The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is pleased to partner with some of the best hotels in the Chattanooga area. For more information on packages and/or special rates, we encourage you to explore the following options below. Click on the logo to visit the hotel’s website ↓

Elegance Redefined at The Read House

Historic Charm Meets Modern Luxury in Chattanooga

Discover The Read House: Where History and Luxury Intertwine

The Read House Hotel in Chattanooga, reborn in 2018, blends historic 1920s elegance with modern comforts. This Jazz-era gem features a grand lobby with chandeliers and checkerboard floors. It offers 241 rooms, including Tower and Manor rooms, each uniquely styled. Guests enjoy benefits like priority room upgrades, champagne at check-in, and a noon check-out. The hotel, a contender in Travel + Leisure’s 2024 World’s Best Awards, boasts Bridgeman’s Chophouse and a Bar & Billiards room. Ideal for weddings and events, The Read House is a symbol of enduring grandeur in downtown Chattanooga.

Sonesta Select: Chattanooga's Gem

Comfort & Convenience Near Chattanooga Attractions

Experience Comfort at Sonesta Select Chattanooga Hamilton Place

Select Chattanooga Hamilton Place offers a comfortable stay near top attractions like Hamilton Place Mall and Tennessee Aquarium. The pet-friendly hotel features plush rooms with amenities like free WiFi, mini-fridges, and a pool. Ideal for both leisure and business, with meeting rooms and a patio. Enjoy the convenience of being close to Erlanger East Hospital, Chattanooga Airport, and local colleges. The hotel’s location and amenities cater to a variety of needs for a memorable stay.

Downtown Chattanooga Holiday Inn

Modern Comforts in the Heart of the City

Experience Elegance & Convenience at Holiday Inn Downtown Chattanooga
Holiday Inn & Suites Chattanooga Downtown offers stylish, modern rooms with amenities like free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and on-site dining at Rodizio Brazilian Steakhouse. Located near attractions like the Tennessee Aquarium and AT&T Field, it’s ideal for both business and leisure travelers. Features include Tesla chargers, a pool, meeting facilities, and kids eat free policy. The hotel is close to local businesses and medical centers, making it a convenient choice for various visitors.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Chattanooga Hamilton Place

Comfort & Convenience


Embassy Suites by Hilton Chattanooga Hamilton Place offers a comfortable stay with amenities like free breakfast, WiFi, and parking. Located off I-75, near Hamilton Place Mall and Chattanooga Airport, it’s 20 minutes from downtown attractions. The hotel features an on-site restaurant, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, indoor pool, fitness center, and pet-friendly rooms. Enjoy convenient services like digital check-in and Hilton Honors benefits. Ideal for group events, with easy access to local sites and airport.


We are delighted to collaborate with premier Chattanooga attractions to enhance your experience. For details on exclusive package deals and special rates, please consider the options listed below.

All Aboard TVMRI

Connecting Train Enthusiasts at TVMRI

Join TVMRi's Model Railroad Open Houses

Tennessee Valley Model Railroaders, Inc. (TVMRI) was founded in 2019 to unite model train enthusiasts. With over fifty years promoting the hobby, TVMRI operates an HO scale railroad and is planning clinics and events. Members often belong to the NMRA. Visits can be arranged via email. Join their Open Houses for a closer look.

Explore Vibrant Chattanooga

Your Ultimate Guide to Chattanooga’s Wonders

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Chattanooga Tourism Co. presents the city as a top-rated destination for visitors. Nestled in Southeast Tennessee by the Tennessee River, it’s celebrated for its natural beauty and vibrant city life. The tourism site offers information on things to do, events, dining, and hotels, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all. It promotes local culture, outdoor adventures, and unique dining experiences, inviting tourists to explore the city’s rich heritage and contemporary charm through various activities and events.


Locomotive Restoration Updates

Reviving History: Locomotive Restorations at TVRM

Follow our dedicated team as they breathe new life into historic locomotives, ensuring their stories are preserved for future generations.

Upcoming Events at TVRM

TVRM Events: Seasonal Rides & Celebrations Ahead

Stay updated with our exciting calendar of events – from seasonal train rides to special celebrations, there’s always something happening at TVRM.

Railroad History and Heritage

Tracing Railroads: From Origins to Modern Impact

Dive into the rich history of the railroad industry and the essential role it played in shaping our nation, from early development to modern times.

Historic Preservation

TVRM: Reviving Railroad Legacy for Future Generations

Explore living history at TVRM: restored locomotives and railcars narrate the story of rail’s impact, keeping the past alive for future generations.

Featured Exhibits

Discover TVRM's Exhibits: A Journey Through Rail History

Explore the fascinating exhibits at TVRM, each one offering unique insights into different aspects of railway technology, history, and culture.

Behind-the-Scenes at TVRM

Inside TVRM: Unveiling Railroading's Hidden World

Explore railroading at TVRM with exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Discover updates, staff insights, and the preservation of railway history.