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Weekend Getaway

Escape the hustle and bustle with the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s weekend getaways! Immerse yourself in vintage rail experiences, scenic vistas, and historical charm. Our posts under “weekend getaway” are curated to inspire your next perfect weekend retreat aboard our iconic trains.

Discover Chattanooga’s Historic Train Rides

Experience the Nostalgia and Adventure of Chattanooga’s Historic Train Rides! Another great weekend to escape the heat and relax onboard a train ride! Chattanooga offers a variety of options to ride into history this weekend – from short journeys just over an hour to full day-long adventures. The Missionary Ridge Local Step back in time…

Copperhill Special: Scenic Train Ride

Discover the Copperhill Special: A Journey Through the Beautiful lower Hiwassee River Gorge The Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad invites you to discover the Copperhill Special, an 8-hour excursion that combines scenic beauty with a leisurely layover in the charming town of Copperhill. This ride is perfect for those looking to explore unique shops, enjoy local…

Memorial Day Train Rides on Steam Star #630

Memorial Day Train Rides on Steam Star #630 This Memorial Day weekend, immerse yourself in the rich history of Chattanooga with a ride on the historic Steam Star #630. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) invites you to join us for a memorable journey on the Missionary Ridge Local, offering a unique blend of historical…

Explore East Tennessee with Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad

Journey Through History and Nature on the Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad Spring and Summer in East Tennessee is a time of renewal, with the landscape bursting into bloom and the Hiwassee River Scenic Railroad offering the perfect way to experience it. With two distinct rides, the Hiwassee Loop and the Copperhill Special, you have the…

Celebrate 2024 with Evening Ridge Runner Train Rides!

Celebrate the 2024 Evening Ridge Runner Train Rides! May 31 marks the start of the 2024 Evening Ridge Runner season, and we’re excited to invite you to join us every Friday and Saturday evening through mid-September for an unforgettable ride on the Missionary Ridge Local. These rides, departing at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM, offer…

Chickamauga Turn: A Timeless Train Journey

Chickamauga Turn: A Timeless Train Journey  Any weather is great weather when riding a train!  Escape the rainy forecast with a relaxing ride to Chickamauga, Georgia this weekend. Departing from Grand Junction Station in Chattanooga, TN, at 10:15 AM on Saturday and Sunday, the Chickamauga Turn offers the best of vintage train travel. Experience the…

Embark on a Historical Journey with the Missionary Ridge Local: A Relaxing Escape Through Chattanooga’s Past Aboard the 119-Year-Old Steam Star Number 630

Need a little escape from a hectic August? We have just the ride – – – The Missionary Ridge Local – at just over an hour it is the perfect way to sit back and relax while riding into the history of the Chattanooga area. Crossing four bridges, passing through a pre-civil War era tunnel,…