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Train Rides & Excursions

in Chattanooga & Delano

Embark on a nostalgic journey through the golden age of rail travel. Rediscover the bygone charm of vintage trains and the romance they offered. Immerse yourself in the historical ambiance and sounds, and easily book your trip into the past online. 

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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.

  • 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.

From $95

Dinner Train

March 15, 2024 - October 26, 2024 EDT

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Dinner Train is a unique opportunity to enjoy a railroad excursion trip and fine dining en route. The train travels through the Tennessee Valley, making this a perfect outing for anyone who loves trains and good food.

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Founder's Day

September 7, 2024 @ 9:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

The Founder’s Day event at TVRM celebrates over six decades of dedicated railroad preservation and history. Attendees will experience a unique journey through time, showcasing the legacy and vision of the museum’s pioneers.

From $25

Discover the joy of effortless gift-giving with Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s train ride gift cards, perfect for anyone who appreciates unique experiences and the beauty of Tennessee’s landscapes. These memorable gifts, easy to purchase and exciting to receive, promise unforgettable journeys through history and scenic beauty.