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Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Free museum in historic railroad depot

We walked through the museum before our train ride. The historic depot is expansive because it was... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Dawsonville, Georgia
via mobile
Enjoyable train ride, pretty scency and great guide.

We did the Hiwassee Loop 3 1/2 hour trip. The train was not crowded and able to move to different... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Huntingdon, Tennessee
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We walked through the museum before our train ride. The historic depot is expansive because it was formerly the headquarters for the Atlanta division of the L&N Railroad. The exhibit areas are beautifully restored, with new exhibits planned for the future. From the second floor...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

We did the Hiwassee Loop 3 1/2 hour trip. The train was not crowded and able to move to different seats to view passing attractions. We purchased coach seats and the seats were comfortable and staff very friendly. The conductor provided information about the area's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Great train ride. It is great for all ages. The ride has great views. The train is comfortable. The conductor is informative and entertaining.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank juliehamin
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Took the 8 hour trip. Well worth it. We spent the extra to ride in the dome and glad we did. Saw so much more and there are less people. You can therefore hear conductor's program and your car's personal staff answering questions much better....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Q8315JNmaries
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The L&N Depot Museum is located on Tennessee avenue in Etowah. The Depot has the ticket office exhibits and a gift shop. The grounds are lovely. There is a rare railroad Caboose, a bandstand, walking trails, a picnic area and a Veterans Memorial. There are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Theresa H
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We had to travel to Etowah TN to catch the train. I had purchased the “Dome” for us so that my wife and I could see as much as possible. Most of the ride included one of the Volunteers pointing out landmarks and/or bits of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David2154
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This was a very nice afternoon. We took the 3 hour loop tour and saw some gorgeous scenery and learned some interesting facts. Enjoyed the banjo playing but it was too short. You can bring snacks and drinks but they also have concessions. Wonderful trip...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank holly s
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I decided to do this for our 29th wedding anniversary and we had the best time. The staff is incredibly friendly and courteous and made sure that we were comfortable. The scenery is breathtaking. The train is comfortable and can be quite entertaining...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank gafood
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We booked our tickets in advance via the web site then stopped by the depot to pick up the actual tickets. I recommend arriving early to get a good parking space at the depot rather than across the street. The museum upstairs is a good...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank OHWanderingProf
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Much enjoyable train ride through the woods and along the river - most sights not accessible only this ride, a good 4 hour trip - narration of landmarks are very informative (not taped). Would do it again!

Date of experience: August 2018
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10 August 2018|
Response from TheDoor_isopen | Reviewed this property |
The Railroad Museum is Free! If you want to go on a rail trip, you can buy the tickets at the station or online in which case print the tickets before you come. It will save lining up and you don't want to hand over... More
6 January 2017|
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Response from SharonB2490 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the train-some do and some don't open. I would check with individual train agent.