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July 28, 2006
From journal Rock City, Ruby Falls, and More
by J. Stephen
July 27, 2005
Every time I visit the Chattanooga Choo Choo, and I have done so dozens of times, I find myself remembering the wide-eyed excitement of coming here as a little boy. It was a bustling terminal then, with up to 68 trains arriving and departing daily. I came with my parents to pick up Grandmother Minor, who often traveled by train from Decatur, Alabama, to visit us. It was a noisy beehive of activity then, with hissing steam engines and clamoring crowds of people coming and going.
The Choo Choo is quieter now, but it can still be a lively place and one that every visitor to Chattanooga should experience.
From journal Chattanooga, Tennessee: A City Reborn
by MCJ graduate
German Valley, Illinois
May 31, 2005
Along with this train at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo complex, there are railroad cars remodeled as Holiday Inn’s hotel suites. In addition, the old ticket office now is the hotel’s reception area and it claims to have the world’s largest free standing dome. And the railroad carriage suites are supposed to be spacious if you compare them to Amtrak’s sleepers.
When Sharon and I toured this complex, we really thought it was a nice attraction with the hotel, gardens and fountains, the shops, the restaurants, and of course, the vintage engine. But what we ended up doing besides window shopping was going to the Arcade and playing air hockey and dining at the restaurant called the Silver Diner. This is a '50s-look place that serves you pizza in a diner car. It is really cute for kids to see. We even had our waiter take a picture of us there.
This complex has a lot to offer a visitor. It is a 30-acre vacation and convention complex. And as mentioned before, you can sleep aboard an antique train car. In addition, you can view the gardens and fountains. You can shop at the numerous stores. There are also trolley and horse-drawn carriage rides available. Along with this, there is a photo shop (you can get your picture taken, dressed in vintage clothing) and an arcade to enjoy. Lastly, you can dine in an old train car. Therefore, there is something for everyone here.
The Chattanooga Choo-Choo Complex is open 8am to 10pm daily.
From journal Chattanooga and Surrounding Attractions
September 14, 2000
From journal Chattanooga - More than just a choo choo
West Palm Beach, Florida
July 11, 2000
From journal 1 Mile High in Chatanooga