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July 24, 2024

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Upcoming Train Excursions to Book Now!

Ride the rails with these fun destination excursions including the Valenshine Moonshine Express this Saturday!

All aboard … or not? The Tennessee Central Railway (TCR) is the ONLY train excursion option in town for families, so if you want to chug along with the best of them, it’s time to book your rides!

Upcoming Train Excursions to Book Now

When it comes to popular excursions that sell out quickly, you have to stay on top of them. For instance, the Valentine’s Wine Train scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 17 is sold out. So too are the next two Murder Mystery trips on March 2 and May 4, 2024.

Here are the events you can still book:

Feb. 10: Valenshine Moonshine Express

(no layover; 3 hours)
Ages 21+
Sample Ole Smoky Shine and enjoy a snack bag from Smith’s Catering (included in the ticket price). You can also partake in cash bars with beer and wine as a live band strolls thru the train.
Coach/Diner seating is $85. Dome seating is $160. Book here.

March 2: Mardi Gras Excursion Train

(no layover; 3 hours)
Ages 21+
Enjoy a strolling Dixie Land Band, a cash bar and a New Orleans-style snack bag from Smith’s Catering (included in the ticket price). Coach seating is $70; Dome $150. Book here.

Saturday, March 23: DelMonaco Wine Excursion

(layover; 6-and-a-half-hour event)
Ages 21+

Enjoy tasting DelMonaco wine tastings and a complimentary glass of wine. Cheese trays, food and beverages will be available in the dining car. Coach seating is $80; Dome $160. Book here.

Saturday, March 30: Easter Bunny Express

(layover; 6-and-a-half hour event)
All Ages
Ride the train with the Easter Bunny on a restored classic streamlined stainless steel passenger train. Refreshments and souvenirs available on board (no outside food or drinks permitted). During the Watertown layover, get in on Easter egg hunts and lunch and shopping on your own before the return trip. Children under 12: $30; Coach seating $55; Dome $120.

Saturday, April 13: Spring Yard Sale Excursion

(layover; 6-and-a-half-hour event)
All Ages
Enjoy the 90-mile round trip to one of Tennessee’s most popular multi-yard sales.
Children under 12: 428; Coach seating $54; Dome $110. Book here.


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