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Summer Road Trip: Chattanooga Choo Choo

Luke is a huge fan of trains, so after we dried off from our Coolidge Park trip, we drove a short distance to the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel.

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You can actually spend the night in a train car at this hotel! Pretty fun, and definitely on the list for the next time we come to town.

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Luke loved pretending to drive the train. He could’ve spent the whole day there.

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There were also several little kiddie trains to ride for a quarter or two, and a big trolley to ride.

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After we had explored everything outside, we decided to visit the Model Railroad Museum. The cashier didn’t charge us for Scarlett, so it only cost $10 for all of us.

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The museum had a LONG model railroad set up that even had some interactive elements, like making the Incline Railroad climb the mountain and making miniature chickens move around on a farm.

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There was also a very interesting section about how everything was made. We all wished that part had been bigger.

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Before we left, we spent a little more time admiring the gardens and doing a little window shopping.

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I’m so glad we decided to seek out the choo choo in Chattanooga!