Halloween Eerie Express
Halloween Eerie Express trains depart from Tennessee Valley Railroad’s Grand Junction Station for a fun filled round-trip journey. Passengers begin by boarding a vintage train for a trip over four bridges and through Missionary Ridge Tunnel. Once arriving at the Funhouse Station, riders disembark and enter the Funhouse area.
Features include storytelling, tour through the "gentle thrills" Eerie Fun House, hot cider, blacklight mini golf, games, temporary tattoos, coloring pages, ride back to Grand Junction, and a bag of treats for the children. A festive Halloween experience! The event is a little over an hour and a half in length. The fun house is a 20-room, 2,000 square foot "old time" fun experience.
Dates for 2014: October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25 - Departures at 5:45pm & 7:30pm
This family friendly trip will get your fall started off right. Something different for families to enjoy together! Designed for families with younger children, it is NOT a haunted house and you will not be scared by anyone jumping out from behind a wall! The entire family will enjoy the evening with train ride, storytelling, indoor blacklight mini golf, temporary tattoos, cider, and a walk through the Fun House with each room themed a little differently with special lighting, interesting decorations, and many surprises! All children holding a Halloween Eerie Express ticket can pick out a mini pumpkin and a goodie bag, too.
Children are encouraged to wear their costumes and we'll have a contest with prizes for the best costume (boys and girls.)
Around Grand Junction Station you can enjoy a "Fall Festival" atmosphere from 4:30 until 7:30 with a petting zoo and pony rides. The petting zoo is open to everyone, and feed cups are sold for a dollar. Pony rides will be available for a small additional charge.
Try our Depot Deli inside Grand Junction Station where you can get a good supper! Extended hours are featured just for Eerie Express passengers until 7:30pm.
Tickets are $22 each for ages 2 & up and should be purchased in advance to avoid disappointment. However, as long as the trains aren't sold out in advance, "walk up" tickets will be sold at the depot prior to each departure with the best availability for the 7:30pm departures.
As an option, the Chattanooga Choo Choo is offering special overnight accomodation packages which include tickets to the Eerie Express event! See information HERE