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Celebration Tours 


Fall Train Ride with Buttonwillow Dinner Theater

NOVEMBER 1-2, 2017 

This “overnight” tour includes a 3 1/2 hr. Hiwassee River Rail “TRAIN” Adventure along fifty scenic miles with breathtaking views of the Hiwassee River Gorge where you will ride around an engineering marvel: The Great Hiwassee Loop. At the top you will see how the tracks corkscrew over themselves as they climb the mountain.  BUT - first, before we begin this journey, we shall spend part of DAY ONE arriving in Chattanooga via our motor coach with time for you to visit “on your own” either the Tennessee Aquarium, the IMAX theater, shop the “Moon Pie General Store” or simply enjoy a free ride on the CARTA shuttle up & down Broad Street or across the river to the North Shore. 

Later that evening we will enjoy a full meal and live performance at the Buttonwillow Dinner Theater.  We will be served “confederate white house recipes” while seated in the beautiful antebellum hall at the old Buttonwillow Church after which you will witness a humorous and dramtic encounter between an East TN Unionist and his Confederate brother.  

DAY 2:  Following a hotel breakfast, we will board our bus and travel to Etowah, TN. We will first visit the restored L&N Depot & Museum before enjoying our relaxing afternoon ride on the train.  The train travels across the “Old Line,” a railroad that was carved into the mountains and river gorge in 1890 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Hiwassee River Gorge is another striking feature. Tucked into a wilderness area, this natural wonder is accessible only by rail. The Gorge has received the USDA National Forest’s highest ranking for scenic beauty.

Overnight accommodations at the “HISTORIC” Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel (a former train station). Built in 1908, this historic Downtown Inn was once the terminal station for the Southern Railway line. 

Includes:  R/T transportation via deluxe new, wifi accessible motor coach,  F/T group leader, 2 days, 
1 night accommodations, 1 hotel bkfst, 1 dinner and show + Hiwassee River Train Ride. 
Departs:  7:30 am from First Church of the Nazarene, lower parking lot,

1998 Shades Crest Road, Vestavia Hills, AL

COST:  $339. per person double occupancy / Single ADD: $89. 

Call:  205-617-7866 to reserve - $100. per person required now to reserve a space. 

Final Payment due date:  October 1, 2017

No refunds after final payment date.  Trip insurance is available and recommended.