Guests aboard the excursion train enjoy a seasonal trip along the Tennessee River. Beginning the journey in Downtown Knoxville at our new depot located at University Commons, the Rambler travels past historical sites to the “Three Rivers Trestle” where the French Broad and Holston Rivers join to form the Tennessee River.
Along the route, the Three Rivers Rambler passes by beautiful farmland, Knoxville’s first settlement area, and more (that you can read about on the Virtual Trip page). The uniformed conductor and volunteer staff are well-versed in the local history and welcome questions during the 11-mile trip.
The Rambler has restrooms available in the depot, as well as on board the train. We sell drinks and snacks in both locations, and you are welcome to bring your own (non-alcoholic) drinks and snacks. The 3RR will run in rain, snow, or shine; we strongly urge you and your guests to dress for the applicable weather conditions so that you can enjoy venturing out on the open air car.