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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

226 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6405
+1 800-872-4681
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A wonderful trip back in time!

From the first moments of hearing the steam engine breathe, I was hooked! She huffed and blew as... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gilbertsville, Kentucky
Family Fun Day Trip

It was almost an hour drive from Asheville and the train ride itself was about 3-4 hours with a 50... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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A 52-mile rail journey through valleys, inside winding tunnels and across spectacular gorges of the Great Smoky Mountains.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“first class” (392 reviews)
“open air car” (143 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
226 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6405
+1 800-872-4681
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Reviewed yesterday

From the first moments of hearing the steam engine breathe, I was hooked! She huffed and blew as if she couldn't wait to head up the gorge. We booked the open car which is the first one just behind the tender. From here we could...More

Thank ILovewaterfalls
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was almost an hour drive from Asheville and the train ride itself was about 3-4 hours with a 50 minute stop-over at point where the Appalachian Trail head is. We sat in first class (not fancy), which meant we were in an air conditioned...More

Thank TexasEyedoc2020
Reviewed 3 days ago

if you like getting nickel and dimed, and sitting in the sweltering heat, then all aboard! Took our kids on the Wizard of Oz train. Really glad it was actually shorter than they advertised, so we could get off the hot box. They tell you...More

1  Thank Louse12elise14
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was one of the best adventures we have been on. My mother in law is 92 years young and had heard of this adventure. She has to use a walker so I called to see if we could get her on the train. The...More

Thank tom107
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I started our train experience together in 2010 on her birthday which is in the fall and the colors were so beautiful and the experience so great we never miss the chance To go back just for the train ride . This...More

1  Thank Dbob1
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on this trip with our almost 13-year-old son. We all loved it. Our tour guide was very informative, funny and kept the adults' and children's attention. We took the Nantahala Gorge trip on a diesel. We rode in family first class. Worth the...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 6 days ago

From the moment we boarded and took our seats in the parlor car, we felt as if transported to a gentler bygone day. The service by Katie was outstanding, the barbecue lunch was tasty and the scenery was spectacular. Tip: the best views are from...More

1  Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 6 days ago

This train adventure is one of several you can choose from. The train has several different coaches you can choose to ride in but all of them have spectacular views of the surrounding area. The train stops for one hr so you can get lunch...More

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We rode in the Nantahala car, adults only. Our guide, Steve, was a terrific resource for the sights along the trip and history of the train and the area. Beautiful scenery, trees and rivers. Very enjoyable.

Thank nesscv3
Reviewed 1 week ago

During a family reuion, we booked a trip on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. It was all we had hoped for. We had seats in Crown Class, and our attendant was Nancy. She was very informative and so attentive to our needs. Everyone in our...More

Thank Arleene W
GSMR, Marketing Dept. Assistant at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We agree that riding a train is fun for all generations especially when you are able to get everyone together! We even offer group rates for 20 or more to maximize the fun! Hope to see you...More

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17 July 2017|
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Response from craig6787 | Reviewed this property |
We rode in open coach and would have chosen that if the price had been the same. If in open coach, sit close to area where hostess/ information lady explains sights along the way. BBQ sandwich was good quality. Don't know... More
11 July 2017|
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Response from WILEY B | Reviewed this property |
I have not been on the Wizard of Oz train, we did the Moonshine Expedition to the Nantahala Gorge and it was great. A couple riding with us had been on the Wizard of Oz train and said they loved it and it was like a... More
11 July 2017|
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Response from Lloyd M | Reviewed this property |
Have not been on this particular train so I can't help you.