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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

226 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6405
+1 800-872-4681
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Fantastic Train Ride

My son treated my husband & I to the best day the 3 of us has had in years. We were in the over 21... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kodak, Tennessee, United States
Even at last class, lovely ride through the mountains

My friend was insistent we go on this excursion. We set out on the 10:30 AM Diesel train. All was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John P
Collingswood, New Jersey
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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” (411 reviews)
“open air car” (150 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

My son treated my husband & I to the best day the 3 of us has had in years. We were in the over 21 coach, so no crying babies in our car. The host was very informative & made the trip delightful. The 1...More

Thank WandaGalli
Reviewed 2 days ago

My friend was insistent we go on this excursion. We set out on the 10:30 AM Diesel train. All was going along great when, about 2 hours into the trip, a motor coach decided to run itself right in front of the engine of our...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely ride this train for a wonderful experience with sights, music, food and storytelling. My husband rode in the cab of the steam engine and I rode in the first class dining car. Our attendant was entertaining and informative. The meal and dessert were great....More

Thank Beth A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Entire day was excellent.The food was great. Staff were nice and the service was outstanding. Big bathrooms. Bathrooms were clean. The train car wasn't hot or cold it was perfect temperature. Had fun. Although you stop at expensive area and only for an hour. First...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a super day! Steve & Kate kept the travelers in the Moonshine Car entertained, informed, wined & dined. The 7 different samples of moonshine were surprising. And what a good meal - pulled pork bar b q, followed by chocolate cream pie. Live fiddle...More

Thank Roberta G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful peaceful and very enjoyable ride. Our conductor was humorous and friendly. But our server was out of this world. Her knowledge, her friendliness, her skills and yes her humor made this incredible! The scenery is just wonderful.And if this wasn't enough,...More

2  Thank littleme1117
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was ok. Younger kids would enjoy more, than our 20 year old, but we booked it as part of a package deal with zip line.

Thank Ourtrips2002
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to ride because we had a rained out day. We got the open air car and I was a little skeptical but it turned out to be really a fun way to spend the day. Everyone was courteous and the train was clean...More

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the 4 hour Nantahala Gorge trip, paid first class and it was worth it...for sure. Great views, reasonable good, refill after refill of free soft drinks, gift comes with the first class ticket which is a nice touch. Good hour stop at the...More

Thank martin n
Reviewed 1 week ago

My dad booked our family trip. We were a party of 9. We sat in the Southern Car, which is an A/C car. I'm not sure about the other reader who said they passed through and it was Hot - but I was freezing. It...More

1  Thank Ashley M
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8 August 2017|
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Response from Jim G | Reviewed this property |
We did have snacks and bottled water in our daypack. However, it wasn't accessed until we reached our midway point and were off the train. Common courtesy since they do offer items and they are running a business. Here's the... More
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