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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

226 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6405
+1 800-872-4681
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Loved the Wizard of Oz train adventure! The characters were great and so friendly. My 3 yr old... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kathy B
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Mountain City, Tennessee, United States
Grand children

Slow ride on the train, about 13 mph. The be a dogs wanted to go faster until we started seeing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Martin C
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Hartwell, Georgia, United States
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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
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226 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6405
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+1 800-872-4681
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the Wizard of Oz train adventure! The characters were great and so friendly. My 3 yr old grandson was so thrilled and loved every minute. We all had a ball.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Slow ride on the train, about 13 mph. The be a dogs wanted to go faster until we started seeing the houses the lake, then the ea red to slow down. A 4-5 hour train ride may have been a little to long for pre-schoolers

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our group traveled to Bryson City for the train. The town is cute and the shopping was fun...but the train was the main event. We rode the train and got to know the family sitting across the aisle from us. Very nice folks and it...More

Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 2 days ago

The only real recommendation I'd have would be to go first class. Out meals were included... The "table for four" have a better view than the "table for two" on the other side of the car.

Thank JoeSantoni
Reviewed 2 days ago

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 3 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 6 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
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KRB2014
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
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ShaneAndWendy2016
10 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
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ShaneAndWendy2016
10 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.
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