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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

226 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6405
+1 800-872-4681
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Absolutely worth it!!

You will not be disappointed if you spend just a little more & ride the charter car.... THE BRYSON... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sherri L
Trains, Views and Fun

We went on GSMR today, we were in the Nantahala car which is an open air car. Nancy was our server... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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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“open air” (305 reviews)
“nantahala gorge” (324 reviews)
“train ride” (605 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
226 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6405
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+1 800-872-4681
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Reviewed yesterday

You will not be disappointed if you spend just a little more & ride the charter car.... THE BRYSON CITY WITH TIM..... He can tell you things that no one else knows. He made the train ride really interesting!!

Thank Sherri L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on GSMR today, we were in the Nantahala car which is an open air car. Nancy was our server, she did a fantastic job! The views were amazing to see. Nancy did a great job giving us information as we passed sites, which...More

Thank chassybaby1974
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Reviewed yesterday

Thoroughly enjoyed our Nantahala Gorge train ride. Our "tour guide", Steve Becker, was great -- funny and informative! Full service hot lunch was delicious, as was our specialty coffee drink in the take-home Smoky Mountain Railroad coffee mug. Learned of many historical facts along the...More

Thank Norman J
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an awesome experience from get go. Parking and ticket pick up was so easy as well as boarding. Choosing Premium Gondola seating everything we needed for the day was provided. Views on our side going out were beautiful however on the way back...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family had a wonderful day on our train Ride. Wonderful views, and lunch was great! Our server was Nancy and she was very friendly and attentive.

Thank wwhughes
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had the pleasure of enjoying a steam train excursion through the Nantahala Gorge for my birthday. My husband and I enjoyed the first class dining and travel commentary, but next time I would prefer being in a car that is out in the open...More

Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

July 2018. Did this excursion twice before. Nantahala Gorge Steam train. Friends wanted to see a steam loco. Adult first class car. Adults ONLY. Well worth the $$. Make res EARLY. Lunch was delightful. Service was friendly and spectacular. If only two of you, request...More

Thank bob b
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful day we had had with our 8 year old grandson. The lake, river & mountain views, the history & ride all provided a thoroughly enjoyable time! Jessica provided great service in Crown Class. We will be back!

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The train was relaxing the views were beautiful. The lunch that was served was surprisingly tasty. I won't need to do this again but it was fun to check it out this one time.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a fun way to enjoy the mountain side. We did the first class which I recommend because of a few perks (lunch included, souvenir cup with free refills, tote bag). We sat at table A and it seem if you sit on a the...More

Thank Jennifer M
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Misty E
15 July 2018|
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Response from BeloveredTraveller | Reviewed this property |
I guess it depends on the season. You may check on line to see how many vacant seats. We just bought on the day. The line is much shorter for prepurchased tickets pickup. But, weather is unpredictable so we liked the... More
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Awdrey H
4 July 2018|
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Response from Tammy S | Reviewed this property |
Very relaxing, the train does not go very fast.
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MikeTheTraveler56
4 July 2018|
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Response from toma_svillesc | Reviewed this property |
We took the ride to & from Dillsboro, and thoroughly enjoyed the scenery. Granted, it certainly wasn't a trip into Denali or a drive through Acadia, but quite enjoyable nonetheless. Much of the route traversed rural... More
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