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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

226 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6405
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Outstanding

We had a ride on the GSMR in the first class adults only car. It was a very relaxing day. The food... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mark M
,
Florida
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Train Ride with Disabled Person

My mother, aunt (who is paralyzed on one side of her body but she can walk) and myself took the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
robinhhi
,
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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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” (291 reviews)
“first class” (463 reviews)
“nantahala gorge” (312 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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226 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6405
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a ride on the GSMR in the first class adults only car. It was a very relaxing day. The food was good. Lois was great with her service. My only complaint was that the tables/seats were way too close together. I realize they...More

1  Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My mother, aunt (who is paralyzed on one side of her body but she can walk) and myself took the train. The staff and crew were very accommodating. It was challenging with her disability (balance issues), but the entire staff and crew made it as...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A lot of our members had never ridden a train before, or it had been a memory from our youth when a train ride was a common form of transportation. It was an unforgettable, and enjoyable experience. The story teller Tim, the musician and the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked this for our 3rd anniversary. We are military so there was a 20% discount. We booked the Harper Car. It was a nice car. Book early if you want 2 seats by the window otherwise you may be sharing with other passengers on...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love this train ride, it was a mellow laid back trip that was as informative as it was fun and relaxing. we r sure to do again very soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Nantahala Gorge train on a Saturday morning. Was very surprised at the overall trip. A beautiful ride through the Smoky Mountains that follows two different mountain streams. We rode in the first class dining car where we were served an excellent lunch...More

3  Thank Chuck B
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GSMR, Marketing Dept Assistant at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with GSMR! We are pleased to hear you had a great train ride and hope to see you in the Fall!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I sat in the adult only open gondola car. The Nantahala car. Laren was a great hostess. We enjoyed listening to Mountain Man Tim and learning about the area. They had a good selection of local beer and wine. The food was...More

1  Thank Tammy S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We boarded the train in Bryson City and rode to Dillsboro. We rode first class on this trip and was not disappointed. We were served lunch which was very good. I had BBQ pork,slaw,roll and baked apples. It was really good. My grandsons had chicken...More

2  Thank Sharon G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tons of fun!!! Beautiful views on the way to Dillsboro. Exciting 90 sec of absolute darkness going thru the tunnel. Cute easter egg hunt and activities. Dillsboro had an Easter parade they were throwing candy from the cars so the 6 year old was in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove in from Pigeon Forge for this train ride which we thought would be taking us up in the Smoky Mountains. What we looked at driving to the depot is the exact scenery we saw on the train. Very disappointed, there is lots of...More

1  Thank Candace D
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GSMR, Marketing Department Assistant at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for riding with us and taking the time to provide input on your experience.

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almostfloridanative
13 April 2018|
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Response from Sumana S | Reviewed this property |
Go for the crown / premium coaches, i believe that will suit you. Take care and enjoy your trip
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bmcleod07
10 April 2018|
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Response from Textraveler2013 | Reviewed this property |
My family of 4 seniors age 75-80 rated "Great Smokey" 1 star! The train is below the scenery; therefore, we saw only tree roots and not beautiful vistas as expected ! Not worth the $$! We were there in October and the sun... More
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bernmcleod07
7 April 2018|
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Response from Thomas O | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is a Senior discount, but do not know about group rates.
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