Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Bryson City

3.8
Board Great Smoky Mountains Railroad to see mountains, gorges, valleys, and tunnels from a fully restored vintage trains. The railroad tracks cover 85 km (53 mi). You can admire Fontana Lake, see the rushing rapids of the Nantahala River, and spot hundreds of indigenous species of plants and animals. Historically, the railroad played a pivotal role in developing the area and connecting local communities. Today, it lets visitors enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. Check online for reservations and details about ongoing excursions. Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Bryson City Edition.
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  • The car was comfortable, the ride was slow, the food was inedible. A lot of the time we spent looking out at embankments, no scenery other than the kudzu vines covering the embankments. At the end you...  more »
  • A great way to spend 4 hour of your vacation. The crew makes every effort to make your trip a memorable event. The coach cars are a little cramped however the scenery is breathtaking.  more »
  • On Tuesday, 4/16/2019 my wife and I booked a trip on the Smokey Mountain Railroad, we opted for the first class package, lunch was delicious, what really made the trip was our server\tour guide, Nancy...  more »
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  • Fabulous adventure. Scenic, peaceful train ride. It got a 4 because the ride went from 10:30 to 3:00 and while there was a cafe car, when we went to it the only food ready at that time was popcorn. Hot dogs were cooking but nothing else was ready. The 1 hour layover spot was also very crowded with only one restaurant opened and 1 general store. Book 1st class which includes lunch if you can. We were in comfort class as 1st class was sold out.
  • Desappointed because after I shared with the booking lady that we we're in our honey moon, that I was a enthusiast photographer, and wanted to book in first class to be able to take pics without bothering others, she booked us in an empty car up to that point, asked to suggest the best seats for my bride and I, she booked us next to the bathroom, the bathroom door mechanism didn't work properly, people couldn't tell if the bathroom was vacant, so they kept asking if it was busy, couldn't keep a conversation, also our table only had a view for one of us. Others had a panoramic view. If we were the first ones to book this train car why she give us the worst possible seats? I'm bother by her behaviour.
  • What a great experience! We rode in the first class coach. Steven was fantastifantastic all day on our trip. We took the gorge trip. Lots of water views and woodlands/ mountains. Highly recommend!
  • Wonderful day. Amazing stuff. We road in the 1st class coach, the food was delicious and better than most all the restaurants we ate at on this trip. This was my first time riding on a train. I want to do this again.
  • Steve was a fantastic host, lots of great information and really got everyone involved. The ride was terrific, scenery is beautiful. Food was fantastic. Looking forward to going on one of their other tours
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