Fodor's Expert Review Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Bryson City Historical Fodor's Choice
Train, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Bryson City, North Carolina

Bryson City's historic train station is the departure point for the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Diesel or steam locomotives take you on a 32-mile journey along the Tuckasegee River or a 44-mile trip passing through the Nantahala Gorge. Open-sided cars or standard coaches are ideal for picture-taking as the mountain scenery glides by. Trips are offered year-round, but with very limited schedules January to March. There's a café on board serving basic fare like pizza and hot dogs. Your ticket gives you free admission to the nearby Smoky Mountain Trains Museum and its room-size functional model train dioramas.   During the holiday season, the town booms as pajama-clad families arrive for Polar Express–themed rides. 

Historical Views Family Fodor's Choice Service Train/Train Station

Quick Facts

45 Mitchell St.
Bryson City, North Carolina  28713, USA

800-872–4681-toll-free reservations line

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Rate Includes: From $58

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