Trip Planner: USA / North Carolina / North Carolina Mountains / Bryson City / Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
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 Edition.
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Reviews
Traveled all the way from PA for this ride. I was not disappointed. Lots of passengers and a very long excursion train. I think it was 13 coaches long and each one filled. The mountain and lake... more »
My family and I went on the Polar Express ride in December 2019, and we had a great time! Everybody enjoyed it from beginning to end, and it is something that we’re hoping to turn into a family... more »
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.
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