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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

226 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6405
+1 800-872-4681
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First class

Entire day was excellent.The food was great. Staff were nice and the service was outstanding. Big... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Terry B
Energetic & Informative, Fun & Relaxing

What a super day! Steve & Kate kept the travelers in the Moonshine Car entertained, informed, wined... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Roberta G
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Marietta, Georgia
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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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“first class” (411 reviews)
“open air car” (150 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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226 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6405
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+1 800-872-4681
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Entire day was excellent.The food was great. Staff were nice and the service was outstanding. Big bathrooms. Bathrooms were clean. The train car wasn't hot or cold it was perfect temperature. Had fun. Although you stop at expensive area and only for an hour. First...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a super day! Steve & Kate kept the travelers in the Moonshine Car entertained, informed, wined & dined. The 7 different samples of moonshine were surprising. And what a good meal - pulled pork bar b q, followed by chocolate cream pie. Live fiddle...More

Thank Roberta G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful peaceful and very enjoyable ride. Our conductor was humorous and friendly. But our server was out of this world. Her knowledge, her friendliness, her skills and yes her humor made this incredible! The scenery is just wonderful.And if this wasn't enough,...More

2  Thank littleme1117
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was ok. Younger kids would enjoy more, than our 20 year old, but we booked it as part of a package deal with zip line.

Thank Ourtrips2002
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to ride because we had a rained out day. We got the open air car and I was a little skeptical but it turned out to be really a fun way to spend the day. Everyone was courteous and the train was clean...More

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the 4 hour Nantahala Gorge trip, paid first class and it was worth it...for sure. Great views, reasonable good, refill after refill of free soft drinks, gift comes with the first class ticket which is a nice touch. Good hour stop at the...More

Thank martin n
Reviewed 1 week ago

My dad booked our family trip. We were a party of 9. We sat in the Southern Car, which is an A/C car. I'm not sure about the other reader who said they passed through and it was Hot - but I was freezing. It...More

1  Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great day! Lois was an excellent hostess in the first class car. She along with Mr Tim and the musicians made the trip extremely enjoyable. You could tell they enjoyed what they did. Can't wait to go on another trip.

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was dying to visit & experience the evening train ride. When attempting to purchase our tickets at 9:20 am (for that evening), I was told, "The only train today left at 9 am." So, I showed him the booklet & pointed to the evening...More

Thank SimpleCountryGirl1
GSMR, Marketing Department Assistant at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Since your experience isn't typical, we would like a bit more information so we can resolve your concerns, please email us at marketing@gsmr.com.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked through Wildwater Adventures and we scored a delicious boxed lunch on our ride to the Wildwater Adventure Center. The train ride was perfect. Not to fast, not too slow, plenty of guides to explain things and there for questions. Our guide pointed out...More

Thank Q2403OKkellyc
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rosefoushee
7 August 2017|
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Response from Jim G | Reviewed this property |
We did have snacks and bottled water in our daypack. However, it wasn't accessed until we reached our midway point and were off the train. Common courtesy since they do offer items and they are running a business. Here's the... More
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KRB2014
17 July 2017|
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Response from craig6787 | Reviewed this property |
We rode in open coach and would have chosen that if the price had been the same. If in open coach, sit close to area where hostess/ information lady explains sights along the way. BBQ sandwich was good quality. Don't know... More
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ShaneAndWendy2016
10 July 2017|
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Response from WILEY B | Reviewed this property |
I have not been on the Wizard of Oz train, we did the Moonshine Expedition to the Nantahala Gorge and it was great. A couple riding with us had been on the Wizard of Oz train and said they loved it and it was like a... More
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