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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

226 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6405
+1 800-872-4681
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Fourth of July on the RR

My wife and I very much enjoyed our trip on the Great Smoky Mountain RR. The views were nice and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Monroe, Georgia
First time-magical experience for our 7 year old

Before our train ride was even over and Santa boarded the car, our son asked to return next year... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mauldin, 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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“first class” (452 reviews)
“open air car” (173 reviews)
“crown class” (106 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
226 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6405
+1 800-872-4681
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I very much enjoyed our trip on the Great Smoky Mountain RR. The views were nice and the service was very good. Nice relaxing time!!

Thank iliffb
Reviewed yesterday

Before our train ride was even over and Santa boarded the car, our son asked to return next year! I would recommend you go at night to keep the magical experience of arriving at the North Pole alive, otherwise your children will assume there are...More

Thank LoriZoo
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hubby surprised me with a First Class adult only car train ride for our anniversary and it was amazing! The views, the experience of riding on a train, the meals, the DESSERT..oh my! We rode in May 2015. It was so good! I highly recommend...More

Thank christinalB2390WC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing trip in every way. We were happy with the staff dancing on the train. The singing was very joyful and cheerful. We were in first class we absolutely enjoyed everything about this trip. It was festive and it exceeded our expectations with our 12-year-old...More

Thank Jenny R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful train ride. We purchased tickets in July and have been waiting with eager anticipation. Of course we went first class. The “chef” was adorable. But when Santa got on the train handing out bells and taking time to talk to each child,...More

Thank RJCrapps
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a group of friends. nice ride. They need loud speakers to make the announcements while in the car b/c you can't really hear them but otherwise fun.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have went to the North Pole by way of the Great Smokey Mountains Railroad twice over the past 3 years. All the staff was friendly and especially Santa which spent a lot more time on our "Standard" car than I thought he would. Wasn't in...More

Thank woodsman8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in October mid week.. every year the fall season differs. So check before you plan your trip. We took Open car. As we dint get booking in other category.. we did book it last minute. It starts from Bryson city.. the city is...More

Thank Sumana S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had wanted to take this train for years and finally got the chance and now they have a steam engine. We booked the open car only because we couldn’t get 2 seats together in the regular train cars. It turned out that standing up...More

Thank Sandylikethebeach21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took 3 grand children for the trip to the North Pole. They LOVED it. We will take more of the children when they get older.

Thank DonCostner
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12 December 2017|
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Response from Rustybuddy | Reviewed this property |
The rides are scenic every season. I’ve traveled them all four seasons and each time the scenery is different, even in the same season. I’m sure you will enjoy it no matter when you take it. If it happens to snow you will... More
24 October 2017|
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Response from Lorraine H | Reviewed this property |
We took the open air car and enjoyed the scenery and the fresh air. Of course you are taking a chance it might be raining the day you are going but we were fortunate and had a beautiful day. On the way back you reverse your... More
23 October 2017|
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Response from vlscott | Reviewed this property |
I think they try to operate year round with weather conditions favorable. You should call the reservationist if you are not sure before you make the trip. ( 800 872-4681 ). I know some of the fall and winter trips can be... More