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Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

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Address: 226 Everett Street, Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone Number: 800-872-4681
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Description: A 52-mile rail journey through valleys, inside winding tunnels and across...
A 52-mile rail journey through valleys, inside winding tunnels and across spectacular gorges of the Great Smoky Mountains.
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The train

Very pleasant journey out of Bryson city, over Fontana lake with an hour stopover at the outdoor centre where you can buy food drinks and ice-cream, and have a paddle in the river... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Total waste of money unless you like the back side of trailer parks or trees/rock walls. Staff was very friendly, but do try the other choices- $104 per couple is WAY too much for this trip!

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West Deptford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The adult only open car is the way to go when you don't have children. It was so much fun for us big kids. This was something that we had looked forward to and it did not disappoint. The staff of the GSMR were awesome! Their love of trains and knowledge of the area shinned through. No detail was left... More 

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Burlington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Wow what an truly awesome experience on that Open air premium car with Kate as our guide/hostess. She was very informative and charming. Her Personality really shined through. The views were breath taking. I would do it again and hope too!! Thanks again for a wonderful afternoon.

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Buford, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My hubby and I went in May 2015. We did the adult only open air car. It was beautiful day, perfect weather. The views are fantastic. Train cars are comfortable and staff is great. The trip we took went over Lake Fontana, which was a surprise to me. It doesn't matter which side of the train you sit on, you... More 

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cheltenham-uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Very pleasant journey out of Bryson city, over Fontana lake with an hour stopover at the outdoor centre where you can buy food drinks and ice-cream, and have a paddle in the river if you so wish, nice 4. Or 5 hours trip

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was the first time we rode the GSMR. It was a beautiful, scenic trip. We rode in an inside car and was well worth the price. We pre purchased lunches including bbq sandwich, hot dogs and vegie wrap. The food was very good except for the vegie wrap. It didn't have hardly anything in it, was mostly wrapper with... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I would do this again. Service and view of the mountains was great. Went first class... Well worth the extra money.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We show up, get ourtickets, told to go to platform. There's a band playing and a bunch of people hanging around. No anouncement made or anyfurther directions given. The train leaves us and a few other people behind. No refunds.....

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

First I will give the reader a few insights into what made our ride better. You are going to be on slow train ride for several hours and that can end up being stressful. We were there on a day that was threating bad rains and a little hesitant to make the trip. After all, $50 may not be much... More 

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Dunn, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our family enjoyed a first class ride. Everyone on the train was very friendly! Our attendant on our car was Renee and she was fabulous!!!! Would I take this tour/ride again? Absolutely!!

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Additional Information about Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

Address: Address: 226 Everett Street, Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone Number: 800-872-4681
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Bryson City
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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