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While there is not an overwhelming display of working trains, there is a large and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kay G
Braselton, Georgia
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Fun museum with lots of history!

Definitely a must when visiting. We took the railroad, which we loved, and then looked at the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kim H
Melrose, Florida
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100 Greenlee St, Bryson City, NC 28713-7993
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While there is not an overwhelming display of working trains, there is a large and beautiful display. There were a lot of different trains on different tracks. While I enjoyed watching them, taking a close look at the different pieces added so much to the...More

Thank Kay G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely a must when visiting. We took the railroad, which we loved, and then looked at the museum and store.

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We purchased a Great Smoky Mt railroad ticket and received admission to the train museum. It was interesting although it was a miniature train setup with elaborate displays. We had thought it would be more info a actual trains. We did enjoy the displays.

Thank co-director
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure what it costs to purchase tickets to the museum, but it's included with your Great Smoky Mountain Railroad ticket and is a fascinating place.

Thank Cameron S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We so enjoyed this experience. The food was great right down to a nice warm Apple Cobbler with a dab of whip cream on top. I was the only one to taste any of the beers and it was a fun experience. Most exciting was...More

Thank Trek207132
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is filled with model trains the work was neatly done and walking in the gift shop and looking at the trains was heaven love Andy highly reccomend it!

Thank Ella T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time seeing all the Lionel and other model trains. Running models we're fun and very well done. Entry included with your train ride.

Thank ChrisinSLA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love trains this place has it all. Would be great for kids. We enjoyed it greatly. The train layouts were wonderful it was fun watching the trains run.

Thank Connie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to see a layout. Do a scavenger hunt and see a lot of Lionel toy trains. There are old and newer models on display.

Thank HokieinSpartanburg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our experience at the train museum. The collection of trains and the very large model was inspiring and impressive.

Thank kennethbnorris
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Mike G
April 8, 2015|
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Response from KathyB28 | Reviewed this property |
With the purchase of a train ticket, admission to the museum was free.
Mike G
April 8, 2015|
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Response from SassyJ13 | Reviewed this property |
Beginning Aug 10th: 9am - 4:30pm Daily Price was about $10 Free with a train ride ticket While in Bryson City, visit Cowboy at the Sagebrush Coffeehouse. We really enjoyed the down home western atmosphere. I've heard he now... More