Smoky Mountain Trains Museum

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Smoky Mountain Trains Museum

Smoky Mountain Trains Museum
4.5
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TedinAppleton
Appleton, WI176 contributions
Awesome model railroad site
Jun 2021 • Couples
We had an amazing time in the train museum. Mike, who has been working with the model railroad for over 50 years was a wealth of history and knowledge. Thanks for inspiring me to finally start model railroading. I’d visit you again but I’ve spent all our money on trains!
Written June 9, 2021
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Lisa G
Aurora, IN418 contributions
Disappointing if you are interested in Model RR layouts
May 2021
We are model railroaders ourselves and spend a lot of time and energy and the layouts (the scenery and buildings) and so were disappointed in this museum because that is clearly not a priority for them. If you are into seeing hundreds of Lionel engines, it might be your thing. It is free to enter if you take one of the train rides and so is probably worth the visit if it is free. The train rides are definitely worth it.
Written May 30, 2021
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tumbleweedchris
Asheville, NC722 contributions
Needs more for the price
Feb 2021
The Smoky Mountain Trains Museum is an average model train exhibit when stacked up with others. There are three sections of the museum: an interactive train area, a static train display area, and a large working train display. The interactive space is currently deactivated because of the pandemic. So this section is mainly just a miniature display with nothing moving. There is a whole room of various train models, along with train models in the other rooms. This probably won't be too interesting unless you are really into model trains. Most of the interest for these attractions, for me, is the moving exhibits. The one section that does have working trains is fairly large with several trains circling. The display has detail but lacks the intricate detail I have seen in other model train attractions. This is a nice attraction, but perhaps a little overpriced ($9) for what it delivers.
Written February 14, 2021
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PopandGram
32 contributions
If you love trains, this is a great visit
Dec 2020
An amazing place to see a HUGE collection of model trains. It is a self guided tour and you can even control a few of the scenes. My grandson was as wide eyed as I was!
Written January 3, 2021
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Corey Young
Bulls Gap, TN49 contributions
Very cool experience!
Dec 2020 • Family
We walked through after getting off of the Polar Express. The museum is very cool and has a lot of trains on display and several different models set up. This is a must if you are interested in trains or model trains!
Written December 16, 2020
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Alan H
Atlanta, GA30 contributions
Best train set in the Carolina mountains!
Oct 2020
Your GSMR train ticket gets you in the museum for free, and it's well worth stopping in. Skip the touristy gift shop and head on back to the big model train setup in the rear. Three levels, many trains running at once; lots of fun. Ordinary folks can't afford model training any more, so it's especially fun to see a good modeling job like this.
Written October 28, 2020
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taxmanken
Lebanon, PA191 contributions
A treasure trove of model railroading
Oct 2020
The train layouts are really nice, but the collection of train cars and locomotives is unbelievable. There are thousands of cars and hundreds of locomotives. This well worth the visit.
Written October 27, 2020
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MNescapers
Ham Lake, MN19 contributions
Beautiful views.
Oct 2020 • Couples
The views were breathtaking! And we enjoyed being in an open car,however, the ride was a little long since we returned on the same route.
Written October 15, 2020
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This page is actually for the Model Train Museum, not the ride itself. The museum was complimentary with your train ride. Did you by any chance visit the museum? We hope you did. If so we would appreciate you changing your review to apply to us. Thanks
Written October 20, 2020
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Nolen_Jay
Hartsville, SC124 contributions
Model Trains Galore
Sep 2020
I am not a avid model train person, but this place was very interesting. Now I really didn't closely look at all the trains thru the years around the walls. But I was amazed at the HUGE model train display in the middle of the room. Seeing the different trains going in each direction and on each level was something neat to look at. Be sure to see yourself on the monitor from the train with the camera on it. And also notice all the detail made of the towns the forest and country side. on the display table.
Written September 29, 2020
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Donna M
Ellenwood6 contributions
Loved it!
Sep 2020 • Family
You need to be a train enthusiast to appreciate all the wonderful displays! Could have spent hours in there! Some of the hands on unavailable due to COVID. Loved the different trains running on the display!! Out ticket was included with the GDMR ride ! Go see it!!
Written September 27, 2020
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