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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

226 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6405
+1 800-872-4681
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Tarzan Train

We recently took the Nantahala Gorge trip and had an absolute blast. The Open Air Gondola car was... read more

Reviewed today
Erik S
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Alabama
Don’t waste your time or money

The food was pretty tastless. The pulled pork was dry, had to ask for sauce. The chicken drumstick... read more

Reviewed yesterday
cmurphy48
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Pelham, New Hampshire
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A 52-mile rail journey through valleys, inside winding tunnels and across spectacular gorges of the Great Smoky Mountains.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“open air” (303 reviews)
“first class” (473 reviews)
“nantahala gorge” (325 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
226 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6405
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+1 800-872-4681
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Reviewed today

We recently took the Nantahala Gorge trip and had an absolute blast. The Open Air Gondola car was the way to go with the big open windows making the scenery easy to view, Had a quite ride up the Nantahala River where we disembarked and...More

Thank Erik S
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Reviewed yesterday

The food was pretty tastless. The pulled pork was dry, had to ask for sauce. The chicken drumstick had a pencil thin line of ? Ranch dressing. The two ribs were OK, but again, no BBQ sauce. They gave us 4ozs of 3 different beers,...More

Thank cmurphy48
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Reviewed yesterday

We were glad that purchase the Rails-N-Tales Narration Car. The entire train trip leaving & returning were entertaining by Tim "Seanachai" story teller. He keep the trip with stories of mountain live, landscape, rail history, etc If you want to enjoy the trip (about 2...More

Thank Castor M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The AC was so low that it was very unconfortable and the views are not at all as advertised!!! Lots of run down houses and so many bushes blocking the views. Windows are not clear so we can’t even take good pictures and the refrigerator...More

Thank europe143
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an old, elegant train with great staff to accompany it! The conductor was great and informative, We chose to ride the coach class car with our two little ones, and absolutely loved the experience. Even in the middle of August, the train car...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved everything about the train ride to Nantahala Gorge. The souvenir tumbler they give you is cute and can be filled immediately with soft drink or coffee while you wait to board (there was also a talented young woman playing the fiddle the waiting...More

Thank Christine T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I loved it. The ride took us through beautiful country, and the one stop was the perfect length and in a nice location to get a drink! I had an issue with another passenger (who I think was drunk), leaning/rocking and being very loud against...More

Thank Bridget B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We road the train for the Taste of Moonshine excursion. The trip was enjoyable and so was the moonshine. Seating was good, and views were excellent. Hoping to return for a ride on the steam locomotive and the Christmas excursion.

Thank Richard P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to re-schedule our train ride because of rainy weather (small charge to do so) but once we were able to get on the train the weather was great. The ride starts and ends in Bryson City North Carolina. You must make reservations ahead...More

Thank gwblum
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I rode the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad with my family while visiting Bryson City and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We really enjoyed the train and the ride - the staff was good, and the views were very nice. Our one thought is the ride...More

Thank erussell84
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clp29445
18 August 2018|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Both sides will have there vantage points. I sat to the left side of the direction the train was traveling. Enjoy !
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Lori G
11 August 2018|
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Response from Redirecting | Reviewed this property |
There's a discount of 20% for military and 10% for seniors. All the employees were extremely nice and helpful. The ride was relaxing and though pricey felt like a good value.We would do it again, for the fall colors.
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