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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad


Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad


Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
With the romance and mystique of an era gone by, guests on board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad will enjoy scenic train journeys across fertile valleys and through river gorges in a spectacular region called The Great Smoky Mountains. This section of western North Carolina offers a wide array of ever changing vegetation and fantastic landscapes.

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad departs from Bryson City - Schedules, Rates & Upgrades.  For a view of our beautiful scenery, please watch a VIDEO of our area. Complete your experience by staying in our Presidential Suite overlooking the historic Bryson City Depot!

In addition to our sight seeing excursions, the GSMR offers a variety of special events and excursions to enjoy throughout the year!

Ride a train and raft a river all in one day! We offer a train and rafting combination that departs daily from Bryson City.  Ride the Nantahala Gorge Excursion and whitewater raft the full length of the popular Nantahala River. This is a great trip for families wanting to experience the full adventure of the mountains!

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Rail only and train tour packages
Currently there are 2 trips, both departing from Bryson City:  The Nantahala Gorge ride is 44 miles along the Tuskasegee Rive,r over the Fontana Lake trestle and into the Nantahala River Gorge.  There is a one-hour layover at the Nantahala Outdoor Center where there are shops and restaurants. The Tuskasegee River excursion follows the river through the Cowee tunnel to Dillsboro where there is a 90 minute layover.
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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
The Murphy Branch of the Western North Carolina Railroad delivered thousands of mountaineers from the wildness of their landlocked hills. A year after iron rails reached Asheville in 1880, workers scattered to the west of the city, digging, filling, and blasting an extension of the line that stretched 116 miles to Murphy, providing thousands with a path to reach the outside world.
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