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!