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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Questions & Answers

Hudson, North Carolina

Hi, do you recommend to purchase tickets in advance? Just wondering if the open air gondola sells out quickly. Thanks in advance.

4 months ago Answer

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Mulvane, Kansas
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Definitely purchase early.

3 months ago
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Purchase in advance. If time allows, have the mailed to you or pickup at ticket office. If you choose pickup, be at the ticket office before it opens for the morning train ride. Ask about free parking and directions to it when purchasing tickets.

3 months ago
kevil
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Yes, I would recommend getting tickets in advanced. It is easier and you don’t have to wait in line.

3 months ago
Murphy, North Carolina
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Yes, I recommend purchasing tickets in advance. It makes for an easy check-in; no waiting in long lines.

4 months ago
Cary, North Carolina
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I guess it depends on the season. You may check on line to see how many vacant seats. We just bought on the day. The line is much shorter for prepurchased tickets pickup. But, weather is unpredictable so we liked the flexibility. There were plenary of seats that day. Fall may be different. In any case, you need to be there at least 30 minutes before departure.

4 months ago
Durham, North Carolina
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Definitely in advance is recommended though there were passengers purchasing the day of when we were there on July 4.

4 months ago
Burgaw, North Carolina
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Yes, purchase in advance. It’s well worth the cost.

4 months ago
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