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“Steam Train Excursion”

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Ranked #7 of 38 things to do in Bryson City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A 52-mile rail journey through valleys, inside winding tunnels and across spectacular gorges of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of enjoying a steam train excursion through the Nantahala Gorge for my birthday. My husband and I enjoyed the first class dining and travel commentary, but next time I would prefer being in a car that is out in the open to really enjoy the steam train experience. There is also a gift shop and museum at the depot if you would like to take home a souvenir.

1  Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

July 2018. Did this excursion twice before. Nantahala Gorge Steam train. Friends wanted to see a steam loco. Adult first class car. Adults ONLY. Well worth the $$. Make res EARLY. Lunch was delightful. Service was friendly and spectacular. If only two of you, request table for two if you want privacy...downside you'll miss most of the sights seen from the tables for four. Casual dress recommended. First class car can get chilly. Really hard to go wrong with this 4 hour journey.

Thank bob b
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful day we had had with our 8 year old grandson. The lake, river & mountain views, the history & ride all provided a thoroughly enjoyable time! Jessica provided great service in Crown Class. We will be back!

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The train was relaxing the views were beautiful. The lunch that was served was surprisingly tasty. I won't need to do this again but it was fun to check it out this one time.

1  Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun way to enjoy the mountain side. We did the first class which I recommend because of a few perks (lunch included, souvenir cup with free refills, tote bag). We sat at table A and it seem if you sit on a the side of train that seats 4 at a table you actually have the better view then those sitting across from you with 2 per table. I would recommend this for everyone it’s a smooth ride and our host Connie was fun, informative and did a wonderful job. There also was live music which was unexpected but really enjoyable.

Thank Jennifer M
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