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“Nantahala Gorge”

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Ranked #7 of 39 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 July 13, 2018

Our family had a wonderful day on our train Ride. Wonderful views, and lunch was great! Our server was Nancy and she was very friendly and attentive.

Thank wwhughes
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

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 July 13, 2018

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.

1  Thank bob b
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Reviewed July 13, 2018 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 July 12, 2018

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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