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Welcome to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad! Family Fun in Western North Carolina!

We are located in the heart of Bryson City, NC at 45 Mitchell Street, just minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Effective immediately GSMR will suspend all passenger train operations until May 1, 2020.


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Moving forward during this impact of the COVID-19 virus, we want to provide clear options to provide the best customer service and booking flexibility for customers. For all reservations effected by the suspension of trains due to the COVID-19, we will waive all rescheduling fees as well as any necessary cancellations fees.


To begin this process, you may call our reservations line at 1-800-872-4681 between the hours of 8:30AM to 5:00PM EST or email us at [email protected]. Calls and emails will be answered in the order they are received. Please remain patient with us as our call and email volume will increase.

Our scenic rail excursions take you from our historic depot in Bryson City, through the beautiful countryside of Western North Carolina. Our variety of train options and special event trains makes us perfect for making memories! We are one of the top Fun Things to do in North Carolina for families. Dine in our First Class Cars with a private attendant and breathtaking views or take it all in while riding in an Open Air Gondola! Step on board for your next rail adventure!

Make sure to get your copy of our 2020 All Aboard, now featured in the Official Bryson City, Swain County Travel Guide! Plan your entire vacation to Bryson City with this fantastic resource! ORDER YOUR 2020 COPY HERE!

Reservations Line: 800-872-4681, option 1

Group Sales: 800-872-4681, option 3

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