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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

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All Aboard For Rail Adventure! That’s an invitation to a delightful journey by train along the colorful countryside of the Western North Carolina mountains. You’ll travel along cool rushing rivers, cross over a man-made lake on a high trestle and through lush green valleys and rolling farmlands. Choose from a variety of half-day scenic rail excursions departing from depots in the historic mountain towns of Dillsboro and Bryson City, North Carolina. Climb aboard the Saturday evening Gourmet Dinner Train for a four-course meal elegantly served in the fine tradition of railroad dining. Open year-round. Options: train & rafting packages; gourmet & mystery theatre dining trains; The Little Engine That Could; A Day Out With Thomas; Pumpkin Patch Express; Polar Express.

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