The Outdoor Adventure Capital of
The Great Smoky Mountains
VISIT RESPONSIBLY. We ask that you visit responsibly and please pack your mask. The health and well-being of our hospitality community and visitors is a top priority. We want to provide a fun and safe environment for your vacation and your help is much appreciated.
NOVEMBER 12 - DECEMBER 31, 2021
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad departs from Bryson City. The 1¼ hour round-trip passenger excursion comes to life as the train journeys through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story.
Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa will board THE POLAR EXPRESS™, greeting each child and presenting them with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. Christmas carols will be sung as they return back to the Bryson City Depot. Tickets and schedule
Welcome to Bryson City,
THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAPITAL OF
THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS
Treat yourself to some well-deserved rest and relaxation in Bryson City. With wide-open spaces, fresh air and easy access to nature, our remote location provides you with plenty of room to roam. Whether you crave a fresh-air adventure or a peaceful sojourn, there are a wealth of enticing options. From majestic mountain landscapes to scenic hiking trails to spectacular train excursions, to a vibrant downtown, to the pristine waters of Fontana Lake and the Nantahala River, experience the outdoors of Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains. For your next vacation, consider our less crowded destination - an under-the-radar town and surrounding region far from crowds. Located one hour west of Asheville and three hours north of Atlanta.