Railroad Events

Special Train Excursion Events

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, one of Bryson City’s signature attractions, regularly hosts unique themed excursions and seasonal events, the largest of which includes Uncorked, a scenic train ride through the Smokies that is paired with a fantastic wine tasting, and the Polar Express, a joyous holiday celebration inspired by the hit movie. View the Railroad’s schedule and book your ticket on a journey you won’t soon forget!

Explore the two excursion options below. Or scroll down for the train's special events.

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Tuckasegee River Train Excursion

Enjoy a relaxing ride through quiet countryside on your way to small town life in western North Carolina on the Tuckasegee River Excursion. Departing from Bryson City, this 4 hour excursion travels 32 miles round-trip to Dillsboro and back…

Nantahala Gorge Train Excursion

Take a train ride along side the beautiful Nantahala River on the Nantahala Gorge Excursion! Departing from Bryson City, this 4½ hour roundtrip excursion carries you 44 miles to the Nantahala River Gorge and back again arriving at our…

Railroad Special Events

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Fall Events

Cool mountain air, colorful leaves, gatherings around the fire pit - find fall events…