Special Deals on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

All aboard the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson City! Experience the sites of the beautiful mountain landscape on the railroad and see incredible views and pass by stunning waterways. A ride on the railroad is perfect for families, couples, or solo adventurers. Take advantage of these great deals...

Kids Ride Free

Book your tickets to ride Monday – Friday on one of 2 scenic general excursions in Standard Coach and for every Adult (13  and up) ticket purchased receive 1 FREE child’s (2-12years) ticket to ride. Valid to ride May 1 – Aug. 31, 2022 on Diesel or Steam locomotive power on Tuckasegee River or Nantahala Gorge Scenic Excursions only. Not  valid for any specialty event trains. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Subject to blackout dates.

Tarheel Discount

Local residents of Swain, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Graham, Clay and Cherokee counties in NC can now receive a discounted local fare! Good for Coach Class or standard Open Air Gondola on the Nantahala Gorge and Tuckasegee River Diesel excursions January through December, excluding October. Adults can ride for $29 and Children (2-12) can ride for $18. Proof of residency required. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Not valid for special event trains. Not valid for any train pulled by steam. Not valid in October. Blackout dates may be added or changed without notice. Available by phone only.

Senior Discount

Seniors 55 years and up save 10% while riding with us on a Steam or Diesel powered general excursion! Mention the senior discount while booking any class of seating on either the Nantahala Gorge and Tuckasegee River excursions and the senior adult receives 10% off his or her ticket price. ID may be required for verification. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Not valid for special event trains. Not valid for Saturdays in October. Blackout dates may be added or changed without notice. Only valid for seniors age 55 years and up.

AAA Discount

Any card carrying member of AAA can receive 10% off of an upgrade to either Crown or First Class seating on the Nantahala Gorge and Tuckasegee River excursions, Steam or Diesel powered! Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Not valid for special event trains. Not valid for Saturdays in October. Blackout dates may be added or changed without notice. Available by phone only. Valid through Dec. 31, 2021.

Military Discount

To show our appreciation to all those who are currently serving or who have served in the military, we extend a discount of 20% off of any class of seating on the Nantahala Gorge and Tuckasegee River excursions, Steam or Diesel powered! This discount is valid for the entire reservation up to 7 people accompanying the individual. Proof of service may be requested. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Not valid for special event trains. Not valid for Saturdays in October. Blackout dates may be added or changed without notice.  

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