All aboard for a historic and scenic journey through the majestic mountains and colorful countryside of Western North Carolina; over a sprawling lake, past rushing rivers, through a deep mountain gorge and into dark mountain tunnels. The railroad operates year-round, with schedules varying seasonally. All trains depart Bryson City.
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad - Train excursions through a remote corner of North Carolina into river gorges, across valleys and through tunnels carved out of mountains. Excursions include Nantahala Gorge, Dinosaur Train, Polar Express, Mystery Theatre Dinner Train and other themed events. Your excursion includes admission to Smoky Mountains Museum, with its collection of 7,000 Lionel engines, cars and accessories, impressive operating layout and children's activity center.
Mingus Mill, near Cherokee, North Carolina, was built in 1886 by Sion Early for six hundred dollars. It was a custom mill which catered to each customers preference. It was acquired by the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in 1930.
North Shore Scenic Railroad An 1890s train station in downtown Duluth now houses four museums and the North Shore Scenic Railroad - take a narrated train ride to Two Harbors, with a two-hour layover for exploring before returning to Duluth.