There is a nice historical commentary that accompanies the trip, but, again, you typically cannot see the things they are describing. Thread Tools Search this Thread Jul 18th, 2003, 02:12 PM #1 Kimmier333 . GSMR = Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. My family and I expected this to be a magical trip. 5-day and Weekend Courses available for 2021! On your 2 hour train ride, watch paddlers challenge the rapids on the Nantahala River. Your favorite NOC brand gear and accessories, available at your fingertips. Relaxing, Beautiful and Very Enjoyable for the Entire Family! United States - Great Smoky Mtn. The layover is pretty fun with the music and all. No Trains: 4. Once there you have a one-hour layover to explore the area, and then it’s back onto the train for the return trip to Bryson City.We decided to purchase the picnic lunch for $9.00 each, and we were pleased with the contents. Your trip will start in Bryson City, NC and travel to the Nantahala River Gorge crossing the Fontana Trestle on the way. Note: The Great Smoky Mountain Railway schedule is subject to change. Original Poster . Great Smoky Mountains Railroad: Nantahala gorge on diesel train - See 3,236 traveler reviews, 1,865 candid photos, and great deals for Bryson City, NC, at Tripadvisor. The popular passenger train offers multiple scenic trips, including a Nantahala Gorge Excursion. The train stopped on the bridge, and the conductor mumbled something informational about the bridge. Great Smoky Mountains Railroad: Nantahala Gorge. Get your daily dose of the famous Nantahala River from this live webcam located on the back of the famous Nantahala Outdoor Center Outfitter's Store. No Trains: 3. The petting zoo was nothing more than a pen full of mangy looking goats & a sheep. The train began its return journey and about 45 minutes later, the real break was announced. Laurie’s Trail You can also walk along Laurie’s Trail, a paved path that follows the right side of Nantahala River from Winding Stairs Road up to the Nantahala put-in, offering a flat, paved pathway great for strollers, bikes, inline skates, and easy walking. A delicious Deli Sandwich lunch is included. To be honest, I should have done my research better and would have known that an hour break would take place during the trip, and I should have asked someone. This guest favorite combines a scenic Great Smoky Mountains Railroad train excursion with a Nantahala River rafting trip. Learn from the leaders in Wilderness Medicine with NOC-SOLO, Acquire new skills to help save your life or someone else's. … Pick a rafting adventure from NOC's seven exciting rivers, Soar above the trees on NOC's thrilling zipline canopy tours. Adult (max weight 250lbs) $129 Child (10 years & 70 lbs) $109 (Taxes and fees will apply) Review tags are currently only available for English language reviews. Day Out with Thomas event was disappointing. This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Great Smoky Mountains Railroad: Nantahala gorge and zip line - See 3,259 traveler reviews, 1,883 candid photos, and great deals for Bryson City, NC, at Tripadvisor. When the train reaches the top of the gorge … Great Smoky Mountains Railroad: The Train Ride to Nantahala Gorge that didn't happen - See 3,163 traveler reviews, 1,767 candid photos, and great deals for Bryson City, NC, at Tripadvisor. You could easily go to sleep (if the kids were a little more quiet) from the gentle rocking motion of the car. Our train attendant Chris is amazing... We had always wanted to ride before but never could find the extra time to do. Great Smoky Mountains Railroad: Nantahala gorge train ride - See 3,265 traveller reviews, 1,896 candid photos, and great deals for Bryson City, NC, at Tripadvisor. Ask megstrips about Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Spend a beautiful day in the Nantahala Gorge with Wildwater and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. The conductor came through the train and marked our tickets with "L" or "R," to indicate which side of the train we were on. Review tags are currently only available for English language reviews. Our favorite trip, The Nantahala Gorge Excursion, spends an hour layover here at Nantahala Outdoor Center with scenic views of the Nantahala River. The digital map viewer on the USGS website will show you topo lines and railroad tracks but doesn't show a scale. Come check out some of our favorite hikes in the area! Near Bryson City NC. Great Smoky Mountains Railroad: Nantahala Gorge Trip - See 3,267 traveller reviews, 1,897 candid photos, and great deals for Bryson City, NC, at Tripadvisor. Table C Seat 3 + 1. 226 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6405. Great Smoky Mountains Railroad: Nantahala Gorge - Steam - See 3,261 traveler reviews, 1,886 candid photos, and great deals for Bryson City, NC, at Tripadvisor. Booking available by phone only: 800-872-4681. a few months ago, and it was way better than this event. There were also a small serving of seasoned potatoes, which were good. Back at the depot, there were a few free activities for the kids (movie viewing, bounce house, Imagination Station with Lego Duplo blocks & sand tables. Our train and canopy combo trip will start in Bryson City at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad train depot. 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Returning approximately 12:00 midnight. Ask jgsimps3 about Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. I'm not sure which section of the Nantahala River is officially considered the Gorge. The 25-minute ride on Thomas the Train took us approx. The Nantahala Gorge dividing Graham County to the northwest and Macon County and Swain County to the southeast cuts like a giant table saw thru a massive mountain range with mountains summits reaching beyond 5,000-feet on either side. Learn More, © 2020 Nantahala Outdoor Center The train journey crosses the historic Lake Fontana train trestle, and runs up the Nantahala gorge, with full views of We come here when we go to Pigeon Forge, TN area. We’ll be taking the Nantahala Gorge Excursion. 226 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713-6405. Privacy Policy. No Trains: 6. Great food and experience. Restaurants, live music, outdoor adventures and more. Departing from Bryson City, this 4½ hour roundtrip excursion carries you 44 miles to the Nantahala Gorge and back again arriving at our Bryson City Depot. For $50 in gas I could have driven every road in the Smokies. Filter. The majority of the staff members were not very friendly, and did not appear happy to be working there. Selected filters. Great Smoky Mountains Railroad: Nantahala Gorge Excursion - See 3,267 traveler reviews, 1,897 candid photos, and great deals for Bryson City, NC, at Tripadvisor. - See 3,209 traveller reviews, 1,819 candid photos, and great deals for Bryson City, NC, at Tripadvisor. After your scenic train ride up the Nantahala gorge, you’ll take a fully-guided trip down the 8 miles of playful Nantahala whitewater! Visit one of our 3 stores for the best in outdoor gear. Great Smoky Mountains Railroad: Nantahala Gorge Train Excursion - See 3,253 traveller reviews, 1,870 candid photos, and great deals for Bryson City, NC, at Tripadvisor. Hiking, waterfalls, rafting, fishing and zip lines. For four dollars I'd at least like it served to me. Nantahala Gorge Excursion Take a ride alongside the beautiful Nantahala River! The Great Smokey Mountains Railroad is headquartered in Bryson City, North Carolina and is a thoroughly enjoyable way to relax and take in the beauty of the Smokey Mountains. The Nantahala River Gorge. Tours, Scenic Railroads. Nantahala River Gorge - Most popular outdoor activities in the Smokies. We are one of the top Fun Things to do in North Carolina for families. Ride the train deep into the gorge, get off the train, and then zip line in the gorge. Read reviews in English Go back. Step on board for your next real life rail adventure! But that's it. Welcome to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad!Family Fun in Western North Carolina! If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. If I understood the brochure correctly, there was also an option for seating in both a family-type club car and an “over-21” club car; we did not go that route however, and chose the regular coach seating instead.The trip begins smoothly as you pull away from the station heading to the Nantahala Gorge and the outdoor center there; the journey wanders along the Tukasegee River and over a magnificent bridge for about two hours before you arrive at the George. Great Smoky Mountains Railroad: Nantahala gorge and zip line - See 3,159 traveler reviews, 1,766 candid photos, and great deals for Bryson City, NC, at Tripadvisor. The Nantahala River (/ ˌ n æ n t ə ˈ h eɪ l ə /) is a river in western North Carolina in the United States, within the Nantahala National Forest, and near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you’re looking for a family vacation in NC, you’ve found the best. 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