Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

226 Everett Street, Bryson City, NC 28713 | (800) 872-4681 |



Join us aboard the historic Murphy Branch Line for an escape into the heart of Western North Carolina’s natural beauty! Regardless of the season, we welcome you to reserve your seat and unwind amidst the stunning landscapes of WNC. Our leisurely single-day excursions feature layovers in either the picturesque Nantahala Gorge or the quaint town of Dillsboro, NC.

Whether you’re traveling with family of all ages or seeking a peaceful retreat for adults, we offer a variety of options to suit your preferences. Indulge in onboard dining or pre-purchased box lunches and enjoy a touch of Southern hospitality throughout your experience.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to immerse yourself in the charm of the Murphy Branch Line — secure your spot for a memorable escape today!

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Upcoming Events


Select dates from Feb 9 - Jul 27, 2024

Passengers will enjoy a full service All-Adult First Class ride in our First Class cars with a private attendant and plush, well-appointed dining seating. A narrator will accompany...

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Smoky Mountain Beer Run

Select dates from May 16 - Aug 31, 2024

Join us for a delightful adults-only specialty train excursion, known as the Smoky Mountain Beer Run! This unique journey offers great music, delicious beer, tasty food, and unforg...

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Polar Express Train

November 7 - December 31, 2024

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 s...

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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

226 Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28713

(800) 872-4681

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