The Great Smoky Mountain railroad is headquartered in Bryson City. The GSMR has a great website for information at http://www.gsmr.com and we have some helpful tips to make your trip more enjoyable.
The train trip is approximately 4½ hours long so you can plan to devote a good half day for this excursion. Go early so you can grab a cup of coffee, listen to the live country music played before each trip and do some people watching – have fun!
In walking distance from the GSMR depot in Bryson city is Smoky Mountain Trains, which houses the largest collection of Lionel™ trains - over 7,000 of them. This vast collection of model trains dates back to 1918. If you ever owned a train as a kid it will bring back memories of the good old days.
The museum is one of those lesser known establishments that you will be glad you took a little time to visit and share with your kids. When you walk into Smoky Mountain Trains you will enter into the retail part of the store where they have model trains and accessories to purchase. The model train museum has a small fee for adults and children.
At Smoky Mountain Trains, you will find:
Visit their website for more information: http://www.smokymtntrains.com.
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