Early in the century, the railway played a major part of the story of the development of the region.
Today, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad provides visitors a way to explore the mountains and enjoy the natural beauty of Western North Carolina.
In season, Sapphire Valley Resort offers trips to the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad! The Railroad offers a variety of scenic, round-trip excursions departing from Bryson City. Trips range from 3 ½ hours to a full day of fun and adventure. For current trip info, [View the Daily Trips/Classes Page]
Call the Community Center at 828-743-7663 for reservation information.