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We enjoyed the model train exhibit very much. Great displays. The museum is adjacent to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hursel H
Gastonia, North Carolina
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Really enjoyed the museum. Great displays of trains and cars. One track setup you are able to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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100 Greenlee St, Bryson City, NC 28713-7993
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed the model train exhibit very much. Great displays. The museum is adjacent to the entry/exit points for the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, so plan to visit before or after a ride on GSMR.

Thank Hursel H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the museum. Great displays of trains and cars. One track setup you are able to control the trains and turn on some of the buildings. The main track setup is constantly running and fun to watch. There is someone in the museum if...More

Thank OBXKate
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited after a ride on the Great Smoky Mtn Railway with our 7 yr old grandson. There are tons of trains with little towns and you can interact by controlling several of them.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really nice model train museum. Hundreds of train cars and locomotives. They have a huge running realistic setup where you can see several trains running through little towns, tunnels and bridges. A child’s dream come true. They also have a great gift...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While there is not an overwhelming display of working trains, there is a large and beautiful display. There were a lot of different trains on different tracks. While I enjoyed watching them, taking a close look at the different pieces added so much to the...More

Thank Kay G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely a must when visiting. We took the railroad, which we loved, and then looked at the museum and store.

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We purchased a Great Smoky Mt railroad ticket and received admission to the train museum. It was interesting although it was a miniature train setup with elaborate displays. We had thought it would be more info a actual trains. We did enjoy the displays.

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

I'm not sure what it costs to purchase tickets to the museum, but it's included with your Great Smoky Mountain Railroad ticket and is a fascinating place.

Thank Cameron S
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We so enjoyed this experience. The food was great right down to a nice warm Apple Cobbler with a dab of whip cream on top. I was the only one to taste any of the beers and it was a fun experience. Most exciting was...More

Thank Trek207132
Reviewed 1 September 2018

The place is filled with model trains the work was neatly done and walking in the gift shop and looking at the trains was heaven love Andy highly reccomend it!

Thank Ella T
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Mike G
8 April 2015|
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Response from KathyB28 | Reviewed this property |
With the purchase of a train ticket, admission to the museum was free.
Mike G
8 April 2015|
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Response from SassyJ13 | Reviewed this property |
Beginning Aug 10th: 9am - 4:30pm Daily Price was about $10 Free with a train ride ticket While in Bryson City, visit Cowboy at the Sagebrush Coffeehouse. We really enjoyed the down home western atmosphere. I've heard he now... More