North Carolina Train Trips

North Carolina Train Trips
Located in the southeastern United States along the Atlantic Seaboard, North Carolina is a state that is rich in history and offers visitors some of the most-stunning scenery in the country. From hiking in the Great Smokey Mountains and kayaking on the Alligator River to skiing the slopes of Sapphire Valley and exploring the beaches of the Outer Banks, North Carolina is an outdoor enthusiast's dream destination. North Carolina has a rich historical past and visitors can learn more about the state, its people, and its history while on one of the many train trips and excursions in North Carolina.

Nantahala Gorge Excursion on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Travel along the scenic Tuckasegee River over the Fontana Lake Trestle and into the spectacular Nantahala Gorge on this four-and-a-half-hour train tour. Visitors will board the train at the historic Bryson City station for a 44-mile long ride through some of North Carolina's most beautiful scenery. Picnic lunches are available for purchase at the train depot before departure. Check the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad train schedule for train departure times and days.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Bryson City, North Carolina
(800) 872-4681

Tuckasegee River Excursion on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Board the same railroad at the historic Bryson City Depot for an adventure into North Carolina's stunning natural terrain. The four-hour Tuckasegee River Excursion takes visitors along a 32-mile stretch of the Tuckasegee River and through the Cowee Tunnel, stopping at Dillsboro for lunch, exploration, and shopping. Check the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad train schedule for train departure times and days.

Amtrak Train Excursions

Amtrak offers a variety of fun, half-day train excursion train trips throughout North Carolina. These interesting tours are an easy way to explore different cities and enjoy North Carolina's rich history and the state's unique terrain. Whether you ride the train from Raleigh to Burlington or from Charlotte to Salisbury, Amtrak offers a range of North Carolina excursion tour options for visitors to choose from.

Amtrak Train Excursions
North Carolina Department of Transportation Rail Division
1553 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1553
(919) 733-7245

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