I’m not sure who the genius was who decided to build a huge model train musem right smack dab in the middle of a full scale train ride called Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, but that person deserves a great deal of credit.
Boasting more than 7,000 Lionel engines and cars, Smoky Mountain Trains has an amazing collection of model trains in a collection that dates back to 1918.
The most incredible feature here is the layout. Words cannot do it justice. It’s GIGANTIC with mountains, rivers, trestles and landscape that baffles the mind.
Located in Bryson City, which also just so happens to also be a major station point for the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Smoky Mountain Trains is an absolute MUST-SEE for any train enthusiast. Also on the premises is a gift shop and activity center. Plus, it’s downtown and close to restaurants, hotels and other attractions.