All aboard for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
On March 24, the will host an epic one-day-only train ride through the breathtaking Great Smoky Mountains. The journey will take you over bridges, through forests, and alongside rivers on the old 1891 Murphy Branch line through western North Carolina.
This spring event will be the first time passengers will be able to ride all the working tracks in the area in one jaunt. The 11-hour adventure will kick-off at the first stop in Johnson City, Tennessee at 9:15 a.m., which will be followed by two more stops where people can hop on: Greeneville at 9:45 a.m. and Morristown at 10:15 a.m.
Around mid-day, the train will stop in Sylva for lunch (you can purchase food there or bring a small cooler with you on board). And after lunch, guests will get the chance to hop off in Dillsboro and explore the town (don't miss the historic Jarrett House!). Here, passengers can also check out the location where the famous train wreckage scene from the Harrison Ford movie, The Fugitive, was filmed.
On board, you'll be able to sit back and relax in the restored vintage cars while gazing out the large picture windows to take in the views. The journey will wrap up when the train returns to Johnson City around 8:30 p.m.
Tickets for the train ride start at $85 for adults and $69 for kids, while Crown Class seats cost $97 for adults and $79 for kids. You can also opt for first class tickets, which go for $156 and include dinner, but you must be over 21.
Buy tickets and learn more at the 's website.