The Great Smokies: Trains, Cherokee and Appalachian Culture
Ride historic rails across scenic mountains as you learn about Appalachian culture, Cherokee heritage, traditional music and regional cuisine.
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Program No. 21267RJ
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Mary Beth
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Wonderful trip! Gorgeous scenery. Loved the train rides especially! Excellent, caring leaders. Carol and Bill. I especially enjoyed the folk music and history from Lee Knight. Driving through the mountains was unbelievable. Wonderful bus driver, Porter. The Ridges was an absolutely beautiful place to stay! Would have liked to spend a little more time there. Would recommend briefly touching on the Civil War but not spending a whole day on it. There might be a better Cherokee museum. All in all a very enjoyable time!


While this program provides a ton of information about the region, it really whets your appetite to learn more. It provides a terrific overview of many aspects of how the history of the area has shaped what we have today. Go for it!!


If you are interested in trains and local Civil War battles, this is the program for you.


awesome tour i meet great people from all states go and enjoy


Great fun to ride these excursion trains in this historic and scenic area.


This program is designed for the real train buffs. Beautiful trains and all the beautiful scenery in accompaniment.

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