Vacation Ideas: 17 Places to See With Kids in North Carolina
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17. Take a rail excursion on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.
Bryson City, Dillsboro | gsmr.com
Enjoy a scenic train ride with the kids! Choose from day-trip excursion packages and a variety of ticket options to explore the Nantahala Gorge and Tuckasegee River. The Nantahala excursion includes a one-hour layover at the Nantahala Outdoor Center while the Tuckasegree trip offers a layover for shopping in Dillsboro. Be sure to check out the railroad’s special events calendar for dates that include the Dinosaur Train (based on the popular PBS “Dinosaur Train” series), Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express, The Polar Express and more.
Nearby attractions: Nantahala Outdoor Center, Cherokee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Myra Wright is the publisher/editor of Piedmont Parent, a sister publication of Carolina Parent and Charlotte Parent. She loves exploring the state with her husband and three kids.
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