Looking for a a night out with the grown-ups? The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad tried something new last year, it went so well they did it again this year. The BBQ & Brews ride features slow-cooked BBQ and local craft beer. While you enjoy that, the train will take you to a trestle over Fontana Lake just in time for the sunset. Tickets start at $69 and get you 3 beer samples and dinner. Brewery employees join you on the ride to provide you with a craft brewing education. Additional beer will be available for purchase.
This train ride is 21 years old and up. There’s only one trip left. Leaving August 30th, make your reservations now. This ride will feature beers from Heinzelmannchen Brewery in Sylva, NC.
You’ll return to the depot at 9pm, plenty of time to check out Bryson City’s own brewery right across the street. Nantahala Brewing Company was last year’s BBQ & Brew featured brewery.