Ride the rails through parts of Western North Carolina, departing from the historic depot in Bryson City. A variety of train excursions and special event trains run throughout the year, with options ranging from dining in first class with a private attendant and breathtaking views to taking it all in while riding in an open-air gondola.
This “park” located in Dillsboro is not what you might think; it is a park of artisan studios. The “green energy” is the methane gas captured from the town’s old landfill that is used as fuel for the studios. The studios and artisans featured include a sculpture garden, glass studio, metals shop, ceramics studio with a kiln that is fired using vegetable oil, and a gallery. Guided tours are also available.