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Field Trip Learning Experience

March-May, August-October

passenger sightseeing train

Outdoor program of 4 one-hour periods:

  • Narrated train ride in the gorge: Historic East TN & Western NC railway that linked Johnson City, TN and Cranberry, NC.
  • Adventure activities (DRG staffed - one activity based on number and age): Learn about horses, Lassoing, Technical Tree Climbing, Rapture, Leap of Faith, Unimog.
  • Teacher-led Activity: Octaball, 9 Square in the Air, Volleyball, Ping Pong, Cornhole, Dodgeball, Disc Golf.
  • Group Game (DRG staffed) - learn to work together while having fun.
  • Lunch (optional) served during last two activity hours. Bring your own lunch or purchase ($5 per person: hot dog, chips, cookie, drink)

Cost per student: $15, teachers are FREE

Parents can ride the train for $5 each.

Doe River Gorge is excited to offer Fall and Spring Learning Experience featuring High Adventure Activities and Facilities to school groups (August - October, March - May). 4 one-hour activity periods will challenge and excite students. Ride the train along the historic ET& narrow gauge railway into the Doe River Gorge. Hear a presentation about the railroad that ran from Johnson City, TN to Cranberry, NC.

Activities led by Doe River Gorge Staff:

Large Group Games will teach how to work together while having fun. Teacher-led activities such as: Octaball, Volleyball, Corn Hole, Ping Pong, Dodgeball and Disc Golf.

Lunch (optional) between the last two activities. Hot Dog Lunch available: one hot dog, chips, cookie, drink - $5. Program cost: $15 per student - teachers are free. Parents can ride the train for $5.

"I brought our class in the fall of 2013 and our students, with much excitement, stated the field trip to Doe River Gorge was the best field trip they had ever attended.  For weeks, the field trip at Doe River Gorge was all they talked about.  At the end of the school year, we have a time when our students share what was most memorable about their school year and many of our students said going to Doe River Gorge was the best thing they did this year.  I plan on bringing my students to Doe River Gorge as an annual event in the future.  Thank you Doe River Gorge."
- Sarah Malone, 3rd grade teacher, Rock Creek Elementary, Erwin, TN
Offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-1pm (must arrive by 8:30am)
Groups will rotate through four periods at 1-hour intervals
4 hour Field trip with or without lunch (lunch served during activities 11am-1pm)
Custom & overnight field trip programs available
Call 423.725.4010 or e-mail for information and reservations