Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock

Full of family-friendly rides and Wild West-themed activities, Tweetsie Railroad also proudly runs the last narrow-gauge steam locomotive in the area. Hop aboard one of the park's two coal-fired trains and ride along the 4.8 km (3 mi) track through the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. You can enjoy many classic amusement park rides at the theme park as well, including a tilt-a-whirl, carousel, Ferris wheel, flying jets, and more. Explore Main Street, ride the chairlift up to Miner's Mountain to pan for gold, or simply relax and take in the vibe of the American West. Little ones will enjoy playing cowboys and cowgirls in a classic western setting. Be sure to check the park's website for information on special events, offers, and activities. A visit to Tweetsie Railroad represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Blowing Rock sightseeing planner to plot your vacation.
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  • My family and I love Tweetsie! I have been going since I was a very small child and I love being able to take my kids there now. Very safe environment. Caring staff. Love that the cowboys and other en...  more »
  • You can’t beat Tweetsie for a great day of fun. Young children especially love the park and all the rides. Nostalgia will grip you as you watch your kids freak out with all the fun, actors, and staged...  more »
  • We went for the Christmas special. For the price of tickets, there wasn't much to do. Snow globe had a way too long line, lights on the train ride were run of the mill, all of the "winter wonderland h...  more »
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  • Tweetsie Railroad is an awesome place to take your young children. The service is over the top and the special events are incredible. We have never had a bad experience here. Be aware though, it is not a major theme park. There are no roller coasters or cutting edge thrill rides. It is aimed more at families with young kids. That being said, though our fifteen year old son still enjoys it. Great wholesome family fun!
  • Tweetsie Railroad is a theme park that every child should experience, and will be just as much enjoyed by the adults! The views from the train ride, ferris wheel, sky lift ect. are simply breathtaking! During a certain time of year they celebrate Letter Land, which is a fun educational experience for the little ones, and they stop during the train ride for a hilarious little skit put on by the staff in great costumes. They have a ton of fun rides for the young and old with minimal lines. They have a huge arcade room that's always a good time. The sky lift brings you to a great little park where the kids can play and the adults can take a break off their feet watching from the benches. I could go on forever, but still can't explain what a good time it is... You just need to experience it for yourself! 😁
  • My family has visited several times to see Thomas the Tank Engine, Letter Land, and most recently during Christmas. Each time the park has been themed and for Christmas, the park was filled with lights and holiday decorations. The night-time train ride was lit up and colorful, Santa was visiting, and you could climb inside a giant snow globe. There are plenty of rides and attractions and lots of fun for the whole family.
  • Grew up going to Tweetsie with my mom and older brother. So happy that it has remained open after all these years. The ghost train is also pretty awesome, but they have ruined the setting of The Ghost Train by putting TV monitors on all the cars.
  • We visited for Christmas. The night train ride and lights were amazing. The shops were all open and so was the carousel, but no other rides. Seems a little pricey for what was open, considering the regular daytime admission is only a few dollars more. Over all a good, fun trip!
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