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Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock

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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. Use our Blowing Rock travel itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Tweetsie Railroad and other attractions in Blowing Rock.
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  • WOW! What an amazing weekend with my Grandson's, Daughter & Son-In-Law. Thomas & Gem Mining a must. Thomas for the 3 year big hit and the Gem Mining for the 8 year very bigger. Excellent variety of ri...  more »
  • We have a son away at college so we were not there with any children. A day out with Thomas was there so the train experience was a little different. The Thomas the Tank Engine was delightful and had ...  more »
  • We took our 6 year old grandson to Tweetsie on his post-Kindergarten trip with Grandma and Grandpa. He loved it! Took the train 3 times and made friends with the "cowboys" and "robbers". He enjoyed th...  more »
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  • We have been taking our son, who is now 5, every year since he turned 2 and absolutely LOVE IT! We always go during the special event days such as Day out with Thomas or Ninja Turtles! The staff is always so friendly!!!!! Can't wait to go this Sunday! The rides are for younger kids, & the lines are never too long. It's perfect for families!
  • Great small theme park! We visit every year on vacation and it never gets old. Great train ride. We actually ride the train several times throughout the day as the show changes. Plenty of rides for all ages, kids to adults. Great food and small choices. We usually get there at opening and are finished late afternoon.
  • Tweetsie Railroad is a family friendly place to visit. The staff here is so friendly and attentive. The train show is fairly loud so if you have kids bring some head phones. Also DO NOT forget sun glasses if you come on the train, or you will get a cinder in your eye. To save money bring your own Lunch or Dinner. Now, come to Tweetsie!!!!
  • We took our six grandchildren, 5 yrs. old and under. It truly is a wonderful place for young children. There was SO much for them to do; the staff acted like they loved their jobs and were happy to be there; the place was so clean and kept; and we felt like we definitely got our money's worth. The kids are already asking when we're going back!
  • This has always been a childhood favorite place of mine and I want to give my children the same. We had an awesome time today. When you can go some where like Tweetsie and have as good a time as you did 30 years ago it's a wonderful feeling, don't change a thing.

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