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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. 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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Brilliant variety of activities to keep both a 2 and a 9 year old interested. Clean and safe and compact so everything appears close at hand.
Brilliant variety of activities to keep both a 2 and a 9 year old interested. Clean and safe and compact so everything appears close at hand. more »
I purchased 4 tix for Dec 30, 2022, 5:30 PM train ride and amusement park. Unfortunately it started to rain and the temp dropped to mid 40s. I called the Tweetsie ticket office to request a refund..... more
I purchased 4 tix for Dec 30, 2022, 5:30 PM train ride and amusement park. Unfortunately it started to rain and the temp dropped to mid 40s. I called the Tweetsie ticket office to request a refund..... more »
We have looked forward to taking our grandchildren here for several years. Finally had the chance this year. We took our 2.5-year-old grandson and our daughter on December 21st. of this year. VERY.... more
We have looked forward to taking our grandchildren here for several years. Finally had the chance this year. We took our 2.5-year-old grandson and our daughter on December 21st. of this year. VERY.... more »
Fun way to spend the day. Enjoyed all the rides and park was well maintained. Train was very neat and the shows that we caught were really fun (clogger show & magic show). Our kids loved feeding the animals too! It was only $0.50 for a cone full of food.
This is a super fun place and a highly recommended. Both my almost 9 and my twelve-year-old enjoyed it. We stayed for hours and it was wonderful to spend that much time as a family without any whining or bickering. The only reason I took a star off is because after spending $200 to get in, a large soda was gonna cost you $8. They also advertised gem mining and gold panning but there were costs for that as well. Still, I recommend it. Just bring water bottles and snacks. You can also get your hand stamped if you want to head to the car for a picnic.
Came here in August 2021. Went here as a kid and was excited to return as an adult to bring my kids. It was a great time, but I was disappointed about the train ride and the shootout that they used to do on board. The show now isn't bad but it's not as good as it was 20+ years ago. Still definitely worth the trip and they kids will love it.
All in all it was a great time. Alittle pricey for families. Most of the rides and attractions don't open til 11am or 1pm. Some of the rides were staffed by one person going back and forth ride to ride with one being closed til they ended the other (quite unusual). Staff was extremely nice and friendly. Park was clean along with the rides. Grandkids loved it all especially the train (GREAT Staff!). It was nice being able to bring our own cooler of water and drinks on a HOT day. It was also nice being able to leave and come back for lunch. Located on a hill (mountain) so be prepared to walk...up...a lot...thankful for the chairlift and bus for those that needed it. Very fun, we had a great time! See pictures!
I received two tickets to the Ghost Train from a friend who could no longer attend. My roommate hadn’t been to Tweetsie in many years and I had never been at all, so we went into this experience completely blind. OH. MY. GOD. When I say this was the most fun we’ve had in months… The experience was made for all ages. However, there were things (such as the haunted house and the Freaky Forest) designed to interest college students like us. The highlight of our night had to be the train ride, though. It was one of the activities geared towards scaring younger children, but the view was awesome and the storytelling was entertaining for everyone. Overall, we had an amazing time! Would recommend to ANYONE looking for something fun to do on a halloweekend. We’re currently planning to come back during the day to see how different the experience is 😁
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