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. 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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  • The Christmas train ride, amusement rides and visit with Santa and Mrs.Claus were so much fun. We have a 3 year old and she especially loved that she could ride rides by herself (most had a max night....  more
    The Christmas train ride, amusement rides and visit with Santa and Mrs.Claus were so much fun. We have a 3 year old and she especially loved that she could ride rides by herself (most had a max night....  more »
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  • I loved Tweetsie when I was a child. I loved it with my children. I LOVED it with my granddaughter! Tweetsie has maintained their welcoming, entertaining, innocent values as long as I've known of the place, and today was certainly no exception! The staff were all very friendly and welcoming. They were patient with and kind to everyone with whom I witnessed interactions. I have always felt safe in the park and had no worries! It was a phenomenal day, and my granddaughter can't wait to come back! Neither can my husband and I! I also recommend the season passes if you're close enough to take advantage of all their benefits!
  • Tweetsie amusement park is a great place for your little ones. We went at the end of July and not crowded at all. They are low on staff members but everyone is trying to do above and beyond. All staff members were friendly. I only have one complaint and it’s on the food and it’s prices. We dined at the miners mountain. We wanted pizza but they said it would be another 1 or 2 hours. We ordered nachos and cheese, a pork sandwich, 2 pretzels and 4 small drinks. The total was 47.99. I also had to try to get a different pretzel because they were so dry and hard my 6 year old couldn’t eat it. The second one they gave me was no better but my boy was able to eat some of the inside. So I highly suggest you bring your own foods. Other than the food and it’s prices, we had such a great time.

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