Tweetsie Railroad

The Visiting Info shown below, if any, is always subject to change. Please check the facility's website for the latest information before making a trip.

Write a review of this Field Trip destination
Facility:Tweetsie Railroad
Description:Tweetsie Railroad is a unique attraction that allows children and families to explore their imaginations and a whole lot more. Be a cowboy, Indian or an engineer. And of course, every guest will want to take a ride on the historic steam locomotive, Number 12, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Be sure to visit the Tweetsie Jail on Main Street, the Arcade and Shooting Gallery or the Games and rides in the Country Fair, and while on Miner's Mountain, enjoy the Deer Park, playground and face painting, and the thrill of gem mining or panning for gold.
Address 1:300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane
Address 2:
City:Blowing Rock
Zip Code:28605
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:May 23 through August 24: Open seven days a week,9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Tweetsie will be open on July 4th until 9:00 pm for the Fireworks Extravaganza.
August 29 through November 2: Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (and Labor Day - Monday, September 1), 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Admission:Adults $30
Children 3-12 $22
Children age 2 and under Free
Telephone:(800) 526-5740
Website:Visit Website
Bobbi H., Co-op Member
We love this place. It's always a stop when we vacation in the area. We've been going since our kids were really little. Thomas the Train makes his annual appearance in early June. As the kids have gotten older, now they love the amusement park rides. There are just enough to make a good day's adventure without being too exhausting.

You can mine for gems (pay for a bucket, or pan for gold for Free), go through the animal park, watch a few shows, shop some of the stores (I like the leather store...purses, wallets, etc). And of course, ride the train! During the year- you can ride as many times as you want. For Thomas the Train week, Thomas pulls the train!! The kids love it. You have to get a ticket to ride (only once) -but insider tip....if you are there later in the day, the crowds 'thin out' a bit because the little ones are getting tired and leaving. Ask the ticket agents if they have some times later in the day that aren't full for the train ride. We've done that a few times and been able to ride the train a second time without paying extra! (This only applies during THOMAS week.)

TIPS to save money
- (A)- If you come to the park after 3pm, your ticket will be good for admission to the park the next day! The park closes at 5 or 6pm, but you can do a lot in 2-3 hrs, and then come back the next day to do it again and more!.....or (B) - Buy a membership (they are cheaper in the spring BEFORE the park officially opens). If you go more than 2-3 times, it pays for itself. When we go for a week to the area, we had a membership, and we could go for a couple of hours in the morning or give the kids something for THEM, and then we'd have something else for us (like driving the parkway, etc). Everyone was happy.
Sloan, Co-op Member
We love Tweetsie Railroad. My daughters love the animals and buy extra cones of feed so they have enough for all the little goats and the deer. The train ride brings back memories from my own childhood when my grandparents laughed at my sisters and me when we hid from the pretend bad guys and Indians. Panning for gold and riding the little train into the mouse mine are big favorites of my youngest daughter. The dancing girls at the shows are very friendly and let us make pictures of our kids with them. We go early and get great parking and make a whole day of Tweetsie. Fun for all ages.
Yvon I., Co-op Member
Build memories with Tweetsie Railroad. It doesn t matter the age. All in the family can really benefit and enjoy this adventure. Tweetsie Railroad can take you back in time and make history come alive. My husband, two boys and I really enjoyed this excursion. Whether climbing up and down old forgotten engines, a gift shop to play in or viewing the history videos, there was so much to see and do. When Thomas the Tank Engine comes to town it is a highlight for all the children. Don't forget the near by shops. My oldest son loves the model building. These are great for train hobbiest.
Nadine P., Co-op Member
A wonderful family park with a Western theme. It has fun rides, family shows, and quaint shops that sell artisan goods (cowboy hats, leather goods, homemade candies and the like). The train ride is our most favorite attraction, as it took us back into time of the Wild West era.

This place is an absolute gem in the North Carolina mountains! If you find yourself in the Blowing Rock area, make a point to see this place.
Write a review of this Field Trip destination