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Tweetsie Railroad

Address: 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, P.O. Box 388, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone Number: 800-526-5740
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Blowing Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: As North Carolina’s original family theme park, Tweetsie Railroad is a unique attraction that...
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: As North Carolina’s original family theme park, Tweetsie Railroad is a unique attraction that allows children and families to explore their imaginations and a whole lot more. Be a cowboy, cowgirl or an engineer. Shop along Main Street, pan for gold, or visit the animals in the Deer Park. Tweetsie has amusement rides for all ages and live entertainment throughout the park. And, of course, hop aboard our historic train for a fun-filled three-mile Wild West journey through the scenic mountains. Located in Blowing Rock, NC.
Useful Information: Activities for young children

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Florida
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144 reviews 144 reviews
19 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Tweetsie Railroad has been a favorite place to visit since my first time there in 1965 but this year's visit was only my second in autumn. We had great time as the changing leaves gave everything a different look and the crisp temperatures invigorated us. Since Tweetsie is only open on weekends in summer, the park was pretty busy but... More 

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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

As a child, we visited Tweetsie Railroads back in the 70s -- when Fred Kirby used to make appearances there. That's how long I've been going. Now as a parent, this is one of the places that our kids have enjoyed going and now the grand kids love it too. They love riding the train -- 3-5 times, they love... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We took our grandson to Tweetsie Railroad - he had a wonderful time and we had an even greater time just watching him enjoy the experience. Tweetsie Railroad, a family friendly amusement park, offers all an nostalgic opportunity to go back to a time where people were courteous and friendly. Riding on a genuine steam locomotive was one of the... More 

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NC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I've been coming here since I was a child. I have brought my son numerous times and he loves it. The food isn't horribly overpriced but I feel the ticket prices are a little expensive. The best part is riding the train, hands down. Some of the ride operators could be a little more friendly. It's a older place with... More 

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great family adventure for children 5-11. We always enjoy hearing the sound of Tweetsie from our home in Blowing Rock, NC from May until the last of October. The train steams around the mountain as it comes under attack by a variety of bad guys until the passengers are returned back at the station safe and sound.

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Savannah, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I have been coming to Tweetsie Railroad every Halloween for years. It has become a family tradition (a tradition that borders on law--missing it can cause harassment that borders on pure evil). It is one of the few excursions into the mountains I allow myself (Editor's Note: I freaking hate snow), and we always have an excellent time. The Tweetsie... More 

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Greenville, NC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Our 2.5 year old loved it and was able to ride virtually everything there with a parent! Sit in Car #3 on the right side if you want to see the action on the Train!

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Winnsboro, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A little overpriced for the value received. To me it was simply one of those bucket list places. The kids enjoy this place far more than the adults but I'm OK with that. The have a few kiddy rides and plenty of gift shops. Its not a Disney park despite being priced like one.

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We visited this past weekend with our kids (ages 4 and 8) and they both had a great time. The first thing we did was take the steam-train ride, which was the highlight of the day for our 4 year-old. There are a couple of "shows" along the train ride and the actors join you on the train to say... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We showed up late afternoon with only 2 hours til closing. They have a policy of providing you passes for the next day. That was really nice. The park was cool looking, we were pushing a stroller, the view from the stroller entrance was cool. We immediately hopped on a train. As we started off, the train ride was really... More 

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