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Tweetsie Railroad

300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, P.O. Box 388, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Blowing Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement
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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.
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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
89 helpful votes 89 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This "Ghost Train" event is so wonderfully goofy...the train has a ghostly facade and takes you through a "spooky" story of hauntings and a train catastrophe, supported by live action, video, and of course, the train itself. It's silly fun, and the ghoulish conductors will sneak up on you and scare the cr@p out of you while you're riding just... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

If you'd love to see the mountains but that means giving up the state fair then Tweetsie is the place to go. Entrance fee is a bit much but some of the gift shop items are super cheap so it sort of balanced themselves out. Our little girl rode most rides about four times each. Most importantly she had a... More

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Albemarle, North Carolina, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Pretty but nothing like the ads you see on TV. Well kept grounds, looked like the train and rides were in good shape but since it was closed we really couldn't tell. Was nice to find it so that we could see before coming back when it is open.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We visited Tweetsie Railroad to ride the Ghost Train on 10/18/14. We have a 13 and 9 year old. We got to the gates before they opened at 7:30 and waited to go in. Upon going into the park, we went left and visited the Haunted Forest, 3D Maze, etc. on that side first as the park suggested on Facebook.... More

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