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Tweetsie Railroad

300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, P.O. Box 388, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
800-526-5740
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Blowing Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme 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... more » 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. « less
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Morehead City, NC
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119 reviews 119 reviews
47 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A must for families to entertain the kids. A steep climb to the park from the parking lot. Train rides run regularly. Try to get the left side of car 3 (the side opposite the park entrance) since that is where you get the best view of the entertaining skits that are acted out along the train ride. A note... More

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Queretaro, Mexico
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This place is nice if you with a toddler or maybe up to 4. Its nice if you take advantage of the afternoon and all day with one ticket. The park is kept in good shape, they are concerned to keep it clean and staff is very kind and polite, they are nice with little ones. My son had a... More

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Morganton, NC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We had a great day at Tweetsie Railroad! My kids are ages 3 & 6; they both had a great time. Tweetsie had a good mix of rides for both of their ages. We went on a Friday and the park was not very crowded; we didn't have to wait in any lines. If you go, make sure to catch... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Took a trip to Tweetsie with my sister, her kids and my two. (Ages 15, 10, 10 and 6) We arrived on a Saturday to find the parking lot about 3/4 full. I usually avoid places like this on weekends, because I hate crowds. It was busy, but not unbearably so. It was a short hike to the main entrance,... More

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Hickory, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We took our kids to Tweetsie, and now we take our grand children. It is a fun day out, with the park centered on attractions for the young kids. They love the rides, and lines never seem long here. There are also shows, but our kids/grandkids never sit still long enough to watch them. There is also a petting zoo... More

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Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

There isn't much there, but it was fun. We saw the shows, which weren't great, and rode the two trains. It ended up being about a five hour day. We probably won't go again .

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had been to Tweetsie years ago and found that it was a little better than now. I guess if you have small children they would enjoy more than teenagers or adults as it seems to be geared more for small children. The shows were ok nothing to really brag about. The train ride was ok and the skit they... More

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Los Angeles
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Plus we could take dogs and they are even allowed on the train though not in stores or on other rides.

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Saltville, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My husband and I took our 3 children (ages 12, 5, & 4) to Tweetsie this past Sunday. We arrived around 10 and were still able to park in the upper parking lot which is very close to the entrance. The kids had a blast! Our previous trips to Tweetsie had been to see Thomas and the park was much... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I visited Tweetsie Railroad as a child and loved the atmosphere. I recently visited with my 2 children age 10. While they enjoyed the morning at the park it was geared more towards younger aged children. I would plan on half a day and definately take the train ride.

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