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“Tweetsie fun”
Review of Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Tweetsie fun”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

The entrance fee was a surprise (not a good one), but we invested for the family trip. We chose an extremely rainy day, so we didn't have a crowd. There was more to do than we expected, so that was good. The train ride was great fun with our 2 year old granddaughter who loves trains. The stops for the cowboys to act out their skits was fun and loud. We had difficulty understanding what they were saying, which was actually good. This would be a great opportunity for teaching about area history. Instead, there was a amateurish play that keep alive some stereotypes that would be better left unsaid or changed for the better (cowboys, Indians, gender). Anyone concerned about that should take note. On the good side -- unlimited access to other rides, a well done chair lift to reach the top of the park and a wonderful petting zoo with miniature horses, llamas, pigs, goats, deer, emus, burro. And the singing and dancing was entertaining. Food was the level of any amusement park. We enjoyed ourselves in spite of the rain. And people watching was also good.

Visited September 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fun the first time”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

too expensive, but fun for one time. lots of good local stores inside and the train is a fun ride. Watch for debris on the ride. it gets in your eyes. kind of hokey, but worth one visit.

Visited September 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Old west steam engine can't beat it”
Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

We love this park and will keep coming back as long as the boys are young enough to love it. Ghost train is great for all ages.

Visited September 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Not very impressed”
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Tweetsie is great for younger children but can be boring to children around 10 years old. They do offer a military discount t for all active duty personnel but even with two adults and two kids it cost us $108 for admission. I will be fair and say that admission includes unlimited access to rides (which are like the ones you would see at a county fair). Just like other amusement locations everything is overpriced as well (a 20oz bottled water will run you $3). We probably will not return here on future visits to the area.

Visited September 2013
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fun for grandchildren and grandparents, too.”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

We had a great time with about-to-be-five granddaughter and her mother. The weather cooperated with a cloudy day and no rain (until five minutes before we were leaving). Great entertainment. Rides and petting zoo. Small crowds that day let us move at our own pace. Granddaughter met a new BFF in line for a ride, and the two were inseparable for the rest of the day.

Visited August 2013
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