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“Good for children”
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
Reviewed December 4, 2013

My 77 yo father loves this place, but it really is just okay for most adults. But the kids will have fun as there is quite a bit more than just the railroad. One caution, the outlaw acting with the gunfights may be scary for some younger children, just something to consider.

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

We went there this past weekend and had a great time. I feel it was a bit pricey ($37 adults, $24 kids), but fun nonetheless. We have an 8 and 9 year old and they enjoyed the bigger rides. They really enjoyed the ski lift up the mountain to the one of the three small park areas. We watched a nice magic show ( props to the magician). The park is small but nicely put together. The train ride and show is nice but gets old seeing it again and again. Tip: ride in the 3rd train car on the right side seating area to get a good view of the show. The kids loved this park. There were no lines as it was a bit cold and it was the last day they were open for the season. The park even allows dogs inside which I though was pretty cool. They do need more food choices other then hot dogs and pizza. We would definitely recommend visiting this place and we will surely be back in the future.

3  Thank RONBO9503
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

A fun filled place for kids (specially for kids). We club Tweetsie Railroad + zip lining in Boone.
Must got in summer with kids.

1  Thank Rajiv K
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

You can see picture depot, stroller rental, cowboy cantina, souvenir shops in main street.
TIPS: sit in right side of the train, all show will in right hand side. Don't ride front seat because once train start moving, a lot of smoke come out from train.

There are two areas: Country Fair and Miner's Mountain.
Country Fair:
Tornado, Free Fall and Round-Up - there 3 rides are suitable to children age 7 and up. Adult able to ride Round-up and Tornado.

Turnpike Cruisers - drive car by yourself - suit to any ages - 2 minutes
Carousel - suit to any ages - 3 minutes
Tilt A Whirl - suit to adult and ages 4 above - 2 minutes
Planes & Helicopters - suit to age 2 to age 8 - 2 minutes
Ferris Wheel - suit to any ages - 2 minutes
Arcade - suit to any ages

You can ride Charor lift to Miner's Mountain, but stroller are no allowed in lift. There got bus to Miner's Mountain too.

Miner's Mountain:
Deer Park - you can see deer, llama, mini horse, ostrich, goat......
Gold panning
Gem mining
Boat ride - suit to age 2 to age 8
F-80 ride - airplane - suit to age 2 to age 8
Mouse mine Train - suit to any age
playground

Entrance fee is expensive but is unlimited ride for anything...still consider worth...

1  Thank DoraemonCute
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We visited Tweetsie Railroad this past weekend. Although fun, the ticket prices are really high for what you get. I think there are more shops & places to eat than rides. The train was fun, but if you weren't right up front or very close to the middle, you missed the "show" at the two stops that the train made. Our son loves rides, but there were only a few he could ride due to his height (he's 3 1/2). We kept riding the same ones over & over. He was really disappointed that he couldn't ride the helicopters & ferris wheel. Overall, a fun place to visit for a few hours, but only if you are willing to pay big $$. For two adults & one child it was $100 for us. Probably won't go again.

1  Thank KOlds10
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