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Tweetsie Railroad is closed due to N.C. state restrictions. 2020 General Admission Tickets and Season Passes now extended through 2021. Click here for more details.

Staff Member Benefits

In addition to your compensation, you are entitled to these special benefits:

High Country Attractions:

The Blowing Rock, Linville Caverns, and Mystery Hill
Staff and up to five immediate family members may visit at no charge with your Tweetsie Railroad ID badge. See The Blowing Rock below for limited dates of admission.

Horn In The West
Staff and up to three guests may visit at no charge. Pick up your tickets from the Tweetsie Railroad Administrative Office.

High Gravity Adventures
Staff and one guest (age 11+) may experience the "Blue Ridge Course" at no charge. Pick up your tickets from the Tweetsie Railroad Administrative Office to pick up your tickets.

Regional Attractions:

Staff and one guest may visit at no charge with your Tweetsie Railroad ID badge and a printed copy of your most recent pay statement.
*Free admission is not valid for Dollywood Splash Country.

Southern Highlands Attraction (SHA):

Tweetsie Railroad participates in the Southern Highlands Attraction (SHA) organization. Once you have worked 160 hours this season, you will receive an SHA pass that grants you and up to five family members free admission to participating attractions (unless specified otherwise). Below is a list of the attractions and exclusions if any:

Barter Theatre
Call ahead to reserve your tickets. Due to the high volume of attendance to the holiday shows, Barter will not honor the pass from December 2 – 25, 2019.

Biltmore Estate
Present your pass at the Biltmore Ticket Office for complimentary admission. Day-time admission only on any day except the following: Saturdays during April, October, November, and December. On Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving, or visits from Christmas Day to New Year’s Day. Pass is not valid for Annual Pass upgrades, specialty tours, outdoor activities, and evening events or programs.

The Blowing Rock will not honor SHA passes for the June 22 Shagging at the Rock, and September 14, The Blowing Rock Music Fest.

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park will honor the pass at any time, but due to large crowds and long lines, they recommend that you not visit on weekends in July and October, or on Memorial Day or Labor Day weekends, if at all possible. The pass is not good for special workshops, the climbing tower or for rock climbing instructions.

Gatlinburg Sky Lift

Grandfather Mountain No limitations but holidays and October weekends are very busy, so plan to arrive early (before 10:00 AM) if attending during these times.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Advanced reservations required. Call 800-872-4681. The pass is valid for seating only on the train ride. The pass does not cover upgrade to Crown, First Class, Premium, meal options or luncheons, boxed lunches, or overnight accommodation packages. The railroad will not honor the pass on Saturdays in October or during certain special fundraising events. Pass may not be used during specified blackout dates for certain Premier Special Events, Peanuts Easter Beagle, Peanuts Pumpkin Patch or Polar Express. Pass is valid for immediate family, single employee and guest or married employee, spouse and children. Pass holder must accompany group.

Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

Lost Sea will not honor SHA passes for their Wild Cave Tours, this includes the Super Saturday Adventure Tour.

Luray Caverns

Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Nantahala Outdoor Center requires reservations by calling 828-488-2175, option 2. The pass is good for the following activities: any 1/2 Day Nantahala River trip, 1/2 Day French Broad River trip, Upper or Lower Pigeon River trip, Middle Ocoee River trip, Zip Line Adventure Park and Treetop Adventure Nets. NOC will not honor the pass on peak days. The SHA member must participate in the activity and can bring up to three additional guests. Age and/or weight restrictions apply. SHA member and guest will have to pay a small booking fee at the time of making the reservation.

Oconaluftee Indian Village and Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama

Ripley's: Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Aquarium of the Smokies, Haunted Adventure, Marvelous Mirror Maze, Davy Crockett Mini-Golf, Guinness World Record Adventure, & 5D Moving Theater

Rock City Gardens will honor the pass Monday through Thursday only at its evening "Enchanted Garden of Lights" (Mid-November – Early January) events. The pass may still be used for visits during the day at Rock City Gardens during this time. Rock City will not honor the pass for its Blowing Springs Farm attraction in Flintstone, Georgia, which operates from late September through October.

Ruby Falls will not honor SHA passes for lantern tours or other specialty tours requiring advance reservation. SHA passes will only be honored on Sunday nights during Dread Hollow. SHA passes are not valid for ZIPstream Aerial Adventure.

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum SHA Passes will be honored for the Missionary Ridge Local train in Chattanooga, TN based on availability. SHA Passes will also be honored on our Hiwassee River Rail Adventure out of Etowah, TN: The Loop and Copperhill Special - reservations will be required for the Etowah rides. Your code is SHA when making reservations - must show SHA ID card for all rides when picking up tickets or boarding passes at will call. Passes exclude all Dixie Land service rides, Bunny Train, Day Out with Thomas, Dinner Trains, Halloween Eerie Express, Haints and Haunts, North Pole Limited and Nightcap with St. Nick.

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