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FAQs

Tweetsie Railroad® is open for daytime operations from early April to late October and evening operations from mid-September to late December. Our hours and dates vary throughout the season.

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Please visit the Park Updates page to review the latest policies and procedures.

No, reservations are no longer required for our daytime general admission tickets. You can purchase a ticket that is good for any day we are open for the remainder of the season online or in person. The only exceptions are during Day Out With Thomas, June 11 - 20, and our evening events: Ghost Train and Tweetsie Christmas.

A park map is available online or when you visit the park you can scan our QR code for a download.

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For your safety, some rides have age, height, or health restrictions. The Wild West Train Ride, Carousel and Mouse Mine are rated "E" for Everyone."

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Yes, if you have to leave the park, stop by the Ticket Office for a same-day pass.

The First Aid Station is located in the Depot building. Medical personnel are on duty during park operating hours.

Contact the First Aid Station to claim or report a missing article at 800-526-5740 ext. 121 or email: [email protected].

We offer discounts for general admission tickets for AAA Members, Active Military, and Active North Carolina State Employees along with their immediate family. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Ticket Office with a valid ID to receive the discount. We highly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance to guarantee admission and a train ride on a specific date.

Please note: There are NO discounts available for Day Out With Thomas™, Ghost Train®, or Tweetsie Christmas®.

We offer discounted rates for groups of 15 or more paying Guests. Please see our Group Information section for more information. Contact Group Sales at 800-526-5740 ext. 108 or email: [email protected].

Would you like to visit Tweetsie Railroad again this season? The Ticket Office will gladly take your ticket stub on the day you visit the park and credit the purchase price toward a Tweetsie Railroad Golden Rail Season Pass.

If you plan to visit Tweetsie for more than two days, the Golden Rail Season Pass is your best economic value. Not only can you save at Tweetsie Railroad but also at other area attractions. Click here for more details.

Making a purchase in a Tweetsie Railroad Gift Shop? You don’t have to carry that package all day. Just ask any shop attendant about our Package Pickup program. Your package(s) will be waiting for you at the Happy Trails Toy Shop when you are ready to leave the park.

We recommend allowing at least five or six hours for your park visit. When you enter the park, you will receive a daily show schedule to help plan out your day.

Rain showers can be brief. If it rains, try visiting our indoor attractions such as the Tweetsie Palace Can-Can Revue, Palace Magic show, Hopper and Porter’s™ Musical Celebration on Miner's Mountain, or the Arcade. Rain ponchos may be purchased at any of our retail shops. If our rides have to be shut down for the remainder of the day due to rain or thunderstorms, you can get a rain check so you can return to Tweetsie Railroad another day during the current season.

Rain checks are not valid for admission to Day Out With Thomas™ or the evening Ghost Train® and Tweetsie Christmas® events.

The weather in the Blue Ridge Mountains is very unpredictable. We encourage you to check the local weather forecast for Blowing Rock prior to your visit so you can dress appropriately.

Tweetsie Railroad is located on Highway 321 between Blowing Rock and Boone, NC. Please see our Driving Directions page for directions to the park.

Tweetsie Railroad has FREE parking all season long.

The parking area for Guests with Disabilities is located next to the front entrance. All vehicles using a designated disability parking space must have a state or province issued license plate or disability tag.

Parking is free for all Guests

Yes. Sections of the park are level; however, due to mountain terrain, there are some hills. There is a bus that runs regularly from the Tweetsie Palace up to Miner’s Mountain. Both the Wild West Train (second car) and Mouse Mine Train are accessible for standard-sized wheelchairs. All show and food venues are wheelchair-accessible. For your convenience, you may want to consider entering the venue 15 minutes prior to the published show time to allow easier access

Wheelchairs are available for rent at the Photo Depot on Main Street ($10 per day). Guests are encouraged to bring their own wheelchair. The park has a limited supply and they are rented on a first-come, first served basis and cannot be reserved in advance. Please note: the park does not have electric wheelchairs or electric convenience vehicles (ECV) for rent.

(Rentals will not be carried over to the next day on an "After 3:00 Next Day Free" ticket.) Tweetsie Railroad does not rent motorized wheelchairs.

ATMs are located in the General Store, Arcade, and Miner’s Diner.

American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover are gladly accepted at the Ticket Office, retail shops, and food outlets.

No, personal checks are not accepted.

Nursing mothers may use the First Aid Station in the Depot building on Main Street. See the First Aid staff member for access. Diaper-changing facilities are located in all restrooms except those at the Tweetsie Palace and the Ticket Office.

Strollers and wagons are available for rent at the Photo Depot on Main Street ($10 per day). Guests are encouraged to bring their own stroller. There is a limited supply and they are rented on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved in advance.

For your safety some rides have age or height requirements. Click here for a complete list of rides and requirements.

Family Restrooms are located at the Hacienda and Country Fair.

Guests are allowed to bring food and beverages into the park. Please note alcohol is not allowed in the park.

We encourage guests with special dietary needs to inform food services when ordering. We will do our best to accommodate you. But remember, food from home is always welcomed in the park. View our General Food Allergy Information Sheet.

Pets must remain on a leash and attended at all times. Pets are not allowed on the train, on rides, in the Deer Park Zoo, the bus, or on the Chair Lift. Please have a member of your party look after your pet while you ride the train and other rides. Pets are also prohibited in food service areas.

Yes, Tweetsie welcomes service animals, as that term is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Consistent with the ADA, a service animal may be excluded from venues, rides, or attractions when the service animal poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others; permitting the service animal would require a fundamental alteration in the nature of Tweetsie’s operations; the service animal is not under control; or the service animal is not housebroken. For example, a service animal may be excluded from rides on which the service animal cannot be safely restrained from falling or being ejected. Service dogs are also excluded from the Deer Park Petting Zoo due to the presence of natural prey animals that could become aggressive or agitated by the service dog’s presence. If your service animal is excluded from a particular venue, ride, or attraction, Tweetsie will work with you and your party so that you can enjoy the venue, ride, or attraction without your service animal.

Because Tweetsie welcomes pets to the park, it might not always be obvious that a particular animal is a service animal. In those circumstances, as permitted by the ADA, the staff member might ask you whether the animal is a service animal required because of a disability and what work or tasks the animal is trained to perform.

Emotional assistance animals, comfort animals, and other assistance animals that do not meet the ADA’s definition of service animal are welcome to attend the park, but will not be permitted in any area where pets are not permitted.

All Guests must wear attire suitable for a family park. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times. Bathing suits must be sufficiently covered. Profanity or other distasteful or suggestive material on clothing is prohibited. Tweetsie Railroad reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone not properly attired.

Guns, alcoholic beverages, firearms, ammunition, and fireworks are not permitted in the park.

Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is permitted only in the Designated Smoking Areas conveniently located throughout the park. Smoking is specifically prohibited in all buildings, on the train, on all rides, and while waiting in lines.

Due to ADA regulations, we do not offer a discount for guests with disabilities or pregnant women. General Daily Admission tickets, Special Event tickets and Golden Rail Season Pass prices apply.

Drones, skateboards, hover boards, remote control toys, scooters, inline skates, shoes with built-in wheels, and other recreational transportation devices cannot be used in the park.