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The Learning Express

The Learning Express

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All Aboard the Learning Express at Tweetsie Railroad®!

Available on Fridays, mid-April to late May and early September to late October. 


Tweetsie Railroad’s Learning Express delivers a fun lesson in history and science as a unique experience kids will remember. It’s a full day of adventure, including a ride on the Learning Express Train where teachers, parents and students will. . .

  • Embark on a Wild West adventure.
  • Learn how a steam locomotive operates.
  • Travel back in time to see how railroads helped open the American frontier.
  • Explore the history of the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (ET&WNC).
  • Discover how families in the mountain communities depended on the “Tweetsie” train for travel, food and mail during the early 1900s.
  • Learn that Tweetsie’s very own Locomotive No. 12 is the only surviving narrow-gauge engine of the ET&WNC, and is also a part of the National Historic Register.


Ready to plan your Field trip? Let’s Talk.

Contact Group Sales at 800-526-5740 ext. 108 or complete the online contact form at least one week in advance to schedule your train ride and take advantage of the discounted School Group rate. 

If you have any questions please contact our Group Sales office at: 800-526-5740 ext. 108, email:

300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane
Blowing Rock, NC 28605