We appreciate your interest in Tweetsie Railroad®. Our online Press Room is designed for working media and provides access to our Media Policy, suggested storylines, press releases, fact sheets, and high-resolution photos and images. Digital press kits, b-roll, and logos are available upon request.
Videotaping or photographing on Tweetsie Railroad grounds for commercial use, for-profit purposes, not-for-profit organizations or enterprises, educational productions, and student projects must be approved and scheduled by the Marketing Department.
Requests for general admission should be made at least three (3) business days prior to your visit by completing the online Media Request Form.
Media requests are for general admission only and do not include Day Out With Thomas, Ghost Train, or Tweetsie Christmas.
We typically fulfill media requests within a 250–300-mile radius of the park, and outlying location requests on a case-by-case basis. Due to the tremendous number of requests, we must limit complimentary media tickets to the following categories:
Print Media – Publishers, Editors, Reporters, Writers, and Photographers
Broadcast Media – Station Managers, Producers, News Directors, Assignment Editors, Program Directors, Videographers, and On-Air Personnel (Anchors, Hosts, etc.)
Freelance Writers – Must present written confirmation of assignment with application
We try to accommodate all requests, but final decisions are made at the discretion of Tweetsie Railroad®. We appreciate your interest and look forward to your visit.
300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Tweetsie Railroad Introducing New Rides for the 2023 Season
Winter in the mountains of North Carolina hasn’t slowed down the staff at Tweetsie Railroad. Opening day is set for April 8th, and construction crews are diligently working to install three all-new amusement rides at North Carolina’s First Theme Park -- a mini swing, a spring ride drop tower, and a family spinning coaster.
2023 Tweetsie Railroad New Rides.docx
Tweetsie Railroad is Hosting its Annual Job Fair, Saturday, March 4th
Tweetsie Railroad is seeking energetic and adventurous teammates to join its staff for the upcoming 2023 season. All are invited to attend the park's annual Job Fair to learn more about the variety of opportunities.
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2023 Tweetsie Railroad Job Fair.docx
Tweetsie Railroad - A Wild West Theme Park Adventure
Since 1957, Tweetsie Railroad has been creating memories and offering a family-friendly Wild West adventure. An interactive experience of music, entertainment, and tradition rich in American history, Tweetsie Railroad will be just what you've come to expect -- fun for the whole family.
North Carolina's first theme park features live shows, amusement rides, the Deer Park Zoo, an unforgettable three-mile adventure with historic steam locomotives, and more. Hop on board for Tweetsie Railroad's Wild West adventure!
Family-friendly Theme Park Fun
Looking for the perfect mix of adventure, classic family fun, and cool mountain air? Tweetsie Railroad, nestled in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, is just the place! Families can escape the summer heat with mountain temperatures averaging 10 degrees cooler and children of all ages can let their imaginations run wild becoming cowboys, sheriffs, and engineers during a ride on our famous (and historic) steam locomotives.
Tweetsie Railroad as a Tradition
Tweetsie Railroad is an American treasure brimming with Wild West nostalgia and classic family fun. For over 60 years, families have experienced more than just the sound of train whistles and the thrill of the three-mile ride behind historic steam locomotives. They discover the spirit of the park that captures hearts and creates lifelong memories.
Spectacular Fall Foliage
Visit Tweetsie Railroad this fall to take in the colorful landscape, crisp mountain air and kaleidoscope of colors during peak leaf season in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy leaf looking while onboard a train pulled by one of Tweetsie Railroad’s legendary steam locomotives for a scenic three-mile Wild West adventure, and spend time experiencing the theme park’s many rides, shows, and attractions in the cool fall weather.
At night, experience the frights and delights of Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train®! Take a spooky ride on the Ghost Train, go trick-or-treating, stroll through the Freaky Forest, and more at the High Country’s most popular Halloween celebration.
Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost Train®
Thrills and chills await you at Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train®, the High Country’s most popular Halloween celebration. Named one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society, Ghost Train offers family-friendly frights and haunting entertainment for visitors of all ages. Take a spooky ride on the haunted steam locomotive, go trick-or-treating, stroll through the Freaky Forest and more during this delightfully frightful event. Ghost Train has plenty of safe and scary entertainment for the whole family.
Celebrate the holiday season as Tweetsie Railroad transforms into a winter wonderland for Tweetsie Christmas. Enjoy a nighttime train ride among thousands of dazzling lights, Santa's Gingerbread House, a live Christmas Show, and more. Some lucky guests may even experience a train ride through the snow!