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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.

Media Policy

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.

Media Contacts

Tweetsie Railroad
300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
[email protected]

Current Media Releases

All Aboard for Tweetsie Railroad’s Family-Friendly Halloween Celebration

The spooktacular season of Tweetsie’s Ghost Train® Halloween Celebration, a popular fall family tradition, begins Friday, September 22, and continues every Friday and Saturday night through October 28.

2023 Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train.docx

2023 Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train.pdf

Tweetsie Railroad Makes Spirits Bright at Tweetsie Christmas

The holidays are fast approaching, and there’s no better way to get into the spirit than an evening with the family enjoying the wonders of Tweetsie Christmas. Beginning November 24th and running on selected nights through December 30th, the park opens at 5:30 PM each evening.

2023 Tweetsie Railroad Tweetsie Christmas.docx

2023 Tweetsie Railroad Tweetsie Christmas.pdf

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

2023 Tweetsie Railroad New Rides.pdf

Suggested Storylines

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!

History of Tweetsie Railroad

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 Fact Sheet

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.

Tweetsie Railroad Through the Years Timeline

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.

Ghost Train B-roll

Tweetsie Christmas®

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!

Tweetsie Christmas B-Roll

Characters & Guests

Park Photos

Special Events

Ghost Train

Tweetsie Christmas