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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 61 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.

Engine No. 190 Turns 75

Locomotive No. 190, "Yukon Queen", turns 75 in 2018. In 1960, Tweetsie Railroad acquired No. 190 from the U.S. Army Transportation Corps White Pass and Yukon Railway in Alaska. She was built in 1943 at Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Tweetsie Railroad's Ghost TrainĀ®

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.

Tweetsie Christmas

Celebrate the joy of the Christmas season when Tweetsie Railroad transforms into a winter wonderland. The holiday magic will take over the park where guests can take a nighttime train ride with a spectacular display of thousands of twinkling lights on a historic steam locomotive, visit with Santa in a Gingerbread House, roast specialty s’mores over a fire, step into a giant snow globe, and enjoy a festive Christmas Variety Show. Some lucky guests may even experience a train ride through the snow!

300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
800.526.5740