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Now open for Tweetsie Christmas, 5:00 - 10:00 pm, on select evenings through December 30.

Tweetsie Railroad transforms from the Wild West into a haunted park with Halloween thrills and chills for all ages. The highlight of each evening is a nighttime ride on the Ghost Train, other spooky attractions include the Haunted House and the Freaky Forest. Younger ghouls will enjoy dressing up in their Halloween costume, trick-or-treating on Main Street, watching the Black Light Puppet Show and taking in the amusement rides in the Creepy Carnival.

A limited number of guests are admitted nightly; advance tickets are strongly recommended.

Attractions for All Ages

Main Street

Trick-or-treat along Main Street as you enjoy laughs, scares, dancing and music throughout the evening . . . featuring live performances by the phantastic Spice Ghouls.

Tweetsie Palace Spooktacular

A frightfully delightful black light puppet show for all ages! Performances at 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, and 10:00

The Boneyard

Walk through the light tunnel to the Boneyard, where you can spin out of control in the Black Hole, walk into another dimension in the Warp Tunnel, and children can bounce the night away in the bounce house.

The Creepy Carnival

When the sun goes down, the lights go up in the Creepy Carnival where you can experience your favorite amusement rides at night! Some rides have height requirements.

Ghastly Attractions - Recommended for ages 8+

Ghost Train

Hop aboard the Ghost Train and join engineer Casey Bones for a journey into the dark haunts and hallows at Tweetsie Railroad. Watch out for ghouls and unexpected surprises around every corner. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Haunted House

Every room holds surprises and shocks. Are you brave enough to walk these haunted halls? Recommended for age 8 and older.

Freaky Forest

Take a spooky stroll along the Forest's dark, desolate pathway . . . and encounter creatures, ghouls and terrors from your funniest nightmares! Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Frequently Asked Questions

An admission ticket includes all the nighttime events in the park including one ride on the Ghost Train®, Trick-or-Treating for the kids, Haunted House, Tweetsie Palace Spooktacular, the rides in the Creepy Carnival, and the attractions in "The Boneyard” section, featuring the Black Hole, and the “Freaky Forest."

Miner’s Mountain and the Turnpike Cruisers in the Creepy Carnival will not be open during Ghost Train.

This depends on the child. Some children are scared just because of the darkness. There are loud explosions on the Ghost Train ride. We don’t recommend the Haunted House, the Freaky Forest, or the Ghost Train for children under age 8.

The gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the park will remain open until 11:00 p.m. No one will be admitted into the park after 10:00 p.m.

Yes. You must choose your train ride time when you purchase your ticket.

Train rides are by reservation only. If you miss your scheduled train ride, there may not be space available on later trains.

Tickets may be refunded or exchanged at least 48 hours prior to the event for another night as long as the date on your ticket has not expired and the night you want is still available. There is a $5 fee per ticket for refunds and $10 fee per order for ticket exchange.

Tickets for park entry with a designated date and train ride time can be purchased online at, or by calling our toll-free Ticket Order Line at 1-877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874), or at the Tweetsie Railroad® Ticket Office. Tickets must be ordered at least ten days in advance in order to be mailed to you; otherwise, your tickets will be held for pickup at the Ticket Office. There is a $2 per ticket processing fee for orders placed by phone. The fee is waived for Internet orders. Please keep your tickets in a safe place. Lost tickets cannot be replaced.

The Ticket Office is open during regular park hours. For additional information, please call 1-877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874). On Ghost Train nights, no tickets will be sold after 10:00 p.m.

Many nights sell out in advance. If there are tickets available you may purchase them at the Ticket Office, but we strongly recommend that you purchase advance tickets either online or through our toll-free Ticket Order Line at 1-877-TWEETSIE (877-893-3874).

No—they are two separate events. Daytime shows and attractions have our famous Wild West theme. The nighttime operation is Halloween-oriented. The park closes at 6:00 p.m. for the daytime operation and reopens at 7:30 p.m. for the Ghost Train.

During the Ghost Train, we do not offer any group rates, nor do we honor any discounts or coupons.

The Ghost Train will be held regardless of the weather. Tickets may be refunded or exchanged at least 48 hours prior to the event for another night as long as the date on your ticket has not expired and the night you want is still available. There is a $5 fee per ticket for refunds and a $10 fee per order for ticket exchange.

Boone and Blowing Rock offer a variety of lodging options. October is a very busy time in the mountains and we recommend that you make reservations in advance.

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Information on accommodations, shopping, dining, and other attractions in the region can be found at:, 877-750-4636 or, 800-852-9506

Ghost TrainYes
Haunted HouseYes
Freaky ForestYes, with some restrictions
Warp TunnelYes
Tweetsie Palace SpooktacularYes
Black HoleNo
RidesHave various height and age limitations

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