Tweetsie Railroad is a family oriented railroad and Wild West theme park located between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States. In addition to a 3-mile (4.8 km) ride aboard an authentic steam locomotive, the park features amusement rides and other attractions geared towards families with children.
General Information :
Tweetsie Railroad's operating season typically runs from the first weekend in May to the last weekend in October. The park is open weekends in the Spring and Fall, and daily from Memorial Day weekend through late August. In addition, the park is open on Friday and Saturday nights in October for the “Ghost Train Halloween Festival". There are special events throughout the season, including Railfan Weekend in September, focusing on the history of the narrow-gauge locomotives and rolling stock. An annual Fourth of July celebration boasts the area's largest fireworks demonstration, and a variety of other special events are scheduled throughout the operating season. Tweetsie is located on US 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
Rides And Attractions :
- Drop Tower ride
- Round Up
- "Tornado" spinning ride
- Ferris wheel
- "Tweetsie Twister" ride
- "Turnpike Cruiser" ride
- The Mouse Mine (child-oriented loop-track train ride through a tunnel with an animatronic show)
- Several small children's rides
Other attractions at Tweetsie Railroad include the Tweetsie Palace Saloon and show, other live shows, gold panning and gem mining, Deer Park zoo, a variety of specialty shops and dining facilities, and an arcade.