What: Tweetsie Railroad
Where: 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane | Blowing Rock, NC 28605 | 800-526-5740 When: May 31 – Aug. 18 Daily from 9 – 6 pm (w/special late evenings in July) Aug. 19 – Nov. 3, including Labor Day weekends only
Cost: $37 ages 13+, $23 ages 3-12, Free under 2
The success of Disney’s The Lone Ranger movie may have your kids clamoring for some wild west fun. It’s a bit of a drive to New Mexico, where the movie was shot, however, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Tweetsie Railroad is brimming with Wild West nostalgia and good ole’ fashion family fun.
Tweetsie Railroad is North Carolina’s first theme park, celebrating its 56th season this year. Although they won’t find Johnny Depp or Armie Hammer, guests will find plenty of cowboys, Indians, gold rushes and ten-gallon hats. Hop aboard one of Tweetsie’s historic steam locomotives for a thrilling, scenic three-mile Wild West adventure, then stroll down Main Street and mingle with the city folks of Tweetsie Railroad. Enjoy live shows and performances at the Tweetsie Palace Saloon, take a spin on the rides at the Country Fair and on Miner’s Mountain, where guests can also try their hand at panning for gold. This year’s line-up of special events includes SpongeBob SquarePants™ and Patrick, K-9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs, Riders In The Sky and more.