Tweetsie Railroad has been around since I was a kid and that's been a really LONG time!! It's so well known in the South, just the mention of "Tweetsie" will bring a grin to most folk's face. The Tweetsie Train is a steam locomotive with a distintive loud, shrill whistle - then the conducter yells - ALL ABOARD !! It's not your run of the mill theme park, it's smaller, more personal and less crowded.
This family park brings back the old fashioned fun of the Wild West with the US Marshals fighting off the train robbers. You can ride Tweetsie over and over to see the cowboys and Indians.. There's also entertainment, live music, a deer and goat park, face painting, ferris wheel, chair lifts and lots of other rides, etc..
Tweetsie Railroad is located on Hwy 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock NC, just a short ride from Hickory (about 42 miles). On the drive from Hickory up the mountain, you will enjoy gorgeous mountain vistas including the profiles of Table Rock and Grandfather Mountain. Why not drive through downtown Blowing Rock to check out all the unique shops. Our personal favorite is Kilwin's Ice Cream and Candy Store - try the old fashioned Vanilla milkshake - it comes with whipped cream on top - YUM !!
We recently enjoyed the day at Tweetsie for a family reunion. It was a beautiful day in the Blue Ridge Mountains with temps in the high 70s and low 80s.. I hope you enjoy the photos from Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock NC. Check the Tweetsie website for more information.
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Photos by C. Gilliam