The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

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 Tweetsie Railroad

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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Tweetsie Railroad

   Tweetsie Railroad is an exciting Western theme park that features an authentic early American, full-size coal fired steam locomotive which takes you on a 3-mile trip over a scenic route with an enacted Indian raid. There is a complete old-time western town that features live entertainment at the Palace Variety Show. A petting zoo, gift shops, and rides for the kids make for great family entertainment.

Website: Tweetsie Railroad
Highways 321 between
Boone and Blowing Rock, NC
Distance: 2 hours from Asheville
Address: 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Telephone: 800-526-5740
Hours: May 22 - August 23: Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; May 1 -May 17, August 28 - November 1: Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fees: Adult and child rates
Allow: 5-6 hours to see park and do all rides and activities.
Nearby: The Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain
Directions: Exit at Milepost 291, Boone Exit, off Blue Ridge Parkway. Tweetsie Railroad is located on US 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock. Faster route: Take I-40 from Asheville and take Hwy. 221 North at Marion. Proceed to Linville and take Hwy. 105 North into Boone. In Boone take 321 South 5 miles.


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