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“Best kids' fun anywhere”
Review of Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: As North Carolina’s original family theme park, Tweetsie Railroad is a unique attraction that allows children and families to explore their imaginations and a whole lot more. Be a cowboy, cowgirl or an engineer. Shop along Main Street, pan for gold, or visit the animals in the Deer Park. Tweetsie has amusement rides for all ages and live entertainment throughout the park. And, of course, hop aboard our historic train for a fun-filled three-mile Wild West journey through the scenic mountains. Located in Blowing Rock, NC.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Boone, North Carolina
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50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best kids' fun anywhere”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

This is an authentic train that is run as a play with cowboys and indians. Everything else there is great too.

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Southeast
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86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very Fun for Whole Family”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

This is a unique and great spot to bring the family. Lots to do, fun theme. Food is okay, not the best, but you can easily pack a lunch.

Thomas the Train and Halloween are extremely crowded and not worth it with a small family, but most other times are great with few lines and plenty to do for all ages.

Visited July 2011
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North Carolina
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun for Very Young Children”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

This attraction is lots of fun for very young children. It is rather small, yet there is plenty to do for very young children. It is rarely ever crowded. I've taken my son here every year since he was 2 but will not return this year since he'll be 7 and is too tall for many of the rides. The train ride stops a couple times for "Indian and Cowboys shows." I personally find them culturally offensive as well as poorly produced, but my son sees them as somewhat entertaining. It seems like they could have entertaining yet informative "shows," but there must be plenty of people who prefer it the way it is since it's pretty much been the same for years. Like all amusement parks, everything is overpriced. Overall, it's a fun place for very young children.

Visited July 2011
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Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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92 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Not Disney - but why should it be??”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

This is a fun place to take younger kids. It isn't nearly a Disney adventure, but that's ok. It's campy, it's fun, the train makes a great choo-choo that little kids like, and they have goats to pet and feed. Our son loved this place when he was the right age for it.

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TN
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61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Glad the attraction stayed local.”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Definitely a great place to take small children for amusement park activities without having to battle the crazy crowds (most days). Shows are hit or miss some years, but the park is well maintained and family-friendly.

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