All Aboard !! Tweetsie Railroad - Blowing Rock NC - Fun For Everyone

Tweetsie Railroad has been around since I was a kid and that's been a really LONG time!! It's so well Tweetsie Railroad near Hickory NCknown 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 !!  

Face Painting at TweetsieWe 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  

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Some of the best memories are of vacationing as a kid, I think I may have been there once.  cheryl

Aug 11, 2008 05:19 PM #1
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Hey Cheryl W, I am SURE that any girl named Cheryl surely would have visited Tweetsie !! God bless,
Aug 11, 2008 06:56 PM #2
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Tracy Santrock
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I took my nephews to the NC Museum of Life and Science in durham w/my flipvideo and camera.  I only took pix of the boys. Next time, as I usually do, I will take both. Great presentation and blog!

Aug 11, 2008 10:30 PM #3
Rainer
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Hi Tracy, Thanks for coming by.. I know what you mean, so many times - I fail to take all the photos that I should.. God bless,
Aug 12, 2008 06:56 PM #4
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I just had to stop by and comment as we visited Tweetsie and Blowing Rock as kids...and THAT was a long, LONG time ago...LOL...I still have such awesome memories of that trip. That's a beautiful part of the country, to be sure. Thank you, thank you!
Aug 12, 2008 07:59 PM #5
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Hi Susan, Thanks so much for sharing your memories of Tweetsie... There was talk last year that they might have to move because the land lease was up, they negotiated through next - I think.. I really hope they don't move - it just wouldn't be the same.. God bless,
Aug 14, 2008 09:09 AM #6
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Ginger Sala
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Cheryl, What a fun place! We have a Kilwins sweet shop here too! Yum!

 

Oct 07, 2008 06:50 PM #7
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Hi Ginger & Roger, Thanks for stopping by.. Kilwins is WAY too good, have to stay away from there. God bless,
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Cheryl...

I don't know how I missed this post, but it's great. I haven't tried the Tweetsie yet, but it definitely on my must-do list!

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Hi Richard, Thanks so much for your comments, I truly appreciate it. I am surprised that you haven't taken your camera to Tweetsie, yet.. God bless,  

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