Tweetsie Railroad Wild West Theme Park helps families get in touch with their western side. With attractions, rides and games for all ages, families can have a grand old time in the Southeast. The theme park is located in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, about two hours from Charlotte, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Get chills on thrilling rides like the Free Fall, relax on the Carousel, and join little ones on the Mouse Mine Train. Live entertainment takes place daily, with wild west shows and a Clogging Jamboree. When you find your stomachs rumbling, grab food at one of the 10 snack stands, including the Cowboy Cantina, Arcade Wagon and Miner’s Diner. The theme park hosts special seasonal events, like the annual Ghost Train Halloween Festival in the fall.
Tweetsie Railroad is open from April through November. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with hours extended seasonally. Admission is $39 per person 13 years and older and $26 for children 3 to 12; guests under 3 are free. And if you enter the park after 3 p.m., your tickets will be valid for admission the next day! Special events, like the Ghost Train Halloween Festival, cost extra.