Tweetsie Railroad Celebrates 60th Anniversary Season in 2017

BLOWING ROCK — Tweetsie Railroad will celebrate its 60thAnniversary of Wild West family fun in 2017, and guests can save on a full season of excitement at the theme park by taking advantage of early pricing on 2017 Season Passes.

From now through April 9, Golden Rail Season Passes are on sale at a pre-season rate of $100 for adults and $65 for children ages 3 through 12. After April 9, rates increase to $110 for adults and $75 for children. Children 2 and under are always admitted free. Guests can purchase 2017 Season Passes online at

Opening day for 2017 will take place on April 7, with daytime operations continuing through Oct. 29. The theme park’s 60th Anniversary season will offer all of the fun and excitement that have made it into a treasured North Carolina tradition for generations, along with new events for 2017 that both returning and first-time guests are sure to love.

Special events for the whole family are planned for 2017 at Tweetsie Railroad, including Day Out With Thomas™, the July Fourth Fireworks Extravaganza, K-9s In Flight Frisbee® Dogs and the Ghost Train®. For the first time, Tweetsie Railroad will extend its nighttime operations on Friday and Saturday evenings from November 24 through December 30, when guests can delight in Tweetsie Christmas, a brand new event celebrating the joy of the holidays.

Throughout the season at Tweetsie Railroad, guests will experience a one-of-a-kind Wild West adventure when they hop aboard a train pulled by one of Tweetsie Railroad’s historic steam locomotives and enjoy a scenic and exciting ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Visitors can also explore the theme park’s authentic Western town, enjoy amusement rides, take in live shows and entertainment, pan for gold, and visit the animals at the Deer Park Zoo.

For guests that plan on visiting Tweetsie Railroad more than two days, a Season Pass is the best value. Golden Rail Season Pass holders receive a full season of adventure at Tweetsie Railroad, along with other great benefits:

  • General park admission to Tweetsie Railroad throughout 2017, including admission to all daytime special events
  • Free parking for Tweetsie Railroad’s July Fourth Fireworks Extravaganza, the High Country’s most popular Independence Day celebration
  • One ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ at no additional charge
  • One admission to Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train® on the night of your choice
  • 50 percent off one admission to Tweetsie Christmas

To order a Golden Rail Season Pass, visit or call 1-877-TWEETSIE.

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.