Tweetsie Railroad Opens for 2011

Tweetsie Railroad will open for the season on Friday, April 29.  Located between Blowing Rock and Boone, Tweetsie is a family oriented Wild West theme park offering train rides, amusement park type rides, live shows, and many other activities.  Special events this year include beloved children icons such as Thomas the Tank Engine (June 3-12), Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer (July 24-26), and Barney (July 15-17).  Also new this year is the Cool Summer Nights promo, where the park will remain open until 9 p.m. on July 2, 4, 9, and 16 and will feature movies and live music.

Tweetsie will be open only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through May 27.  Beginning then, the park will be open seven days a week through August 21.  Regular park hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Admission for adults is $34 and $22 for children ages 3 to 12.  Children 2 and under are admitted free.  For more information about the park, visit