The High Country's Number One for Family Fun
Since 1957, Tweetsie Railroad has been a favorite family destination for Boone Area visitors.
The High Country's premier family fun park for almost 6 decades features a Western-themed ride on an authentic steam train—in fact, the Boone Area’s first high-tech link to the outside world from the late 1800s to the 1940 Flood. Engine # 12 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Now the historic train, nicknamed “Tweetsie” by early residents for its shrill whistle, follows a 3-mile loop, crosses a trestle, circles a mountain, and encounters robbers and Indians on the way back to a diverse assortment of rides and entertaining options that include great old time live music. Great events include a Thomas the Tank Engine visit and October's Ghost Train.
The Boone Area is the perfect place to savor the most popular unit of the National Park System. Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway!