Tweetsie has been the High Country's premier family fun park for over 7 decades and features a Western-themed ride on an authentic steam train. In fact, Tweetsie was 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.
Early residents named the historic train "Tweetsie" for its shrill whistle. The train takes its passengers on an exciting adventure and follows a 3-mile loop, crosses a trestle, circles a mountain, and encounters some excitement on the way back to a diverse assortment of rides and entertaining options that include great old-time live music.
Tweetsie Railroad has two trains and a Chairlift to Miner's Mountain which features fun family activities such as gold panning, gem mining, the Deer Park zoo, arcade games, a playground, shopping, and more.
Tweetsie also hosts great events for kids such as the Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine in the Spring, October's Ghost Train, and Tweetsie Christmas in November & December.