Vacation Ideas: 17 Places to See With Kids in North Carolina
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5. Ride a vintage steam locomotive at Tweetsie Railroad.
Photo courtesy of Tweetsie Railroad
Blowing Rock | tweetsie.com
This popular attraction has two historic steam engines: No. 12 Tweetsie and No. 190 Yukon Queen. Both are coal-fired, narrow-gauge engines and will be a highlight for train enthusiasts of all ages. After your train ride around the park, enjoy a variety of rides, midway games, gem mining, the deer park and more. Be sure to check Tweetsie’s events schedule for special appearances such as Thomas the Tank Engine, Team UmiZoomi and Scooby-Doo.
Nearby attractions: Blue Ridge Parkway, Julian Price Memorial Park, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park