Travel Giveaway: Win 2 Tickets to Tweetsie Railroad in N.C for 25th Anniversary Ghost Train

It's #TravelTuesday and I've partnered with Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock this week for a great giveaway for all of you who love things that go "Boo!" in the night.  I'm the biggest scaredy cat of all so I'm leaving all of this frightful fun for you.

Photo by Barry Houck Photoworks
Tweetsie Railroad, one of North Carolina's most beloved attractions, will be a frighteningly fun world when the sun goes down as it celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Ghost Train® Halloween Festival, Friday and Saturday nights starting September 26 through November 1. 

Tweetsie is a fun, family-friendly destination, that my children adore and I've shared our trip before on the blog. 

Daytime visitors can still enjoy all of Tweetsie¹s Wild West adventure, rides and attractions; but when the sun goes down, ghosts and spirits fill the park when the gates open at 7:30 p.m.,daring brave guests to take a trip back in time to the "Great Train Wreck of 1914." Ghost Train passengers will travel back in time to the scene of one of the worst (fictional) accidents in railroading history. Old-timers swear they¹ve seen an apparition of the phantom locomotive and its doomed engineer and passengers. A true scream-worthy experience, the journey is filled with spooky frights around every bend and is guaranteed to give passengers a ghostly good time.

Named one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast" by the Southeast Tourism Society, the hauntings include much more than the signature train ride. Enjoy a spooky stroll through the Freaky Forest while encountering dark surprises along a desolate woodland pathway of terror. Visit The Boneyard where you can venture into the 3-D Maze, the disorienting Black Hole, and ­ new for 2014 ­ the mystifying Warp Tunnel. Brave visitors should not miss the spine-chilling Haunted House, where 13 spooky rooms will startle and challenge the imagination.

For those looking for less chills and thrills and more tricks and treats, visitors of all ages will be enchanted and amused by the spooktacular black light show at the Haunted Palace Saloon, the lively dance party on Tweetsie¹s Main Street, the amusement rides at the Creepy Carnival, and of course, it wouldn¹t be Halloween without traditional trick-or-treating throughout the park. The Ghost Train® Halloween Festival is safe, scary fun for all ages.

Due to the popularity of this annual event, a limited number of tickets are available for each evening. Many nights often sell out, so ordering advance tickets online is strongly recommended.  Admission is $31 for adults and children, while kids ages 2 and under are admitted free. Tickets are available at

I was in Blowing Rock recently, and rented a condo at the Chetola Resort. I love the new fire pit outside of Timberlake's Restaurant. I've not yet stayed in the hotel, but I would definitely do that if you have a party of four, and can fit in one room or a suite. The location of the lodge is within walking distance to everything at the resort whereas the condos are not. I think it would be ideal to sit out by the fire and then walk back to the room. 

I've also stayed at Mast Farm Inn in Valle Crucis and at the Courtyard Marriott in Boone, N.C. Fall is an extremely popular time in this area, especially on weekends. ASU has home football games, and hotels fill up quickly on the weekends. 

You may also want to check out FlipKey Vacation Rentals and be sure tor ready my Smoky Mountain Travel Guide. I'm a huge fan of our N.C. mountains. Be sure to read my  latest N.C. Travel article on  And if you are in the area, be sure to grab a table at Dan'l Boone Inn. The food is good. No, MAKE that FABULOUS. 

The winner of this giveaway will receive two complimentary tickets. The giveaway will end on 9/23 at 12:00 a.m.

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