Little engineers everywhere are excited for the return of Day Out with ThomasTM event at the North Carolina Transportation Museum. Hop on board for a 25 minute real train ride with Thomas. Say hello to Sir Topham Hatt, stop in the party corner for lawn game fun, have a blast in the bubble zone & check out the gift shop for exclusive Thomas swag! We’re back on track for delivering fun & memories across the US. Join us at the North Carolina Transportation Museum September 24-26 and October 1-3.


The event includes Thomas and Percy train rides, children’s hay bale maze, bubble area, games and activities, model train layouts, food vendors, picnic shelters, a large gift shop, plus three exhibit buildings featuring North Carolina’s transportation history with rail cars, antique automobiles and a Wright Brothers flyer replica.


Rowan County Tourism is offering complimentary tickets to Day Out with ThomasTM or a gift certificate to the North Carolina Transportation Museum’s gift station when you book your overnight stay in a Rowan County lodging property during Day Out with ThomasTM.


1 Night Stay earns you 2 free Day Out With Thomas and 2 free Percy tickets (while supplies last) OR a $45 gift certificate to the museum gift shop.

2 Night Stay earns you 4 free Day Out With Thomas and 4 free Percy tickets (while supplies last) Or a $90 gift certificate the museum gift shop.

*Packages do not include the all-day pass


Learn more about this special offer and deadlines by checking out our Day Out with ThomasTM Overnight Stay & Play Package. Stay & Play Package sales will begin Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 9 a.m. and end on September 28, 2021 at 4 p.m. Additional information about the Day Out with Thomas event can be found on the North Carolina Transportation Museum’s website.







Terms & Conditions: To be eligible for this package, you MUST book your Day Out With Thomas™ tickets by calling the Rowan County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Orders placed online or by phone to Ticketweb are not eligible. Confirmation number and contact information are required to verify reservations. If the lodging stay is cancelled, the special offer is void and you will not receive your tickets or gift certificate. No exchanges or refunds. Lodging reservations must be in a Rowan County hotel, B&B, Airbnb or camping cabin (camp site rentals not included). Advanced lodging payment is required. Refunds may be issued based on individual lodging properties refund policies. Not valid with any coupons, discounts, or reward point redemptions associated with the participating lodging properties or the N.C. Transportation Museum. Please note, hotel confirmation numbers from third-party booking agents (such as will not be accepted. Rooms must be booked directly with each lodging facility. Deadline dates for package reservations apply.