Little engineers everywhere are excited for the annual Day Out with ThomasTM event at the North Carolina Transportation Museum. Thomas the Tank Engine and his good friend Percy invite children everywhere to take a ride and make some memories with Thomas and all of his friends. Meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway and enjoy crafts, story-telling, videos, train play tables, coloring, temporary tattoos, live music with Jeanie B, live magic with Ryan Short, and much more! Thomas and his friends will be in town September 25-27, 2020 and October 2-4, 2020.


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. Additional information about the Day Out with Thomas event can be found on the North Carolina Transportation Museum’s website.


Overnight Stay & Play Package 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. Rowan County Tourism will not, in any circumstances, share your personal information with other individuals or organizations, including public organizations, corporations or individuals, except when applicable by law. We do not sell, communicate or divulge your information to any mailing lists other than our own.