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John Carter during his days as the Tweetsie Marshall (far right)

John Carter during his days as the Tweetsie Marshal (far right)


Earlier this month, we were honored to have WBTV’s own John Carter and Christine Nelson visit the park for a Wild West adventure.  John Carter, who worked at Tweetsie Railroad as the Marshal during his college years, even relived his cowboy days at Tweetsie Railroad as part of a feature for WBTV’s popular Carolina Camera program.  The episode aired this week, and we couldn’t be happier to be recognized as a top family destination.  In fact, this year marks 55 years of classic family fun at Tweetsie!

The show highlighted Tweetsie Railroad’s storied history as well as the thrilling, scenic three-mile Wild West ride aboard our historic steam locomotives.  Tweetsie’s Main Street, Deer Park Zoo, Country Fair, Miner’s Mountain, and live shows and performances at the Tweetsie Palace Saloon were also featured.  In case you missed it (or want to see it again!), click here to watch the episode of Carolina Camera for an unforgettable glimpse into Tweetsie Railroad.

Come visit us for a day at the park or for one of our upcoming special events including the July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza (July 4 is our birthday too!), the always entertaining K-9s in Flight Frisbee® Dogs and the annual Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train® Halloween Festival, just to name a few. 

Did you watch the show?  Leave a comment to let us know what your thoughts!

About Tweetsie Railroad
Tweetsie Railroad is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains on U.S. Highway 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina.  For more information about the 2012 season at Tweetsie Railroad, call 1-877-TWEETSIE or visit  Become a Fan of Tweetsie Railroad at or follow Tweetsie on Twitter:

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My family and I just visited Tweetsie twice in June, and I just wanted to tell you how much fun we had. My husband and I visited many times as children, but it was even more wonderful it was to share the experience with our children. Every staff member at Tweetsie was so very nice. They were kind and courteous and treated our 8-year-old daughter like a princess. Tweetsie is a great family theme park and I hope it is around for a long, long time!”

-Guest from Rutherfordton, NC

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