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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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I just wanted to send you all a note to thank you for being around for all of these years. I came to Tweetsie as a kid (back in the late 70's) and had a great time. Now, I get to bring my kids back to do the same. We brought our then four year old daughter last October for the first time. She had been asking ever since "When can we go back?" We were able to bring her back this past Sunday and she was absolutely thrilled. She is now asking when we can bring her baby sister to Tweetsie with us. So I want to thank you all again for doing such a wonderful job and to say that we are already planning to see Tweetsie again year!”

-Guest from NC

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