Blowing Rock North Carolina Theme Parks
300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
|The hstiroy of Tweetsie Railroad dates back to 1866, when the Tennessee legislature granted the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad Company permission for the construction of a railroad. At the outset, the ET and WNC line (which mountain humorists dubbed the "Eat Taters and Wear No Clothes" Railroad) was to operate from Johnson City, Tennessee to the iron mines just over the state line at Cranberry, North Carolina.
Tweetsie is more than a train. It's an institution, a tradition and a legend. Mention the name "Tweetsie" throughout the South and it conjures up memories for all age groups. For children, it means a trip back into the Wild West, helping the US Marshal fight off howling renegades and would-be train robbers. It also means music and entertainment, exciting Country Fair rides and arcades, and lots of good things to eat. For adults, it means a family oriented theme park in the scenic Blue Ridge mountains, providing a day of fun and adventure for themselves and their children. For old-timers, the name stirs up nostalgia and the uncomplicated days of yesteryear.
The Tweetsie Ghost Train - Each year on Fridays and Saturday nights in the month of October, Tweetsie offers a festive "Ghost Train". Join Casey Bones and the rest of the Ghostly crew as the ghost train journey's into the darkness. You can expect the unexpected... and only hope to return! For more information about the Ghost Train and Tweetsie Railroad join us for the "Johnson City Little Chicago GhostWalk".
Downtown Johnson City located in Northeastern part of Tennessee was the terminus point for the original rail line that ran down through the mountains of Carter County for ending there. The original train station has been refurbished and recreated and you will learn much more about the town along with a bit more "Tweetsie" history on the tour.
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