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There’s Nothing Like This Incredible Train Ride Through The North Carolina Mountains

I think every North Carolinian can say they remember their first trip to Tweetsie Railroad. Mine was filled with fun, wonder, amusement, and hiding under the skirt of a can-can dancer (I was like three or four, to be fair). It’s a place tucked away in the mountains and more than a theme park, but a slice of magic enjoyed by many generations. With the opening day slated for April 7, this year is also extra special as it’s the 60th Anniversary Year.

I absolutely love Tweetsie and there’s a good reason it’s the favorite of many natives and travelers alike. When will you be visiting Tweetsie this year?

From train rides through the mountains, hiking through a rhododendron tunnel, or a day at the beach – you must do these 15 things this spring in North Carolina.

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on