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Tweetsie Railroad Host Its’ Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza

This July 4th, Tweetsie Railroad has a lot to celebrate, including America’s independence and the park’s 68th birthday. On Thursday, July 4th, the park will be open with extended hours from 10 am to 9 pm. for fun and festivities, ending the night with the biggest fireworks display in the region at 9:30 pm.

When the park first opened its doors on July 4, 1957, it consisted of a one-mile trip to a picnic area. In the following years, the final section of the three-mile loop was completed and an authentic western town was built around the station. Rides, live shows, the Deer Park Zoo were added, and Tweetsie Railroad evolved from an excursion railroad into North Carolina’s first theme park.

“On July 4th, we not only celebrate our nation’s birth but also the generations of families who have allowed us to be a part of their cherished memories,” said Chris Robbins with Tweetsie Railroad.

The spectacular fireworks show begins at 9:30 pm and promises to be a family-friendly celebration. Parking is complimentary. For additional information about the park and its rich history visit tweetsie.com.

About Tweetsie Railroad
Since 1957, Tweetsie Railroad, North Carolina’s first theme park, has provided families with unforgettable Wild West adventures. Visitors enjoy an interactive three-mile journey into the Old West behind a historic narrow-gauge steam locomotive. The park features live shows, classic amusement rides, the Deer Park Zoo, gem mining, and more.

Tweetsie Railroad is open for its Wild West action-packed themed daytime operations, with gates open from 10 am – 6 pm:

  • May 28 – August 11 – Thursday – Monday (Closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
  • August 12 – October 27 – Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day Monday