Blue Ridge Country - March/April 2016 - 38
For one weekend in late summer, the audience grows a bit older at Tweetsie
Railroad in Blowing Rock, North Carolina (above). That's when die-hard rail
fans come to the kid-friendly theme park for Railroad Heritage Weekend,
to be held this year on Aug. 27-28. Tweetsie Railroad fans clamor to see the
"double-header," as two steam locomotives charge down the three-milelong track. Also that weekend, you can ride on a restored passenger car that
dates to the late 1800s. tweetsie.com/800-526-5740.