Tweetsie overlook

Tweetsie’s opening day saw hundreds in attendance on a picture-perfect High Country spring day on April 6, 2018.

BLOWING ROCK — Tweetsie Railroad announced March 19 that it was postponing its opening day from its planned Friday, April 3, date.

"We will continue to monitor the situation and guidance from public health professionals to determine when the park will open," Robbins said in the March 19 statement. "Visit for the most current information."

Previously, the park intended on opening for the 2020 season as scheduled, saying they had increased the number of hand sanitation stations across the park.

The Blowing Rock-based Wild West Adventure theme park attracts more than 250,000 visitors annually and 2,000 on its biggest days, Robbins said on opening day in 2018.

Founded in 1957 by Grover Robbins, Tweetsie Railroad opened on July 4, originally with just the No. 12 locomotive. The wild west theme was adopted in 1958 and the current three-mile train loop was created.

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