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Tweetsie Railroad closes again

Posted July 27, 2020 7:36 p.m. EDT

The amusement park between Boone and Blowing Rock opened in 1957 and continues to draw thousands of families each year.

— Tweetsie Railroad is halting all trains and sending them back to the depot after a short lived restart was stopped by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human services.

"We are not permitted to run the train," the amusement attraction said on its website Monday just over a week since reopening. "We have no choice but to close the park and cancel upcoming special events."

The park in Blowing Rock had closed when coronavirus restrictions were implemented earlier this year. The park reopened on Friday, July 17, with what they described as "limited weekend operations."

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