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Theme Parks and Amusement Parks in North Carolina

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Theme Parks and Amusement Parks in North Carolina

Intimidator, a wild coaster at Carowinds, one of the theme parks in North Carolina.

© Arthur Levine, 2010. Licensed to About.com.
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Parks are arranged alphabetically.

Carowinds
Charlotte
Large theme park with onsite water park.
Affiliated water park: Boomerang Bay Water Park at Carowinds

Ghost Town in the Sky
Maggie Valley (near Asheville)
It is a replica Old West town with gunfights, panning for gold, kiddie rides, zip lines and other attractions.

Gold City Amusement Park
Franklin (in the Smoky Mountains)
(800) 713-7767
Mine your own gemstones and ride the chairlift to the top of Cowee Mountain.

Santa's Land
Cherokee
(828) 497-9191
Clearly, the triple-Ho guy is the big attraction here. Features Christmas-themed rides and shows. Also has a petting farm (with reindeer, of course).

Tweetsie Railroad
Blowing Rock (near TN border)
(800) 526-5740
3-mile steam train ride. The park also features shows, a few rides, a chairlift, and panning for gold.

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