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North Carolina theme parks, water parks and amusement parks
Ghost Town in the Sky Maggie Valley (near Asheville) (800) GHOSTOWN Since the park is lovated on top of a mountain, getting there--via incline railroad or chairlift--is half the fun. It is a replica Old West town with gunfights, panning for gold, kiddie rides, a roller coaster, 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.
Paramount's Carowinds Charlotte (800) 888-4386 Great steel and wood coasters including the most excellent Hurler (inspired by Wayne's World) and the inverted Top Gun Jet Coaster.
Look out below the Nickelodeon Flying Super Saturator: the riders on this coaster can drop water bombs on guests. WaterWorks waterpark included with admission.
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.