Dog Days of Summer at Tweetsie
Man's best friend will thrill audiences of all ages when the K-9s In Flight Frisbee Dogs Team "wags" its way to Tweetsie Railroad July 23-31.
John Misita's entourage of talented, amazingly athletic dogs will entertain guests with acrobatic freestyle routines the entire family will enjoy.
These super canines will perform daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and this family favorite event is included in Tweetsie's regular admission prices.
In a high-energy performance set to music, Misita and his group of trainers and dogs not only entertain, but also educate people about pet adoption, pet care and how proper nutrition and training can bring out the best in any dog, at any life stage. Most of the canine stars in the show are "rescue dogs," recovered from city pounds and animal shelters.
Whether snatching flying discs out of the air during a back flip, dock diving or taking a running leap off Misita's back, the team exemplifies the pinnacle of precision dog training. These dogs have performed for various audiences at special events nationwide.
Tweetsie offers this special event in addition to the daily offering of Wild West family fun, including meeting cowboys in an Old West town, amusement rides, lively shows and, of course, a ride on a train pulled by the famed steam-powered Tweetsie locomotive. Families also enjoy the Deer Park Zoo, Miner's Mountain and live entertainment for all ages including Diamond Lil's Can-Can Revue in the Tweetsie Palace Saloon.
Tweetsie Railroad is open seven days a week through Aug. 21, returning to the weekend schedule (open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) from Aug. 26 through Oct. 30, including Labor Day Monday.
The 2011 season ends Sunday, Oct. 30.
The park's regular hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., but will be open from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights Sept. 30 through Oct. 29 for the Ghost Train Halloween Festival.
Daily admission is $34 for adults and $22 for children ages 3 through 12. Children 2 and younger are admitted free. Print at-home tickets and Golden Rail season passes are available at Tweetsie.com.
Tweetsie Railroad is located on U.S. 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock. For more information, visit Tweetsie.com or call 877-TWEETSIE.