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Exhibit: Carowinds: Through 50 Years


Date: August 28, 2023 - September 29, 2023

Exhibit Location: Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, 700 Cherry Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730

     Carowinds opened its doors on March 31, 1973 and is celebrating their 50 anniversary this year. The amusement park has been an integral part of the childhood of generations of children. From the Monorail to Thunder Road to Smurf Island to The Borg and now to the Fury, Carowinds has offered thrills to all ages for half a century. To honor Carowinds legacy and impact on so many childhoods, the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University has prepared an exhibit of photographs, memorabilia, advertisements and even a working model roller coaster dubbed the Eagle Express! All visitors are welcome and the exhibit during operating hours through the end of September. Our Hours are 8:30-5:00 Monday through Friday.