Tail of the Dragon began at the Calderwood Dam Overlook in the summer of 2000. Ron and Nancy Johnson began selling T-shirts out of an Easy-up Tent. We loved the work that brought many friends into our lives and it was the start of an adventure that is still unfolding.
We opened our original T-shirt Shack at the intersection of US 129 and NC 28 in 2006 and were finally able to build a real T-shirt Shack Store in 2012. We added our new Big Metal Dragon Calestar in 2013. He has been a real hit.
Every year just seems to get better. Come see us and be ready to have some fun on all the great roads in our area.
Tshirt Shack is open from March through October, 9am – 6pm. US129 is ALWAYS open.
Take a tour: Click in image to move around for a 360 view. You can look around inside the store too.
Upper Deck Hammock Lounge: