Drive a Tank and Crush a Car in the Georgia Mountains
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to drive a tank or crush a car? Have you ever been curious about what it takes to operate a construction excavator? Would you like to try shooting a machine gun?
You’re going to love the experience at Tank Town USA in Morganton (just outside of Blue Ridge)!
Tank Town USA near Blue Ridge, GA
There are 3 main activities at Tank Town USA: driving a tank (with or without crushing a car), driving an excavator, and machine gun shooting. You can choose to try just one activity or get a combo package and try more fun activities with the heavy equipment.
Drivers must be at least 15 years of age and have a valid driver’s license (or learner’s permit). Passengers must be at least 7 years old. Purchase individual experiences or a combo package for the ultimate adrenaline rush.
Drive a Tank and Crush a Car
Experience the unique power of driving a 17-ton tank!
You’ll receive personal instruction on how to operate a tank, and then you’ll be able to drive around the course for 10 minutes or 1/2 mile (whichever comes first). There are lots of bumps, dips, and humps to maneuver through which keeps it fun the whole way through! If it has rained recently, there will be mud to drive through. You can take two (2) passengers for the tank ride at no extra charge!
For an extra adrenaline rush, opt to also crush a car with the tank! This experience includes 25+ minutes of tank driving and crushing a car from multiple angles!
Rates start at $150 for driving a tank and at $599 for crushing a car (group rates are available for parties of 5 or more).
Operate an Excavator
Climb up into the 40,000-pound construction excavator, and enjoy 15 minutes of heavy equipment operation! Trained instructors will teach you to run the machine like a pro so you can dig a massive hole and choose to fill it back in.
Rates for this unique activity start at $150 (group rates are available for parties of 5 or more).
Shoot a Machine Gun
Tank Town has also added heavy firepower to the activities and now offers guests the option to shoot their M-1919 machine guns. You will get 100 rounds of fully automatic fun! Group rates are available for parties of 5 or more.
Pro Tips for Visiting Tank Town USA
Follow a few smart tips to get the most out of your trip to Tank Town USA.
Reservations are strongly recommended, as busy weekends regularly fill up 2-3 weeks in advance. You can make reservations online or by email or by phone.
Dress for comfort and ease of movement (no skirts or dresses) for this outdoor adventure that requires climbing into a tank. Keep in mind that conditions at Tank Town USA can range from dusty to muddy so be sure to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Wear flat-soled athletic shoes or construction-style work boots to easily get around the property and into the equipment.
Bring Your Drivers License
All drivers must have a valid government-issued driver’s license (or learner’s license) to operate any of the machinery at Tank Town USA.
Tank Town USA Contact Info
Make your reservations to visit Tank Town USA in advance of your visit. Open April through December on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday. Open January through March on Saturdays, depending on the weather. Other days may be available by special request.
- Phone: +1 (706) 633-6072
- Address: 10408 Appalachian Hwy, Morganton, GA
- Website: TankTownUSA.com
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- Facebook @TankTownUSA is rated 4.9 with 200+ reviews and 7,325+ likes
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- Ranked #1 for Things to Do in Morganton
Lodging Near Tank Town USA
These vacation rentals allow you to stay near the attraction with enough room for your whole group.
- Large 2,800 square foot creekfront house that sleeps 12 in 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms
- Average cost of $520 / night (plus taxes and fees)
- Minimum stay of 3 nights
- Primary renter must be at least 18 years old
- Click here to check rates and availability
- Large 4,500 square foot rental cabin that sleeps 18 in 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms
- Average cost of $495 / night (plus taxes and fees)
- Minimum stay of 3-5 nights
- Click here to check rates and availability
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