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? Believe it or not, you can try all of these in one place – at Tank Town USA in Morganton!

Tank Town Morganton GA

Tank Town Morganton GA

You’re going to love the experience at Tank Town USA in Morganton (just outside of Blue Ridge on Hwy 515)!


Tank Town USA near Blue Ridge, GA



TANK TOWN USA Georgia Mountains Guide

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 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

Tank Town USA Georgia Mountains Drive a Tank + Crush Car

Tank Town USA Georgia Mountains Drive a Tank + Crush 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 also to crush a car with the tank! This experience includes 25+ minutes of tank driving and crushing a car from multiple angles!

Rates start at $200 for driving a tank and at $599 for crushing a car (group rates are available for parties of 5 or more).


Operate an Excavator

Tank Town USA Georgia Mountains Excavator Operation

Tank Town USA Georgia Mountains Excavator Operation

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 $200 (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

Tank Town USA

Tank Town USA

Follow a few smart tips to get the most out of your trip to Tank Town USA.


Make Reservations

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 Appropriately

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 get around the property and into the equipment easily.


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

Tank Town USA Morganton

Tank Town USA Morganton

Make your reservations to visit Tank Town USA Morganton 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.


Tank Town USA Reviews

Stay current with events and more with social media and online reviews of Tank Town USA.

  • Facebook: Tank Town USA is rated 4.6 with 650+ reviews and 8,100+ likes
  • TripAdvisor: Tank Town USA is rated 5.0 with 75+ reviews
    • 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.


Creekfront Cabin with Gameroom and Hot Tub

Creekfront Cabin Rental near Tank Town USA

Creekfront Cabin Rental near Tank Town USA [photo VRBO]

This large cabin is located only 2 miles from Tank Town USA. The cabin has room for 12 people and includes a game room, hot tub, and outdoor spaces to enjoy the view and access to Hemptown Creek.
  • 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 Cabin with Two Game Rooms

Large Cabin Rental on Pond near Tank Town USA

Large Cabin Rental on Pond near Tank Town USA [photo VRBO]

This large cabin is located only a half-mile from Tank Town USA and has room for 18 people! This vacation rental features 2 game rooms, jukebox, hot tub, and pond views on the scenic 2-acre lot. A perfect for larger groups!


More Lodging Options Near Tank Town USA

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12 Responses

  1. Willy says:

    Wow! I have always wanted to have really crazy and wild experience. Getting to do things that can’t be done in the real world to satisfy our self . I really can’t wait to visit the Georgia Mountains. I would love to try the driving of a tank and crushing of cars because I have always enjoyed driving them in computer games and  crushing cars with them. Thanks for reveling this great platform to have fun. I can’t wait to visit.

    • Alyce says:

      Driving a tank and crushing a car is definitely a unique opporunity that you can’t find just anywhere. I hope you have a great time!!

  2. M. Tidbury says:

    To be able to drive a tank and crush a car would be a way to get rid of penned up frustration and aggression.  In the location of the Georgia Mountains, it would be done under safe supervision and circumstances to prevent anybody from getting hurt.  It’s not likely for everyone but I’m sure there is a vast amount of people who would get thrills from participating in these activities.

    • Alyce says:

      While it may not be for everyone, it’s good to see that this is a family friendly activity and kids as young as 7 are able to ride along in the tank and enjoy the fun!

  3. Dane says:

    Wow this is really nice I must confess. Some times I want to get feeling of driving a much bigger vehicle just like a tank for the fun of it, but crushing  car makes it really wonderful. I would love visit Georgia mountain to have such experience coupled with other interesting things I have heard, I would love to go soon. Thanks for sharing. 

    • Alyce says:

      Driving a tank is fun enough on it’s own, but adding the opportunity to crush a car with the tank really takes it to the next level!!

  4. Dave Sweney says:

    The Tank Town USA recreation area sounds like a really cool place to make a stop at. I have driven a tank years ago while in the Army but never crushed anything with one. That would make for a great day and now that I know about the place thanks to your article, I will plan a stop there the next time I am in Northern Georgia.

    The other activities might be good as well, I have not operated any big machinery nor used a machine gun since leaving the military years ago. A stop in the place would take me back over 20 years and would be fun for the family too. Great article and tip, thanks and I have bookmarked the page for the next time we are in that area. I will do this!

    • Alyce says:

      Driving a tank and shooting machine guns is definitely something that civilians don’t often get an opportunity to try. It’s good to hear that you enjoyed those activities in the military enough to consider bringing your family to Tank Town USA to experience them for themselves. Have a great time!

  5. Nicki V says:

    Well that sounds like a ton of fun! I want to sign up for all of those things rights now.  I wonder why it’s so pricy to crush a car?  They must be buying them from the scrap yard maybe?  I love hearing about people who have a lot of land and random equipment, make use of their toys and turn it into a profitable business.  I will keep this in mind next time I’m in Georgia. 

  6. Michel says:

    This is something different from the normal. What a fun and exciting day can be planned. The idea of being in control of such a big machine must be quite a thrill.

    I think this would make an awesome birthday experience. Take a few friends and instead of spending all your money at the pub, go and have an adrenaline rush and shoot out all that frustration and de-stress by crushing a car. Tank Town USA has been added to my bucket list.

    • Alyce says:

      Awesome, I hope you have a wonderful time trying the unique adrenaline-rush activities with your friends at Tank Town USA!

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