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How can you not love the idea of being able to drive a tank? How fun would it be to take that tank you’re driving and crush a car with it? At Tank Town USA, located in Blue Ridge, GA, you can have that kind of fun.
For as little as $50, you can enjoy being able to drive a tank around the 5 acres of Tank Town with an instructor… and you in the driver’s seat. Tank Town is the ultimate heavy equipment playground for all ages.
Tank Town Is Perfect For a Family Visit
For that $50 you are spending, you and a passenger get to have a 10-minute tank driving session. That price also includes having the kiddo(s) accompany you, as long as they are above 7.
Teenagers 15 and over can drive with the instructor! And maybe, after driving a tank for a while, you want to get the taste of driving some heavy construction equipment.
Another $50 will get you into the driver’s seat of a bulldozer or an excavator! Is Tank Town pricey fun compared to other bizarre tourist attractions? Yes… But how many times can the average person honestly say they have to drive a tank or use an excavator?
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Things to do in Tank Town USA
Crushing a Car Is So Much Fun!
There’s just something ingrained in the human soul about being in control while driving a tank and crushing a car that makes for a memorable, fun lifetime experience.
The crunch of the metal, the power of being in control of 15 tons of tank, and the sound of glass exploding underneath your treading will bring a smile to almost anyone’s face!
A car crush costs $499, and reservations are required to make this happen, but if you can afford it, a car crush is definitely worth the experience!
Tank Ride and Driving
Experience tank driving and see the energy of the truck. This amusement park in Georgia offers an exciting tank driving course for those who don’t want to ride; there is also a tank ride adventure to experience.
If you’re not into tank ride and driving activities such as car crushing, operating a true heavy equipment operator, and other mind-blowing activities, you can enjoy in Tank Town USA.
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Now For the Hidden Secret of Tank Town USA
There is one secret at Tank Town that you may not realize: there aren’t any power-driving tanks over at Tank Town USA. That’s because the United States does not allow the sale of operational military armor. Instead, you’ll see at Tank Town armored British personnel carriers that look like a tank and drive like a tank… but aren’t a tank.
It only takes about 30 seconds to learn how to drive one, but the experience qualifies it as one of the most fun AND most bizarre things you can do as a tourist today! If you are planning a trip to Tank Town, you must first realize that you will get dirty.
Not dusty… you will want to bring a change of clothes because you will be covered in muck! You’ll also see that many people enjoy Tank Town, from WWII veterans to those 15-year-old kids who are still learning how to drive their parent’s cars.
Because of its popularity, Tank Town USA recommends making reservations no matter what you intend to do during your visit.
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Be Sure To Fill Out Your Trip With Other Bizarre Things!
Would you take a whole vacation to experience Tank Town USA? Of course not! You can, however, enjoy many other bizarre attractions in the area after you visit Tank Town:
- The Statue of Liberty replica is modified to become a street lamp in Blue Ridge. It’s sitting right next to the old county courthouse in town.
- Visit Patrick’s Pub & Grill, which straddles the state line between Tennessee and Georgia. This bar is unique because the county in Tennessee that contains the front of the house allows liquor, but the Georgia county where the back of the house is a dry county, so it doesn’t let any liquor whatsoever. Patrick’s has stationed a table a few feet from the bathroom so that you can set your beer down in Tennessee and not pee illegally with a beer in your hand in Georgia… without ever leaving the bar!
- In Cumming, GA, about an hour away, you’ll be able to get out and climb around on two of the biggest Pink Panther statues in the world. They’re right along the highway!
- Cumming is worth the drive because you can also experience Booger Hill. It’s a gravity hill, which means the world of physics seems to get turned on its head – as you’re driving uphill, your car will pick up speed as if you were coasting downhill! Booger Hill is a top-rated attraction and is often packed with traffic. It is said that this happens because the ghosts of the local slave burial grounds don’t want visitors, so they pull your vehicle back up the hill. Some people have even said they have found handprints on their cars afterward!
From Tank Town to Booger Hill, the entire Blue Ridge region is filled with fun and bizarre things to do. My only question is this: What if I could take one of those British personnel carriers up Booger Hill? Could the ghosts pull 15 tons of armored goodness up a hill in neutral?
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