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WagonMaster Adventure Ranch Fun Park & Gem MIne

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Address: 359 Adventure Ranch Rd, Murphy, NC 28906-8418
Phone Number: +1 828-494-9521
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11:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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WagonMaster is an affordable, PET FRIENDLY family fun park nestled on 72...

WagonMaster is an affordable, PET FRIENDLY family fun park nestled on 72 acres in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. It's a laid-back, wholesome atmosphere where most of the outdoor activities are designed for the WHOLE family. It promotes a no-tech, rustic, theme for couples or families to make special memories. There's mini golf, gem mining, gold panning, skeet shooting, wagon rides, and target galleries for paintball. No one gets shot at - you shoot at ghost town targets. "Just for kids" includes the bounce castle (with sprinkler on hot days), mini race track, and a free playground. There's NO ADMISSION FEE. There's shady picnic areas, camping, RV sites,and cabins on site. We also do online and "to go" orders for our Salty Dog Gem Mine and Gold Panning. It's out in the country, but it's worth the beautiful drive to get there.

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Peace

Really enjoyed the stay here. The first time I actually felt rested in a long time It's a ways to get up there but it's so quiet and serene, I didn't mind at all. Deb and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
Van T
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had a wonderful time lodging at the Wagonranch this weekend. Debbie is very welcoming and her ranch had a lot of fun things for my 3 year old to enjoy. We will be back.

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Thank Melissa H
rockhound63, Owner at WagonMaster Adventure Ranch Fun Park & Gem MIne, responded to this review

Thank you, Melissa, for your very nice review. It was so nice getting to know ya'll, and having you as our guests at the cozy cabin. We really look forward to having you back!! deb More 

Murphy, North Carolina
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I read the 2 reviews that gave this a Poor rating and yes, it seemed pretty run down or maybe that's just the rustic feel they wanted. We had 2 kids and their parents with us and the kids loved it, especially the shooting range, panning for gems and the miniature golf. This could be a fabulous and fun place... More 

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Thank PeacefulHealthyHappy
rockhound63, Owner at WagonMaster Adventure Ranch Fun Park & Gem MIne, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and yes, our plan from the beginning was to design a feeling of the old west with old fashioned, affordable family fun. We built alot of the structures by milling our own trees, and we stress the simplicity of the park in our ads and pictures online. We try to keep our prices affordable for... More 

Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the stay here. The first time I actually felt rested in a long time It's a ways to get up there but it's so quiet and serene, I didn't mind at all. Deb and the other staff are really helpful and kind. My wife and I will definitely stay here again.

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Thank Van T
rockhound63, Owner at WagonMaster Adventure Ranch Fun Park & Gem MIne, responded to this review

Thank you, Van, for taking the time to write such a nice review. It was great visiting with you and your family. Your granddaughter is such a cutie pie. We look forward to your return visit. Debbie Rodby More 

Matthews, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This place was full of fun for my entire family! We arrived on a Monday afternoon to find out they had started their Fall hours and were only open on the weekends. Debbie was on the property and welcomed us anyway! We did almost everything they had to offer. Debbie went out of her way to make my 4 year... More 

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rockhound63, Owner at WagonMaster Adventure Ranch Fun Park & Gem MIne, responded to this review

Hi Dawn. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice and detailed review. It is so important to have 1st hand accounts for others to read about. I am just so glad I was there to meet you guys, and enjoy the day WITH you. Your daughter is adorable, and it was fun watching her... More 

Savannah, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Many activities for the entire family or a great place to just relax and enjoy the view from the cabin. Debbie and her staff went out of the way to make us feel comfortable. I plan to visit again soon.

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Thank boregard9
rockhound63, Owner at WagonMaster Adventure Ranch Fun Park & Gem MIne, responded to this review

THANK YOU for that great review and for taking the time to support us! I thoroughly enjoyed having ya'll for the week! It was fun getting to know you all, especially your Dad who never ran out of funny sayings! Til next time, safe travels! Deb More 

Deltona, Florida
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

A group of 11 family members took the 3 hour boat trip and had a great time. Beautiful scenery, clear warm water, all the floats you need to have a great day of swimming. Very accommodating. Thank you for a great day!!

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Thank tripiamknott
rockhound63, Owner at WagonMaster Adventure Ranch Fun Park & Gem MIne, responded to this review

We are so glad you all had a good time on the Apalachia Queen! We really appreciate your support in sharing your experience. You were a great and fun family to share our little paradise with. Roger Lachance & Debbie Rodby More 

Lake Buena Vist
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This place is great for little kids. We took six kids under six and they really enjoyed the gem mining, paint ball gun range, mini gulf, and the wagon ride. Staff was very friendly and took good care of us. Next time we will bring lunch for a picnic and spend more time there.

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rockhound63, Owner at WagonMaster Adventure Ranch Fun Park & Gem MIne, responded to this review

THANK YOU for that terrific review. All your kids were absolutely ADORABLE. I loved doing the wagon ride with you guys and watching the little ones. We look forward to your return. Next time bring bathing suits so they can cool off at the bounce castle.....and we love to see pictures if you want to post them. Debbie Rodby More 

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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Husband and I had the best time at the hill top cabin for our 11th Anniversary Getaway. Views were amazing. Pictures of cabin do not due it justice. It was perfect.

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Thank Natalie M
rockhound63, Owner at WagonMaster Adventure Ranch Fun Park & Gem MIne, responded to this review

THANK YOU for taking time to let others know about your experience at our hilltop cabin. And especially glad to know you had a great time celebrating your anniversary! Also thanks for the nice words in the guest book. We have the best guests in the world, and you are proof of that. Come back and see us. Debbie Rodby More 

Land O Lakes, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Grandparents, Parents and two grandchildren spent 3 hours with Capt. Roger on the lake. Tubing for some was done in a very safe manor with Roger being very patient with the young one. Lots of photos were taken. Then off to the North shoal creek falls. good closed toe shoes would be recomended for the short hike to the falls.... More 

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Thank dwallace1942
rockhound63, Manager at WagonMaster Adventure Ranch Fun Park & Gem MIne, responded to this review

WOW! What a wonderful review, and we really appreciate all your kind words! Roger loves kids and really wants everyone to have a great time on our beautiful lake. His job is made easier with terrific families like yours. We'd love to see more pictures. You can share them here or on facebook. Safe travels! More 

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

My husband and I has a really great time here! We weren't sure what to do and the guy behind the counter was really helpful. We decided on gem mining, paint balling, and mini golf, and he directed us to a package to save money. The gem mining was cute and we had fun together. If you've never done it,... More 

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rockhound63, Owner at WagonMaster Adventure Ranch Fun Park & Gem MIne, responded to this review

Thank you for that very nice and thorough review. It is very helpful that our guests share their experience for others to read and for us to get the feedback. We did make the golf course challenging so you would not be bored, and if you got a hole in one, you are really good. The paintball court used to... More 

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