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WagonMaster Ranch Fun Park & Gem Mine

359 Adventure Ranch Rd, Murphy, NC 28906
+1 828-494-9521
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Off the beaten path, but family fun.

Just follow the signs off Rt 294, just about when you think you're lost, you're there! They offer a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
michel19502016
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Murphy, North Carolina
Family Thanksgiving Reunion

Fantastic, clean and a really enjoyable place to stay. We rented all three cabins and all were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike R
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The Villages, Florida
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Closed until March 1ST. We are an affordable, PET FRIENDLY family fun park on 60 acres in the Appalachian mountains. The activities are designed for the WHOLE family promoting a no-tech, rustic, theme for adults, groups, and families to make special memories. There's mini golf, gem mining, gold panning, skeet shooting, wagon rides, boat charter tours on Lake Apalachia, and target galleries for paintball. No one gets shot at - you shoot at ghost town targets. "Just for kids" includes the bounce castle, mini race track, and a free playground. There's shady picnic areas, a large event pavilion for 100 guests, and cabins on site. Plan a weekend wedding or family union that will make lifetime memories. Have a batchelor party at the skeet range and a bridal party on the double decker pontoon boat. NEW in 2018: an old fashioned, spring fed swimming hole and a fishing pond. It's out in the country, but it's worth the beautiful drive to get there.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wagon ride” (18 reviews)
“skeet shooting” (10 reviews)
“gem mining” (44 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
359 Adventure Ranch Rd, Murphy, NC 28906
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+1 828-494-9521
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just follow the signs off Rt 294, just about when you think you're lost, you're there! They offer a variety for the family with all budgets. Big clean rest rooms to clean up too!More

Thank michel19502016
rockhound63, Owner at WagonMaster Ranch Fun Park & Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for your review. Yes we are off the beaten path, and we hope our guests will find the environment relaxing enough to unwind from the stress of city life. We appreciate your support and hope you'll come back to see us. Debbie...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic, clean and a really enjoyable place to stay. We rented all three cabins and all were very nice. Will return- soon!!More

Thank Mike R
rockhound63, Owner at WagonMaster Ranch Fun Park & Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Mike, for taking the time to give us such a great rating & review. I truly enjoyed having your brother's family back again and meeting you and the rest of the family. I'm so glad ya'll had nice weather to enjoy the shooting...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We went based on all of amazing reviews for kids. Don't give up on the haul up the mountain! It was perfect for our 1 year old and the other various families that were there, the kids were having a blast...one kept yelling "Best Day...More

Thank Kelsey S
rockhound63, Owner at WagonMaster Ranch Fun Park & Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

THANK YOU for that awesome review. It is support from our great guests like you that makes our job easy and fun. It was a real pleasure to spend time with ya'll and I look forward to your return. Debbie Rodby

Reviewed 26 September 2017

We took three teenaged Girl Scout troops for one night of tent camping as they started the "adventure camping" weekend they had planned. All I can say is that I wish they had planned to stay here longer. What a fun, welcoming, comfortable place for...More

Thank Kudzu45
rockhound63, Owner at WagonMaster Ranch Fun Park & Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

WOOOOOWWWWW! Thank you so much for that in-depth and GREAT review. We loved ya'll and the girls were SO nice and fun. Lewisville, NC is lucky to have you leaders that are willing to join in on the adventure like you did. We hope you...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

We stopped by looking for something to do with our 2 year old in the Murphy area. Found this place online and very glad we decided to go. At the time we went we were the only guests there and the staff was extremely friendly...More

Thank Jason C
Debbie1166723, Owner at WagonMaster Ranch Fun Park & Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. Your little guy was sooooooo precious. I know how much my grandkids loved sitting on the tractor, so it's nice when I have the time to give other little ones the chance to...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017

We stopped by to do the gem mining, paintball, and minigolf. The staff here is exceptionally friendly and the activities were perfect to entertain the kids while we stayed at a mountain cabin nearby. It feels like a visit to a cool aunt and uncle...More

Thank ryanfrommd
Debbie1166723, Owner at WagonMaster Ranch Fun Park & Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

WOW! Thank you so much for that rave review!! It is so helpful to our business when our guests share their experience. Our goal was to establish a family-oriented business that parents and grandparents, like us, could AFFORD to take the kids and have a...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

The cabin is amazing. Very cozy and has everything that you need. Locating the cabin was easy - we just followed the directions on the phone. You can grill at the cabin and it has a fire ring. Communicating with hosts were super easy and...More

Thank borisn623
Debbie1166723, Owner at WagonMaster Ranch Fun Park & Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

THANK YOU BORIS for that amazing review. We are so glad you had a great time at our loft cabin. We appreciate you for taking the time to share your experience so others will know. We hope you will come again. Debbie Rodby

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This place is truly a hidden gem! There is something for everyone and our entire family had a great time. Our kids are 5, 10 and 15 years old and there was mini golf we could do as a family and our youngest could drive...More

Thank Shana L
Debbie1166723, Owner at WagonMaster Ranch Fun Park & Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

THANK YOU SHANA for that terrific review. Ya'll were really a fun group who knew how to enjoy a vacation! We really appreciate your support and hope to keep adding more activities for people to enjoy.

Reviewed 12 June 2017

My family of 6 adults, 3 kids, and 2 dogs drove over from Blue Ridge to spend the morning at WagonMaster because of the good reviews, and because we had picked up a pamphlet on them saying they were dog-friendly. We had a really great...More

Thank Ellanora
Debbie1166723, Owner at WagonMaster Ranch Fun Park & Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thank you Ellanora for the great and detailed review. We have many plans to continue making the park better and have already started clearing another level further up the mountain to extend the wagon ride with more, extended views. Hope you come again. Debbie Rodby

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Thanks Josiah for showing us a Great Time. KIds & Adults, had so much fun mining for Gems and Gold. A Def Must in Murphy!More

Thank anglina2016
rockhound63, Owner at WagonMaster Ranch Fun Park & Gem Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. I also appreciate you mentioning Josiah. Our #1 goal is customer service so it's nice to get feedback about the staff. I hope you will be able to come again...More

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PetieJo
8 July 2016|
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Response from rockhound63 | Property representative |
Np admission price. You pay for things you want to do, and we have discounted prices if you do multiple packages. For instance a 1 gallon gem mine bag is $11, 100 paintballs is $7, and golf is $2 for a child. But if you... More
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Vefrymyer
8 May 2016|
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Response from rockhound63 | Property representative |
The pistol range is $16 for 10 shots, and the skeet shooting is $15 for 10 shots. On site Cabin guests get a discount. Also active military, 1st responders, or seniors 65 and older can get 10% off all activities.
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