It’s on pretty much every guy’s (and some girl’s) bucket list… drive a tank. But let’s be a realistic, how could that ever happen? Well, it just so happens that you actually CAN drive a tank in Texas. That’s right, you can run stuff over, shoot the tank… heck, you can even shoot a flamethrower. All at DriveTanks.com located at Ox Ranch in Uvalde, Texas.

And right now, if you’d like to save big, you can check out Groupon for anywhere from 43-64% off various insane experiences at DriveTanks.com.

 

How Much Does It Cost to Drive a Tank in Texas?

Pricing for driving tanks depends on a few things. First of all, do you want to drive or just go for a ride? Because going for a ride is 50% off. Prices for driving tanks depend on which tank you choose. DriveTanks.com lists 12 different tanks on their site, and driving costs range from $600 to $1,850 for driving. Now if you want to ride the Sherman Tank AND shoot it, you’ll be paying more – up to $2,800. However, it’s important to note these prices are for groups of six. So per group, not per person. Additional people over six is a $100 per person fee.

There are also other packages available that you can view on their packages page here.

 

Are There Discounts for Driving Tanks?

Yes, one way to enjoy discounts is to book a package deal. You can also save money by riding with a Cadre as opposed to driving. Another way you can save is to check out the current Groupon deals. Current deals at time of publish include up to 46% off a Sherman tank driving experience, as well as 64% off flamethrower shooting experience. See current Groupon deals here.

 

Where Can I Drive a Tank?

You can drive a tank with DriveTanks.com at Ox Ranch, an 18,000 acre ranch in the Hill Country in Uvalde, TX. This is about an hour and a half west of San Antonio via US-90 West.

 

What Are DriveTanks.com Operating Hours?

DriveTanks.com is open every single day of the week from 9 am to 7 pm.

 

Where Can I Stay When I Go to Drive Tanks in Texas?

You can stay on location in the World War II themed “Barracks.” Here you can experience other adventures besides driving tanks, like cave exploring, kayaking, fishing, yoga, off roading, and more. Each room includes two queen-sized beds, a roll away bed, and a dinner prepared by the ranch’s award-winning chef. You can see more about The Barracks here:

 

What Other Activities Does DriveTanks.com Offer?

When you stay at Ox Ranch’s DriveTanks.com, there are all sorts of activities to experience. Some of them include:

Free

  • feeding giraffes
  • bass fishing
  • cave exploring
  • arrowhead hunting
  • kayaking
  • archery
  • swimming

Paid

  • machine gun and flamethrower shooting
  • skeet shooting
  • jet ski racing
  • 4×4 off roading
  • yoga

 

For more information on all the experiences available, visit DriveTanks.com. 

Lynn Miller