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Drive and Shoot Historic Tanks on This Texas Hill Country Ranch

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You don’t have to go through military training to experience the adrenaline rush of a lifetime. A business in the Hill Country town of Uvalde allows its patrons to drive and shoot tanks. Big, powerful, and destructive tanks. DriveTanks.com is a living military museum that stretches over 18,000 acres on the OX Hunting Ranch. Whether you want to blow things up or fire a machine gun, DriveTanks won’t hold you back.

If you have seen the movie “Fury” with Brad Pitt, you might recognize DriveTanks’ most valued possession of their business, the 1944 Sherman Tank. The Sherman tank is the only one you can fire, but that doesn’t take away from the car-crushing ability of the other nine tanks you can choose from. This is the one place in the world where you safely live out your dream of manning one of the most powerful weapons in military history.

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DriveTanks isn’t just for adrenaline junkies. Their clientele includes soccer moms and kids. Yes, a 12-year-old can drive a tank. Each individual learns not only how to operate the machine, but also the history behind it. The DriveTanks museum is different than other museums in that it’s a hands-on experience.

The pricing starts at $600 and goes up depending on what tank or weapon you want to experience. Stay for the week on the ranch’s custom-made WWII Barracks. This exclusive housing has a flair for historical nostalgia along with modern amenities. Blow things up during the day and retire to a queen size bed at night.

Bring your family and friends for an experience and education you will be talking about for years to come. It’s a Texas-size adventure! DriveTanks prides itself on the capability to preserve and present military traditions with the intent to inform and benefit the public.