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Celebrate Spring at Murphy’s Best Family Fun Park

It’s finally spring in the Great Smoky Mountains! If you’re ready to get outdoors and celebrate the season, there’s nowhere better to visit than WagonMaster Adventure Ranch. Nestled in the Smokies, this 73 acre family fun park is one of the most popular things to do in Murphy, NC. With gem mining, mini golf, paintball, and so much more, WagonMaster is guaranteed to have something for every member of your family.  

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Location, Hours, and Cost

WagonMaster Adventure Ranch is located at 359 Adventure Ranch Road, Murphy NC 28906. Located right around the corner from our cabins, you’ll find the park off of River Hill Road.

In May, WagonMaster is open Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. From June through August, the ranch will be open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m to 6 p.m., and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission to the WagonMaster is completely free. All of the games and activities are very affordable, with prices starting at $3. The park is totally pet friendly, so even your dog can enjoy a fun-filled day at the ranch!

What to Expect

WagonMaster Adventure Ranch is the perfect place to spend an afternoon with your family. One of the highlights of the panning for goldpark is the Salty Dog Gem Mine. Your kids will have an absolute blast as they pan for gold and mine for emeralds, sapphires, rubies, and other precious stones.

Young children can’t get enough of the park’s bounce castle and mini truck track. Older kids and adults can practice their marksmanship with the paintball and airsoft BB gun arcades. Instead of shooting at each other, guests fire at targets in a ghost town setting. Other popular attractions include the ranch’s mini golf course and scenic wagon rides through the Great Smoky Mountains.

In addition to all of these paid activities, visitors can also take advantage of WagonMaster’s free picnic area, playground, nature trails, volleyball court, and badminton court.

Where to Stay

Our cabins are just minutes away from all of the best things to do in Murphy, NC! With gorgeous scenery, stellar amenities, and friendly customer service, Mountain Country Cabin Rentals has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. Visit our Murphy NC Cabins page to find the perfect place to stay for your next trip to North Carolina, or give us a call at 877-837-5551.