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River Ranch Activities

As the largest dude ranch East of the Mississippi, Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo in Florida is packed full of outdoor activities that will have you reliving the old-fashioned days of the old West with fun modern upgrades. You’re sure to find something to excite everyone with over a dozen activities, including a rodeo, petting farm, bungee jumping, golf, trap and skeet shooting, fishing, and more!

Activity Guide

You’ll never run out of things to do at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo! With horseback riding, swamp buggy rides, petting farm, airboat rides, and so much more, your only challenge will be figuring out how to do it all. Read our guide to see the full list of activities available during your stay.

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Nashville Singer Songwriter Series
Smallstars: November 18th

Join us for the next concert in our Nashville Singer Songwriter Series, featuring an Allstar cast of musicians in an intimate setting, featuring Nick Norman, Lewis Brice, Joal Rush, Finnegan Bell, and Chris Weaver. Now's your chance to book a great vacation with tickets included to this fantastic event when you book your next stay on show night.

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Saturday Night Rodeo

Bear down to our 1,200-seat Rodeo Arena as you watch competitive bull riders cowboy up for everything from hat-benders to honkers. Thrill to trick riding and barrel racing for a boot-kicking good time! These expert riders boot the bull at the longest-running Saturday night championship rodeo in the United States.

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Escape Room

You and your family have been nabbed for one of the worst crimes in the Old West, Cattle Rustling! Work together to solve themed puzzles and riddles to escape before the Marshall arrives to take you into custody.

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Horseback Riding

Take a leisurely 45-minute horseback ride along untouched trails led by expert guides.

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Trap & Skeet Range

Novices and experts are welcome to unleash their inner gunslinger in a safe, controlled environment at our cutting-edge shooting range. Test your skills with Trap Shooting, where targets are launched away from the shooter, or Skeet Shooting, where targets are launched to cross in front of the shooter. No need to prepare ahead of time – all the equipment and supplies you need are available for rent.

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Air Rifle Range

Travel back to the Wild West with a lever action pump BB gun. Provided with 45 minutes worth of BB’s, choose from more than 15 targets at varying heights distances to test your sharpshooting abilities.

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Petting Farm

Adults and children alike will delight at the chance to feed and pet the gentle animals that call our Petting Farm home. Meet animals like cows, ponies, goats, and sheep and more exotic inhabitants, such as llamas, emus, peacocks, and more! Have your camera ready – you’re sure to have plenty of can’t-miss photo ops!

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Airboat Rides

Enjoy the beauty and serene nature of the Kissimmee River during this 40-minute guided Airboat Ride. You’ll see a wide variety of Florida wildlife, including alligators, turtles, deer, and more while learning about the interesting history of the area from your experienced guides.

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Zip Line

Get your blood pumping with an unforgettable experience soaring over the ranch on a Zip Line! See amazing views from the safety of your harness for an incredible activity that’s sure to get your heart pounding.

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Bungee Jumping

You won’t get a bigger adrenaline rush than by taking a leap on the Bungee Jumper. Adults and kids will whoop and holler as they jump, flip, and twist through this one-of-a-kind, extraordinary experience.

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Swamp Buggy Rides

Go way off the beaten path with this 40-minute Swamp Buggy ride through the picturesque, green wilderness surrounding the ranch. The massive tires on these custom-made Swamp Buggies give you amazing views of the breathtaking scenery around the property. This adventurous ride over rugged terrain of brush and mud is a fun and exciting way to explore the outdoors.

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Archery Range

Test your skills with a bow and arrow with some target practice at the Archery Range. You’ll find challenges fit for novice bowmen through advanced archers, giving everyone a chance to score a bullseye!

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Nothing says relaxation like casting a line in the water for a few hours. There are multiple ways to enjoy Fishing around the Kissimmee River – fish off the dock at the Full-Service Marina or try the Catch & Release Pond (perfect for kids). Both cane poles and rods with reels are available for guest use.

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Full-Service Marina

Ideally located just off the beautiful Kissimmee River, our Full-Service Marina features guided fishing trips, a bait and tackle shop, gas pump and boat launch ramp. Here you can also take a thrilling Airboat Ride adventure or rugged Swamp Buggy wildlife excursion.

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A classic Western pastime, tossing Horseshoes is the perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon after a full day of exploring and exciting recreation. Spend a little time under the shady trees while playing a game with your family. Find all the equipment you need for rent at the General Store.

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Mechanical Bull

See how you stack up against one of the pros on a wild, bucking Mechanical Bull! Seconds will feel like they’re dragging by as you struggle to hold on tight. With adjustable speeds, beginners and advanced riders will find a challenge appropriate to their skill level that excludes no one. Even kids can give it a go!

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Mini Golf

Perfect for any group is an entertaining game of putt-putt at Round-Up Miniature Golf. Play through the 18-hole course that winds through Adventure Park and enjoy some friendly competition with friends and family.

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Pony Rides

If your little cowpokes aren’t quite ready for horseback riding, they’ll love the Pony Rides available inside the Petting Farm. Kids 7 of all ages can ride the gentle ponies and mules in the “pony sweep” live merry-go-round. The animals are led in smooth, easy circles for a ride that is safe and fun.

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Street Party

Stick around after the Saturday Night Rodeo for an energetic, fun Street Party on the stage directly in front of the River Ranch Saloon! Brush up on your Western line dance moves as a DJ entertains the crowd with lively tunes. Everyone is invited to sing, dance and compete in games at this can’t-miss party! Event and capacities are subject to change.

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Tennis Courts

Get a bout of exercise in by challenging someone to a match at the ranch’s well-kept Tennis Courts. Pack your racket (or rent one) and head out to one of two courts for a couple friendly games.

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Looking to kick back and enjoy that year-round temperate Florida climate? Guests are welcome to swim, play or sunbathe by the heated outdoor (seasonal) pool, located behind the Saloon.

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