Event planners in search of a unique and memorable group activity need look no further than Extreme Sandbox adjacent to the Tanglewood Resort & Conference Center in Pottsboro, Texas. The resort is situated on the shores of Lake Texoma, just north of the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area and a short drive from Oklahoma City. Extreme Sandbox, which opened in 2016, is one of the the newest attractions at the Tanglewood Resort & Conference Center.
It’s not often people get a chance to channel their inner-child and operate a 25-ton piece of construction equipment. But, at the popular adventure attraction Extreme Sandbox, that is exactly what takes place in what is essentially a 10-acre sandbox. No previous knowledge in handling the equipment is necessary. Video lessons and supervision by highly trained instructors ensure all guests, not just those operating machinery, are completely safe.
Extreme Sandbox has a variety of packages available for groups of 5 up to 100 people. From working together to complete competitive timed trials against another team, to performing tasks of precision during the ‘Sandbox Olympics,’ this life-sized playground is the perfect location for corporate events.
Group event attendees will have the option of many rigs including two excavators, two bulldozers, firetrucks and one skid steer. With activities including “golfing” with an excavator, crushing a car, taking pictures, smashing a car to pieces, and completing challenging tasks, guests and attendees are not likely to forget these team-building exercises any time soon.
“We are pleased to announce this partnership with Extreme Sandbox, bringing one of Minnesota’s premier attractions to Tanglewood to provide our guests with an option for a thrilling new experience,” says Roger W. Thiltgen, president of Tanglewood Resort Properties Inc. “We believe the resort experience is so much more than a comfortable room in beautiful surroundings. We strive to create lifelong memories with family, friends, and business associates. I can think of very few activities that come close to meeting those criteria like Extreme Sandbox does. We are thrilled to welcome this new attraction to the Lake Texoma area of North Texas and, more specifically, to Tanglewood Resort.”
Tanglewood Resort offers 248 luxurious guest rooms, a premier golf course, three swimming pools, a fitness center, and a state-of-the-art conference center. Event space at the resort features a 6,000-square-foot ballroom which can accommodate more than 450 guests, the Galley Room overlooking Lake Texoma for meetings of up to 50 people, and multiple breakout rooms. Additional activities include boat cruises, striper fishing, horseback riding, hiking, sand volleyball and more!