Kids as young as three can zip over the lake in downtown Branson, and since there’s room for two on the seated, motorized zipline, adults can join in on the fun, too. After you take in this family-friendly town’s sights, sounds, and tastes, you can hop on the zipline to get a bird’s eye view. You’ll have the best seat available for the nightly dancing fountains show.
High Point ZIP Adventure – Lookout Mountain, TN
Get your adrenaline pumping at Ruby Falls High Point ZIP Adventure on Lookout Mountain. Take in breathtaking views as you soar through the treetops on fun ziplines and conquer the 40-foot climbing tower with multiple challenging routes. When you’re finished flying high, you’ll find tons of great places to explore on Lookout Mountain. Your crew will love the view of seven different states from Rock City.
Screamin’ Gator Zip Line – Orlando, FL
Soar over some of the park’s star attractions, including Cuban and Nile Crocodiles, before flying over the Alligator Breeding Marsh with 130 giant alligators below. The impressive seven-story towers feature multilevel launch pads and breathtaking views above the treetops. And you’ll be in the perfect location to visit local theme parks, hotels, and the airport.
Big Sky Resort – Big Sky, MT
Yes, that’s right, you can zipline even in the winter! Big Sky Resort has two zipline options for families: the shorter Nature Zipline for those weighing in at 45lbs and up, and the Adventure Zipline for older riders with a need for speed. Suited up in your snow boots and snow gear, you’ll take a chairlift up to start your descent through the trees and over the ski runs. The final run has you racing for victory against another zipliner—what a rush! Definitely put this one on your list of must-do activities at this lovely property.
Related: 6 Reasons to Take the Kids to Montana’s Big Sky Resort in the Winter
The Adventure Park at Long Island – New York
Nothing beats an adrenaline-filled adventure through the treetops unless you can do it at night. So enjoy a beautiful starry night filled with LED lights and blood-pumping music. Little ones under three can play on the Adventure Playground, while anyone in your crew over seven can enjoy 14 self-guided treetop trails. There’s something for everyone, with 203 treetop platforms connected by bridges, ladders, 49 zip lines, and other crossings.
Related: Let It Zip: Where You Can Zipline In & Around NYC
Catamount Zip Tour – Egremont, MA
Get ready to ride a zipline unlike any other. The two-hour outdoor experience includes three dual-ziplines and a chairlift ride up the mountain. The unique braking system allows you to control your speed—race each other at speeds of up to 55+ mph or take it nice and slow while soaking in the magnificent views of the Berkshires and the Hudson Valley. The final span of the tour is dubbed the “Cata-monster” and is the longest zipline span in the United States at just over 1 mile long.
Summer Extreme Zipline – Park City, UT
Experience what it’s like to be an Olympian flying off the K120 Nordic ski jumps. Your ride starts at the edge of the K120 jump, at which point the force of gravity takes over and propels you to 50 mph—reasonably close to the speeds of world-class ski jumpers. When your feet are on the ground, hop on a bobsled modified to roll on the track’s concrete surface. One of the professional pilots takes up to three passengers on a 70 mph adventure, all in less than a minute.
Allegiant Zip Line Tours – Whitefish, MT
Soar high above ski slopes, ravines, and through the trees on Montana’s longest zip line tour. Experience five separate lines stretching as long as 1,900 ft. across and up to 300 ft. above the forest floor. If the exhilarating zipline ride doesn’t take your breath away, the views will. Stay the whole day to take advantage of mountain biking, hiking trails, and a beautiful nature center.
Grand Canyon Zipline – Peach Springs, AZ
Experience a Grand Canyon viewing experience like no other. First, fly over the beautiful burnt orange landscape of Grand Canyon West at Hualapai Ranch, about a mile from the Grand Canyon Skywalk. On this unique zipline tour, you can fly almost 1,000 feet above a canyon floor at up to 40 miles per hour. Then, when you are ready for more adventure, head over to walk the glass skywalk or ride on a raft through the river rapids.
Mega Zips – Louisville, KY
Head underground to ride one of the most unique ziplines in the United States. The world’s only fully underground zip line offers six routes and two challenge bridges. In addition, the 100-acre man-made cavern has 17 miles of winding trails beneath the City of Louisville and the world’s only underground adventure ropes course. You’ll never forget this one-of-a-kind underground adventure.
Canopy Tours NW Zipline Adventures – Camano, WA
Just a short distance from Seattle, this family-owned and operated five-star forest adventure is one you will remember. At Camano Island’s Kristoferson Farm, a zip through the sustainably managed forest starts with a 1963 Unimog off-road vehicle ride and ends with a 47-foot descent. Stick around to learn all about the area, as the family’s history in the area dates back to 1912.
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