Intro – Zip-Lines
An exciting and fun outdoor eco-adventure that originated in the jungles of Costa Rica has “flown” into Branson in a big way. Three new zip-line excursions opened for business in 2010. What is a zip-line? A zip-line consists of a pulley suspended on a steel cable that is mounted on each end to towers (or trees in some areas) on an incline. Participants are buckled into a harness that hooks to the pulley and gravity does the rest. Zip-lining offers participants a unique means of accessing beautiful , and remote natural areas, and will boost your adrenaline along the way. Branson now has three locations to choose from.
BRANSON ZIP-LINE AND CANOPY TOURS
Located on Hwy 65, seven miles north of downtown Branson at Wolfe Creek Preserve, Branson Zip-line and Canopy Tours offers a variety of exciting excursions to choose from.
The Blue Streak Fast Line: Wolfe Creek Preserve’s fastest and most thrilling zip line, offers a heart-pounding adventure in the Ozarks wilderness (30-60 minutes, prices from $38.99 to $39.99 plus tax)
Ozarks Xplorer Canopy Tour: Fly through the Wolfe Mountain canopy as you gain an up-close understanding of the ecology of the Branson area along the 2.5 hour Ozarks Xplorer Canopy Tour, located in the heart of the Ozarks wilderness on Wolfe Creek Preserve.(Allow 2-3 Hours, Prices from $89.99 to $99.99 plus tax, Family Passes available)
Canopy Adventure Combo: The Canopy Adventure Combo offers the lightening fast thrill of the Blue Streak Fast Line along with the full ecological experience provided by the 2.5 hour Ozarks Canopy Tour for an encompassing day of exploration and adventure at Wolfe Creek Preserve. The tour includes 8 zip-lines, 10 suspension bridges and an unforgettable exit from a 100 ft tower. (Allow 2.5-3.5 hours, prices from $119.99 to $129.99 plus tax)
Flying Prospector Canopy Tour: The 1.5 hour Flying Prospector Canopy Tour offers Wolfe Creek Preserve visitors a shortened version of the Ozarks Xplorer Canopy Tour that can fit even the tightest of schedules while still providing an immersive look into the natural beauty of the Ozarks wilderness. ( Allow 1.5 -2 Hours, prices from $66.99 to $69.99 plus tax, Family passes available.)
ADVENTURE ZIP-LINES OF BRANSON
Conveniently located in the heart of Branson at 501 N Wildwood Drive, Adventure Zip-line’s ACCT certified guides are eager to provide an unforgettable experience that will make you want to come back again and again. So strap on your harness and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime. Your heart will leap as you zip through the air on solid steel construction zip-lines at speeds up to 50 mph.
Adventure Zip-line Canopy Tour: This tour features 6 heart pounding zip-lines and multiple suspension bridges and is known as “ Branson’s affordable zip-line attraction.” ( Allow 2 to 3 hours, prices are $59.95 plus tax )
VIGILANTE EXTREME ZIPRIDER at Shepherd of the Hills
Located on W. Hwy 76 at Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower, the Vigilante Extreme Ziprider offers the highest launch pad in the world. Ride an elevator to the launch pad 175 ft above the ground on the Inspiration Tower. This extreme ride carries guests downhill for a half of a mile across the historic 160 acre homestead at speeds reaching 50 mph. Each rider is seated in a special harness. The “Ziprider” is a patented braking system that allows a rider to comfortably slow and then come to a stop, so that the guest walks out of the harness and away from the ride, heart loudly thumping . ( Allow 30 minutes, prices are $27.95 plus tax )