Imagine soaring through the air, with the wind in your hair and beautiful mountain views all around you. If this sounds appealing, you’re not alone. Ziplines are steadily rising in popularity across the United States. Experts estimate that in 2001 there were only 10 ziplines in the U.S. Today, there are over 200 ziplines across North America. Our Gatlinburg ziplines are part of the phenomenon sweeping the nation!
From South America to the U.S.
The zipline craze began in Costa Rica and other South American countries. In these tropical environments, visitors could tour the rainforests on canopy tours featuring ziplines connected to trees. American tourists who visited Latin America enjoyed their zipline adventures so much that they decided to bring these attractions back to the U.S.
The Time Is Right
The recent boom in ziplining can be attributed in part to the growing popularity of outdoor activities. More and more people are tired of the same old entertainment options and are looking for something exciting that will let them enjoy nature. Another factor is that ziplines have broad appeal to both the young and the old. Ziplines require very little physical activity other than climbing up the steps of the platform before the ride. Additionally, the greater availability of insurance and cheaper construction costs have made ziplines financially viable.
Adventure Park Zip Lines offers exhilarating rides down our 2,000 foot long course. With the highest safety standards imaginable, our Gatlinburg ziplines are perfect for your whole family. Visit our FAQ for more information about our incredible ziplines!