Zip lines offer humans an exhilarating way to traverse treetops, unlike hanging vines, which invariably transform into serpents mid-swing or lead to clichéd Tarzan quotes that are derided by chimpanzee critics. Zoom across a less reptilian wire with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a zip line canopy tour at Adventure Ziplines of Branson (a $59.99 value).
Adventure Ziplines of Branson launches adrenaline seekers through the verdant branches of the Sevierville forest canopy on 450–2,000-feet-long zip lines. The 90-minute tour starts with sky pedestrians climbing across three walk-bridges before gliding down seven zip lines, the highest of which is suspended 65 feet in the air. Skim past the tops of trees and observe which ones have leafy toupees while flying up to 50 miles per hour down a mile of solid steel zip lines on solo or side-by-side paths. Trained guides will accompany riders, who remain in a harness or connected to a safety line for the entirety of their journey. Zip-riders must be a minimum of 70 pounds to ride alone.
Adventure Ziplines of Branson
The guides at Adventure Ziplines of Branson show how to navigate the treetop canopies year-round. While zipping between platforms at speeds up to 50 miles per hour, guests get unique views of the surrounding Ozarks and the unsung puppeteers that control them. The secure lines use a backup-cable system that prevents accidents, ensuring trips along the 2-mile tracks occur without snags.