Careening down a zipline, like spelunking or repelling through a skylight into a black-tie event, is most thrilling in conjunction with Tarzan-yells. Fly freely with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a zipline tour at Ocoee Zipz in Benton (a $79 value).
Woven through more than 40 wooded acres along the picturesque Ocoee River, Ocoee Zipz provides adrenaline junkies with 6,000 feet of zipline that can send bodies gliding at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. Featuring seven slippery lines—each inspired by a different character from The Wizard Of Oz —the course begins with The Cowardly Lion, inviting visitors to whiz across a confidence-building open field while practicing their most intimidating meows. Zipsters and their thoroughly trained guides then embark through the forest canopy via The Dorothy before riding Toto Tower across a swinging bridge. Spanning approximately two hours, tours climax with the exhilarating Wicked Witch Of The West leg, which allows adventurers to bounce, flip, and cackle wildly while reaching the day's top speeds. The final line, nicknamed The Wiz, features side-by-side 1000-foot lines for fliers to race down after launching from a 65-foot-tall tower.
1985 Hwy. 64
Benton, Tennessee 37361