There are few freedoms as liberating as being able to travel through the air, which is why humans spent millennia inventing the zipline and why penguins are so very, very bitter. Exceed evolutionary shortcomings with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a zipline adventure tour at Indian Point Zipline in Branson (a $39.23 value).
Indian Point Zipline sends gallant gravity-thwarters speeding above the abundant flora and fauna of the Indian Point Campground. First-time zippers and experienced bird-people sit safely in a harness-trolley system as they embark on a 40-minute treetop voyage on one of five ziplines. Depending on factors such as weight, slope, and gravity’s fickle moods, customers can reach speeds of up to 55 miles per hour, though some may opt to slow down and entertain campers below with exotic birdcalls. Afterward, stroll through scenic lakefront grounds or recuperate at the ice-cream parlor after lengthy flights.
Indian Point Zipline
Adults and kids immerse themselves in southwest Missouri’s natural beauty at Indian Point Family Fun Park, where tree-skimming ziplines are supplemented with a grocery convenience store. A recent expansion more than doubled Indian Point Zipline's length. Its six ziplines employ a sitting harness trolley system that safely secures riders as they zoom 2,700 feet through the forest and receive picturesque—albeit slightly motion-blurred—views of the treetops.