Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Spend a few hours soaring through the fresh air of truth with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a First Class tour, 3–3.5 hours, from Kersey Valley Zipline Aerial Tours, based in High Point (a $118 value). This Groupon expires on August 31, 2011.
Kersey Valley Zipline's skilled instructors lead groups of humans soaring through the vibrant, crackling woods, with each aeronaut safely outfitted in a full-body harness and helmet. The First Class tour, which lasts 3–3.5 hours, takes speeding wire acrobats through 14 engineer-designed lines, zooming along to aviation-themed sky towers with airport codes such as ATL, LAX, MOW, and I.O.U. Cable whooshers have one of the largest zipline courses in the world at their wingtips, with wires 200–850 feet in length, views 40–100 feet above the Maize Adventure corn maze, and the sun's blazing gaze just inches away. Call ahead to schedule your tour.
Kersey Valley offers a range of family fun for everyone. Its laser tag course plunges competitors into military-style battles through more than 20 different firefight scenarios across 55 acres of battlefields. Lasers modeled after MP5 submachine guns fire over 1,000 feet during assassination missions or airstrike missions when the staff careens through the air on ziplines while trying to pick players off. The zipline adventure tours prove equally thrilling for Kersey Valley visitors, who glide through the skies across 14 legs of sail-ways that stretch between 200 and 800 feet per leg. Some first-time riders prefer to stretch their aerial time to the max by zipping more than 800 feet long in one run. Those who prefer to keep their amusements more grounded may challenge themselves with themed escape rooms or frolic through seasonal, family-themed adventures, including the Maize Adventure and the Kersey Valley Spookywoods.