In the Victorian era, extreme sports were limited to teatime without doilies, writing witty satires about earnesty, and riding a pennyfarthing down a mild incline. Shock such staid sensibilities with today's Groupon to Ocoee Outdoors, based in Benton, Tennessee (about a three-hour drive from Birmingham). Choose between the following two deals:
- For $39, you get a mile-long zipline tour along the Ocoee River, with all necessary equipment included (a $79 value).
- For $49, you get a mile-long zipline tour plus a whitewater rafting trip down the middle Ocoee River, with all necessary equipment included (a $99 value).
Ocoee Outdoors is entering its 33rd year of fun facilitation along the eponymous Ocoee River. Zipline tours, led by expert guides, provide an adrenaline-rousing way to see the natural sights. Wide-eyed explorers are equipped with a zipline apparatus for more than 40 acres of aerial sightseeing and contact-lens aeration. The actual apparatus consists of a pulley suspended on an inclined cable, and craftily employs the force of gravity to send adventure-seekers flying above and through verdant flora. Ocoee's specific course sports a Wizard of Oz theme, so even if you arrive at Ocoee feeling cowardly on the day of your tour, you'll depart with the fearlessness of an inanimate ruby slipper.
Customers who opt for today's second option will also get to test the force of the river itself during a whitewater rafting trip. The Middle Ocoee contains more than 20 adventure-packed rapids spanning five miles of churning whitewater. Rafting trips last approximately 3.5 hours, and Ocoee Outdoors provides all of the necessary equipment to safely pit you against Mother Nature's flowing, violent tresses. Experience this damp adventure either on the same day as your zipline tour or scheduled separately, and enjoy the titillating rush of being splashed with raw adrenaline as you ride cleverly nicknamed rapids such as Broken Nose, Hell's Hole, and the subtle Bubba Home Free.
Customers who purchase the zipline and rafting combo can schedule the two tours for different days, but must clearly mention that they are doing so.
TripAdvisors give Ocoee Outdoors a five-star average rating:
- I have always loved using Ocoee Outdoors everytime we get to raft the river…they have the most experience out there and make sure you have a good time. – mtsublueraider
- Ocoee Outdoors operates very professionally; beyond expectations. Trip of a lifetme. [sic] Even inexperienced or first time rafters are put as [sic] ease by the trained, experienced guides. – belcherd6
1985 Old Copper Rd.
Benton, Tennessee 37307Get Directions