Ziplines originally were invented for just two functions: sneaking hamburgers over the Berlin Wall and zazzing up presidential entrances to State of the Union addresses. Make an entrance with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one adult zipline tour at Zip Line USA in Reeds Spring (a $99 value).
Zip Line USA's facility stretches over 3 miles of suspended, steel cables, inviting intrepid flyers to explore treetop views. After donning a safety harness, helmet, and gloves to maintain rigorous safety standards, adventurers receive a safety briefing and learn basic instructions and midflight napkin-folding techniques. Then, a bus escorts high-flying fanatics into the forests of the Ozark Mountains, where they embark on their trip across 12 lines up to 350 feet in the air. The trip includes intermediate sky bridges and multiple swinging tree platforms.
Zip Line USA
Zip Line USA’s steel cables carve more than three miles of winding trails through Ozark Mountain treetops, all ripe for exploration by guests. Designed by the respected brains at Universal Zipline Technology, the ziplines soar higher than 350 feet in the air at some points—just high enough to make eye contact with low-flying spaceships—and are dissected into chunks as long as 3,250 feet. Between each section stands a sky bridge or platform, where guides securely hitch tourgoers to cables, which they inspect each morning. Patrons zoom through the open skies for up to two hours during the day.