Zip Lining is the perfect rush for your RVing Adventure!
Whether you live in Tennessee or planning a vacation here, there is something for all ages. Tennessee is a place of natural beauty, country music legends, and the birthplace of rock and roll. You can visit the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, or Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis, but if you're looking for an adrenalin high during aerial rides then you need to take a zip line tour.
The first we are going to tell you about is Adventure Works located in Nashville, TN. The zip tours include 9 zip lines and tours are about 90 minutes long, and they vary in height and length. The hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. If you’re looking for a tour in the evening they do offer a Full Moon zip tour once a month around the time of the full moon. You will be able to soar through the night time sky. They also have a Halloween Forest zip tour. That tour is offered on the two Fridays before Halloween and on Halloween. Come and keep an eye out for the ghost of Montgomery Bell and hear the stories of his mysterious life.
The second is Climb Works Canopy located in Gatlinburg, TN. They offer you a bird's eye view of the Smoky Mountain National Park. You will be zipping over gorgeous views of trees, streams, wildlife, 9 different zip lines, and 3 canopy sky bridges. There tour will give you a unique adventure that will keep you soaring for 2 1/2 hours with a unique surprise at the end.
The third is for all the "Wizard of Oz" fans out there, Ocoee Zipz located in Benton, TN. They have 7 spectacular zip lines, all named after characters from the movie. You will start off at The Cowardly Lion, where the flying monkey guides will review all safety issues and techniques you will need to know. Now onto Dorothy where you will race along the Ocoee river through the forest canopy. Toto is the shortest zip line but don't let it fool you it has a punch. The next is the Tin Man, the fastest zip line so far. Scarecrow is closer to the ground bringing you closer to nature. The Wicked Witch of the West is right. This zip line is the fastest with speeds up to 45 miles per hour. Finally The Wizard, this tower has two parallel zip lines so you and your friends can race each other.
Now just a few things you want to remember before zip lining. Dress appropriate to the weather and wear closed-toed shoes (no flip-flops or sandals). In cold weather wear a close fitting hat that will fit under a helmet. Also make sure your glasses or sunglasses are secure or don't wear them. The most important is wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty and have fun!