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Zip through the treetops at one of these family-friendly adventure parks in the Houston area

Thrill seekers, channel your inside Tarzan and sort out an aerial ropes course at one of a number of family-friendly adventure parks in the Houston area.

Each of these parks has a treetop attraction consisting of ropes programs that get more durable as you traverse increased. Some are as excessive as 60 ft 😱 Many of the challenges on these sky trails consist of zip strains, nets and wobbly wood planks — however don’t fear. All the parks require members to make use of security harnesses.

The aerial programs listed under are designed for adults and youngsters. They have age, peak, weight and youth supervision restrictions. Reservations are required at a number of of these areas.

🌳 Texas TreeVentures, The Woodlands

Texas TreeVentures in the Woodlands (Image courtesy of Texas TreeVentures)

Texas TreeVentures is a problem by selection aerial adventure course situated in The Woodlands, Texas. The ropes course is located on the campus of the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, straight adjoining to the expansive 1,800-acre George Mitchell Nature Preserve, which is house to considerable wildlife, a number of miles of wooded trails, and Spring Creek.

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The Texas TreeVentures course is a collection of bodily challenges and adventure-based parts designed for kids and adults. The three-level aerial adventure course assessments members with 72 difficult parts. The self-guided course permits climbers to decide on the parts that they’re snug traversing. The course turns into extra bodily difficult the increased you go. To progress to the subsequent degree, members should full the previous degree.

Texas TreeVentures (Image courtesy of Texas TreeVentures)
Texas TreeVentures in The Woodlands (Image courtesy of Texas TreeVentures)

Every participant is given three hours to expertise the course at their very own tempo and luxury degree. The gear-up course of and floor college directions are half of the three-hour reservation slot. A youngsters’s course ticket at Texas TreeVentures is $40. A ticket for members 13 and older is $45.

The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77389, (281) 210-2048, texastreeventures.com.

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🐒 Geronimo Adventure Park, Spring

Geronimo Adventure Park in Spring, Texas (Image offered by Geronimo Adventure Park)

Located close to TC Jester and Kuykendall, the 13-acre outside adventure park options 16 zip strains throughout three sky trails, which embody a newbie course; a course with a 9 challenges and a 555-foot tandem zip finale; and a course with a 42-foot freefall soar expertise. Also out there — axe throwing, a 24-foot rock wall, and greater than a dozen floor actions, together with a large seesaw, a steadiness problem and a ninja impediment course.

Geronimo Adventure Park in Spring (Image courtesy of Geronimo Adventure Park)

Zip line experiences vary in worth from $44.99 (one course) to $99.99 (all three sky trails).

6749 Farm to Market 2920, Spring, TX 77379, (830) 365-5867, geronimoadventurepark.com.

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🌊 Aerial Adventures at Big Rivers Waterpark, New Caney

Aerial Adventures at Big Rivers Waterpark (Image courtesy of Big Rivers Waterpark)

Located north of Houston close to the intersection of Interstate 69 and Highway 242, this 40-acre waterpark in Montgomery County has a lazy river, a large wave pool, a number of slides, a play structure, an inflatable waterpark and an impediment course floating on a spring-fed lake.

Prefer to remain dry? Big Rivers Waterpark additionally boasts a number of aerial adventures, together with an entry-level zip line course, an “ultimate” zip line course with three completely different towers, a climbing wall, free-fall attraction, impediment course and six-story ropes course with over 50 completely different challenges. Zip line and impediment and ropes course members are given an hour to expertise the points of interest at their very own tempo and luxury degree.

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Waterpark admission is required to take part in the aerial points of interest, which vary in worth from $14.99 to $19.99.

23101 TX-242, New Caney, TX 77357, (832) 509-1556, bigriverswaterpark.com.

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🌴 Moody Gardens Ropes Course & Zip Line, Galveston

Ropes course and zip line at Moody Gardens (Photo courtesy of Moody Gardens)

Challenge your agility, steadiness and energy at the Moody Gardens’ five-tier Sky Trail Ropes Course, dubbed the “tallest steel ropes course on the Gulf Coast.” The 71-foot-high ropes course and zip line consists of 48 obstacles you may full at your personal tempo and luxury degree: Walk on suspended wood steps, step rigorously through hanging rope loops, and negotiate different challenges, all whereas protected by a full-body harness and security lanyard.

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Tiny adrenaline junkies 48 inches and beneath can hop on the Sky Tykes Ropes Course for a smaller-scale adventure. The open course permits mother and father to stroll alongside their little one and help them.

Moody Gardens Ropes Course & Zip Line (Image courtesy of Moody Gardens)

A zipper line glides over Palm Beach and the lazy river and presents hen’s eye view of the Moody Gardens Pyramids and tropical gardens.

The ropes course and zip line tickets are $30 every. Purchase double the enjoyable with a $50 combo ticket. The Sky Tykes Ropes Course is $5.

1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554, (409) 683-4200, moodygardens.com.

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🧗‍♀️ Natural Bridge Caverns, New Braunfels

Twisted Trails Zip Rail and Ropes Course at Natural Bridge Caverns (©2020 Jim Flynn Photography)

This is a not-so-nearby locale we suggest visiting when you’re on a weekend getaway in the Texas Hill Country. Located west of New Braunfels, Natural Bridge Caverns is the largest business cave in the state and a registered United States National Natural Landmark.

The cavern was found in March 1960 and opened for public excursions in 1964. Several completely different excursions are provided. Get up early sufficient and you’ll take the well-liked Lantern Tour, the first tour of the day. On this tour, guests traverse the cave’s passages illuminated solely by the mild of handheld lanterns, similar to the authentic cave’s discoverers did a long time in the past. Other excursions embody the Discovery Tour, Hidden Passages Tour and the Adventure Tour.

Finished your tour and craving much more adventure? Head again above floor and check out your hand at the Twisted Trails Zip Rail and Ropes Course, a four-level ropes course with problem parts together with vertical rope ladders, double beams, and lily pads. While traversing through the ropes course, you may transition seamlessly to one of seven zip rails.

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Twisted Trails Adventure Course at Natural Bridge Caverns (©2020 Jim Flynn Photography)
TYKES Zip Rail & Ropes Course at Natural Bridge Caverns (Image offered by Natural Bridge Caverns)

There’s Tykes model of the Twisted Trails Zip Rail and Ropes Course excellent for little thrill-seekers. The pint-sized attraction permits toddlers and younger adventurers to expertise some of the challenges provided with the bigger course.

Participants are given 45 minutes to expertise the ropes course. A Twisted Trails tickets is $26.99 ($24.99 on-line) and a ticket to the TYKES Zip Rail and Ropes Course is $8.99 ($7.99 on-line).

26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266, (210) 651-6101, naturalbridgecaverns.com.

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