If you’ve never had the opportunity to zipline through the woods, here’s your chance. Branson Zipline Canopy Tours is located on a nature preserve, so there’s the bonus of learning about the history of the property, the people who lived on it, and its environmental features as you zip along (the company that built the ziplines cut as few trees as possible and used the wood to build the platforms).
Unfortunately, the sound of the nearby highway detracts from the ambiance, but I’m guessing most people come here for the adrenaline kick rather than to commune with nature. There are several options. The Flying Prospector Canopy Tour, designed for people who have only 2 hours to spare or those who just want to see what it’s all about, covers 4 ziplines and 7 suspension bridges. The Ozarks Xplorer Canopy Tour takes up to 3 hours and travels on 7 ziplines and 10 suspension bridges. Tour participants should weight between 70 and 275 pounds.
For people who find that tame, there’s the Blue Streak Fast Line & Freefall Xpress, which takes in the longest and highest zipline plus a 100-foot free fall, all in less than 1 hour. You won’t find me doing this one. There’s also the Ridge Runner Canopy Tour with three zip lines, 2 suspension bridges and the 40-foot Dynamite Drop freefall. Nope, probably not this one either.
There’s also a 3.5-hour combo tour that takes in more ziplines plus the Freefall Xpress, while at the other end of the extreme is the 90-minute Wolfe Creek Safari Photo Walking Tour through the reserve.
By the way, a short drive away from here is Bonniebrook, recommended for those looking for something else to do while their loved ones zip among the trees.