Park visitors (ages 10+) can zip, swing and climb through the trees on a treetop adventure course! Go Ape is a great outdoor adventure for families, friends and groups. The course is set within a gorgeous pine forest and borders Pine Lake, one of the Shelby Farm Park's 20+ bodies of water. Your group will be equipped with harnesses, pulleys and carabiners, given a 30 minute safety training, and then let loose into the forest canopy, free to swing through the trees.
Of course, instructors are always on hand, regularly patrolling the forest. The course is made up of six individual sections, each section taking you higher into the forest canopy and finishing with a zip line more exciting than the previous one! There are over 40 crossings/obstacles which include, rope ladders, net bridges, Tarzan swings and 6 zip lines.
For your planning purposes, the course takes about 2-3 hours to complete but there is no limit on the time it takes your group to complete the course, as long as all the gorillas are off the course before the sun sets.
Outdoor Axe Throwing with Go Ape provides the satisfaction of sticking an axe in the target, while in the beautiful surroundings of Shelby Farms Park. Technique is more important than strength, and during the 1-hour session you have the opportunity to compete in various Axe Throwing games with your friends.
Hatchets weigh under 2lbs and are easy to throw. Go Ape instructors provide tips and review safety rules at the beginning of your experience. With a little practice, you’ll be striking the bullseye in no time.
Booking: Reservations are required. To book your Go Ape experience, please click here.
$17.95/per person per hour as a stand-alone activity.
$9.95/per person per hour when packaged with the Go Ape Treetop Adventure.
Other course requirements: minimum age of 10
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