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Oct 10th, 2011, 05:27 AM
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Ziplines in Tennessee Which one is the best?

I went ziplinning with www.soaringcolorado.com a couple of years ago. It is very expensive-over $400 but included the train ride and lunch.

I see that there is a zipline in Ashville called Navitat- Just looking at it, it appears to be the best one. However, half of the link on the website don't work and that really annoys me.

There is one called zipgatlinburg-It appears to be the worst one. It is only $59.

There is another called climbworkscanopy in Gatlinburg

I am taking my nephew with me in June. We plan on spending a couple of nights in Elkmont campground to watch the fireflies. We also plan on hiking and spending the night at Le Conte Lodge(hope we end up getting our reservations there-haven't heard from them yet). We would like to zipline somewhere along the way. We are driving from Oklahoma

Anyone have any experience with these?
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Oct 10th, 2011, 05:28 AM
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there is also smokymountainziplines
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Oct 10th, 2011, 07:58 AM
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I don't know which one is "best". They've sprouted up in the last couple of years and are far more reasonable than the one in CO. I was shocked when I saw the price of that one!

Here's a list for TN -
http://www.ziplinerider.com/Tennessee_Ziplines.html
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Oct 14th, 2011, 02:17 PM
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Anyone else have an opinion?
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Oct 14th, 2011, 08:37 PM
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If you are a fan of extreme adventure you may want to look into Zorbing. http://www.zorb.com/smoky
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Oct 15th, 2011, 05:06 AM
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If I didn't think the Zorb would make me sick, I would do it in a heartbeat. I saw that, but that looks like it would spin a lot. So that's probably out.
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Oct 16th, 2011, 12:18 PM
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I've been to both Soaring in Durango and also Navitat in Ashville. Soaring was an event and to me cannot be compared to a place that offers 10 zips. However Navitat in Ashville is one of my groups top 3 zips that we have done. Also in that group is one in Logan Ohio called Hocking Hills Canopy Tours. Their set up just like the one in Asheville are tops in our books. Since you're an outdoors person, the Hocking Hills area has alot of Caves to see...most are easy walks but you can take a more aggressive route. Just look online for those....Hope this helps
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Dec 10th, 2011, 01:47 PM
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Willbrown,
Looking at the Zorb a little closer. The wet ride appears to be not nearly as spinny. So, I think I will do that.

I think I have narrowed it down between Climbworks Canopy in Gatlinburg and Smoky Mountain Ziplines in Pigeon Forge.
Has anyone done these?
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