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Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course

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Address: 1042 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE 19701-2324
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+1 800-971-8271
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

It’s not in the dictionary, but if it was, Go Ape would be described as a...

It’s not in the dictionary, but if it was, Go Ape would be described as a ‘tree top adventure’.That means we build giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, and top it all off with the world's best zip lines.We then equip people with harnesses, pulleys and carabiners, give them a 30 minute safety briefing and training and let them loose into the forest canopy, free to swing through the trees. Of course, instructors are always on hand, regularly patrolling the forests (not in monkey suits unfortunately!)The result is spectacular. The Go Ape experience gets the adrenalin pumping, gets people out of their comfort zones and above all (no pun intended), it’s just great fun.

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Lots of fun for older kids. Well built and safe for reasonable kids.

I haven't actually climbed the trees and traversed thru the obstacles. I only observed it from the ground. When I was a kid I know I would have loved it. You climb up a tree and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John W
Bear, Delaware
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Bear, Delaware
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I haven't actually climbed the trees and traversed thru the obstacles. I only observed it from the ground. When I was a kid I know I would have loved it. You climb up a tree and then follow a path thru the tree tops. It includes a zip line thru the tree tops and over part of the pond. Parents... More 

Thank John W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here is so friendly! This was our first experience with anything like this, and we are super stoked to do it again! Our instructor, Sofia, was really helpful and informative. She helped us through the 1st set of obstacles, but kind of let us go on our own after that. The course is set in a park so... More 

Thank maybe1taco
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting this zip line was my daughter's birthday gift for me. It is challenging and fun at the same time. You can take harder or easier routes... we took the harder ones... just because...and felt it next day! The course was longer than expected but I guess for the money it better take more than 20 minutes. It took us... More 

Thank Andrea B
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 11 and 14 year old sons and I went on this course during Spring Break. The only complaint I had was that it was cold, so much so that my fingers were numb. Otherwise, we had a great time climbing and zip lining.

Thank StantonDinger
Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic experience. I was on a 16th Birthday outing with friends and all o.f them enjoyed it as well as my wife and I. As long as you have the ability to work comfortably in the treetops, you will have fun!!! The heights, after the first two obstacles or so, wear off and you really start concentrating on the surroundings... More 

Thank mgrunza
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Great fun for kids of all ages! My kids really loved it and we'd definitely come back. The only drawback is that on the junior course (age 3+), if a kid (or adult!) got scared of an obstacle, the child is forced to complete it anyway. I wish there was a way that staff can come safely remove a screaming,... More 

Thank galaxystar2
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Staff are amazing and really encouraging to the younger kids on the junior course. We had so much fun and overcame fear of heights. Already booked a return visit. Good family fun. And as a bonus you get to spend time at Lums Pond state park.

Thank Inkey72
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

My husband, my cousin and his wife had a great time! My husband is afraid of heights and still did this. Doug and Gabby were the instructors. They were very professional and helpful.

Thank Tabetha O
Lewes, Delaware
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

We had a very good time here. Staff was informative and helpful. The course is slightly challenging but so much fun

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

we traveled using Appcarz.com nice new cars we arrived at the park me and my family it was a great day and the weather and sun was great and superb great adventure I strongly recommend to my friends and family members to visit this park they will enjoy and have excellent great holiday weekends and tourism

Thank Saeed A

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