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The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

16701 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860-1100
+1 240-389-4386
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The best rainy day ever!

Our trip was planned as an end-of summer treat for our 12 1/2 year-old twin grandsons, We didn't... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Maureen K
An AWESOME way to spend the afternoon

We recently took our 5 year old here for his birthday and it was AWESOME! Way, way, way above my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The largest Adventure Park in North America. Challenge Yourself! 187 Platforms high in The Trees, covering 5 acres, interconnected by zip lines, ropes, obstacles, challenges and fun! 13 Separate courses, 6 difficulty levels, from beginner to insane. Unlimited climbing for 3 hours. Ages 5 - 84 (so far!) Advanced group reservations welcome 7 days a week.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
16701 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860-1100
+1 240-389-4386
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Reviewed yesterday

Our trip was planned as an end-of summer treat for our 12 1/2 year-old twin grandsons, We didn't expect it to be such a wonderful day for aging grandparents as we walked through the beautiful woods to glimpse our boys high above. Although it was...More

Thank Maureen K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently took our 5 year old here for his birthday and it was AWESOME! Way, way, way above my expectations. There is something for everyone, the staff is great and the courses are so much fun! Even the little kids get to zip line...More

Thank 868jmm
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like adventure or if your scared of heights, there's a level for everyone to complete. I came with my youth program and they loved it. Im excited to comeback with my own kids.

Thank Johanna G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, full disclosure I found it terrifying and am not into these kinds of things. That being said, I was there with a group and they gave us great training and I felt like all safety precautions had been covered by the park. Its fun,...More

Thank Anne R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son visited the park with a camp and provided a glowing review. "I loved going on the zip lines, rope courses, and other climbing activities. The staff members were great at their job in helping with safety and providing a great introduction for new...More

Thank Kristi A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 11:20 AM on a Sunday to begin our four hour long adventure. There were only a small group of people so we were able to get on any course we wanted for the first hour without having to wait at any of...More

Thank Seasidesewing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first visit for my wife and granddaughter. Our granddaughter is 12 and has always been acrobatic, so we expected her to take to this activity like a duck to water. My wife on the other hand was intrigued by being able to...More

Thank Fred R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great experience for my 10 yr old son & his 10 yr. old cousin! They love being outdoors and it was wonderful to see them working together as a team to get thru the courses. It was a nice departure from seeing...More

1  Thank chquick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Adventure Park is really well run, with an enthusiastic staff, clear safety instructions and practice areas, and a well-maintained park. The courses are laid out in a way that makes it easy for a large group to split up based on ability and age....More

Thank JessicaM6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a First visit for all of us, from the ages of 7 to 70. The staff was very helpful and polite.

Thank bmwabraham
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13 November 2016|
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Response from nkvmd | Reviewed this property |
Their current prices should be on the website. We paid $54/adult, $50 for my 11 year old; covers the gear, initial instruction, followed by 3 hours of climbing
How does the park avoid long wait times at each obstacle? Hello ~ sent this email directly to the Park Manager and have not received an acknowledgement and/or response. While we returned during the day and payed more, we'd like to try the Twilight Adventure but are hesitant based on our last experience, Any insight on whether or not the park has a process in place to ensure no "back-ups"/long waits at each obstacle? We certainly did not get our money's worth of zip lining on this evening: This past Saturday night, we surprised my son and took him and a couple of his friends (ages 13, 14 and 15) so they could experience the park in the evening. The weather was absolutely perfect and they couldn't wait to get started! After training, off they went ... huge smiles on their faces and high-fiving all the way to the start of the courses. As parents, we thought we'd earned some brownie points and high-fived as well! When we came back at 10pm for pick-up, to our shock and surprise, all 3 of them were sitting on a bench looking pretty despondent and the mood was somber (the complete opposite of when we left). I asked how things went and they said it was a huge disappointment. They didn't get to zipline much during the 2 hours they were there and clearly, they were upset. We were all hoping that this would be a night for them to remember and felt awful for the boys. We rode home in silence, and in an attempt to salvage the evening, I promised we'd go again and perhaps even try another park in the area. That perked them up a little. Apparently, it was great at first, especially when they felt like they had the park to themselves after 3-4 obstacles. Then all of a sudden, they caught up with a group of 3 20-something year old girls. This is when things went awry. These girls took an inordinate amount of time getting from one obstacle to the next. They'd start out by taking numerous selfies and then waited for each girl to get to the other side before moving onto the next platform. They used this "process" (selfies first, then waiting for each other on the other side of the ziplines before starting the next) the entire way through the obstacle. By the time the boys finished this 1 single obstacle (well over an hour!) all the others in the park (the ones they really wanted to hit) were shut down. The only ones left were the easy ones (purple and yellow). I asked if there was an employee in the park who either went with them as a guide or was simply walking around and monitoring the pace at which people moved through the obstacles, thinking that this could have helped to move these girls along. The boys said no and there was absolutely nothing they could do to address the situation. They basically felt "trapped" and just followed behind these girls. I thought that by sharing this experience with you (vs. complain about it on social media), you'd have a chance to address what could possibly be an ongoing problem that others have encountered. It surprised me that there aren't staff members walking around through the park (or even "stationed" at platforms), ensuring that the traffic is flowing and people are moving at a good pace through the obstacles. While the whole concept of ziplining in the evening was super exciting, we may just opt to go during the day. I'm hoping they'll want to give SS Adventure Park another try! Thanks for the opportunity to share this feedback.
7 July 2016|
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Response from prontoeli | Reviewed this property |
Did the boys ask the girls if they could go ahead of them? I've found that there can be folks who are moving more slowly for many reasons (other than selfies) such as nervousness or inexperience - there seems to be a norm of... More
15 August 2015|
Response from MKJourneys | Reviewed this property |
Adventure Park has a LOT more challenges...very well done...definitely worth your trip