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Experience the thrill and peaceful serenity of hot air ballooning. See Springfield and the Ozarks as you have never seen them, while drifting with the breeze in an adventure you'll remember the rest of your life.
Our professional pilots are FAA certificated; our balloons are FAA registered and inspected. In business for more than ten years, we are one of the only full-time balloon companies in the Midwest—ballooning is our only business.
The address shown is Lake Springfield Park, a possible launch point; it is not our office. We launch from different locations, based upon the speed and direction of the wind, and the area you wish to cover.
Flights are by reservation only; call to schedule your ride. The meeting location will be decided upon when reservations are finalized.
We offer a world-class eco-adventure where visitors soar in the Ozark Mountains, through and over the trees, above the forest fauna.
Guided excursions range from one-and-a-half hours to three hours, day and night, across numerous ziplines, platforms and sky bridges. The eco-tours include topographical, ecological and historical information. Eli, Isaac, and Sarah Wolfe story is demonstrated throughout the entire themed-destination. For adrenaline junkies, the Blue Streak Fast Line and Free Fall Xpress is a zip from the top of the property to a 100' tower, with a free-fall dismount utilizing North America's first commercial power fan.
We offer the Wolfe Creek Photo Safari Walking Tour, which is a guided, gentle downhill walking tour where visitors discover the secrets of Wolfe Creek Preserve and get a unique view of zipline riders.
All tours include a ride in vintage Pinzgauer (a Swiss Army Troop Transport used in the Alps). Also, enjoy Ol' Blue Gemstone Mining, where you seek Eli Wolfe's lost treasure.
Private event spaces are available. Located on Route 65, seven miles north of Branson. Open March thru December. All guides are safety certified; the course exceeds ACCT standards. See our website for details and reservations.
The world’s first 5D adventure awaits you. Enter the castle, buckle into your armchair, put on your 3D glasses, and pick up your pistol. You’ll be spun into the tortured world of 1920s horror film star Carli Winepeg, who disappeared with her crew while shooting a movie in the castle. Get ready to see, hear, feel and smell the chaos as you shoot for the highest score. It’s a fate worth discovering.
All necessary safety equipment is included.
Open March-October. Located at Meramec Caverns. Motel, campground, and canoe rental on-site.
Tickets: $49; younger than 12, $39.
Weight restrictions: 80-pound minimum; 270-pound maximum.
Minimum age: 10.
Reservations (required) should be made well in advance. See our website for details and reservations.
One of the most unique outdoor adventures in Missouri. Our canopy tours include five zipline runs, three of which are more than 800 feet long; the total length of the course is more than 4,000 feet.
As you soar thru the trees, you will enjoy bird’s eye views of the Jacks Fork River, ponds, a fountain, and a 60-foot waterfall. Night zipping is available. Our website includes details, photos and online reservations.
Eco Zipline Tours features three options.
Eco Zipline Tours are 99 percent "green." Our mission is to offer an exciting and eco-friendly family adventure.
Private parties may be scheduled.
Reservations required. Visit our website for details.
Hair-pin turns, up and down hille, wheel-to-wheel action on one of the biggest go-kart tracks at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Single seat kart: $10. Two seat kart, $12.
Please contact us for information, private parties and special events.
Cave Spring Park offers fun and adventure in the treetops with Light Speed Ziplines where you experience epic excitement up to 60 feet off the ground. We have two zipline courses: a single zip course with a sky bridge for kids and small adults; and a three zip course which includes two sky bridges and a tree house ladder, for adults and older kids. Last zip begins at 4:30 p.m.
Cave Spring Park offers a number of activities, including, among other attractions: cave tours; mineral and fossil museum; a nature center; gem and fossil panning; quarry dig.
Check our website for details, schedules and fees.
Open May thru September.
NRO Zipline has more than 3,000 feet of pure adrenaline. Your zipline tour includes four zips with five towers and one landing pad. During the tour, you'll reach speeds up to 30 mph.
Your tour, including ground school, lasts 30-45 minutes for two people; about one hour and fifteen minutes for six people; and up to two and-a-half hours for a group of 12-15 people (these are average times.)
For the check-in and orientation, you should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Like us on Facebook and visit our website for pictures, pricing and details. Height, weight and clothing restrictions apply.
NRO Zipline is located four miles west of Bennett Springs State Park, off of Route 64; watch for our Zipline signs.
Reservations are highly recommended. Tickets: $40.
Reservations must be made by telephone.
Paradise Parasail has been providing family fun on the Lake of the Ozarks for more than 20 years. We have time-proven experience and safety you can trust. Our experienced USCG captains give you the safest and most adventurous flight along miles of shoreline.
The wind naturally hoists riders aloft, while the 600-foot line sails up above the water. Once capturing the astonishing views, you have the option to take a variety of free fall dips: select a relaxing dip that just allows your toes to touch the water; try a thrilling free fall that gets you soaked.
When you are visiting Lake of the Ozarks, we guarantee the best ride anywhere. Located at Captain Mike Fink’s Marina, on the Bagnell Dam strip. Prices range from $37 to $75 per person.
Guests have the opportunity to take a tandem skydive over America’s Hometown. These adventures are given by professional staff. Their videographers will video the entire experience so you can enjoy it many times over.
A tandem skydive is the ultimate adventure. After a thirty-minute orientation, you and your certified instructor suit up and climb aboard one of our aircraft. A tandem skydive is a great way to experience the thrill of skydiving while under the close supervision of an experienced instructor. If you are interested in becoming a licensed skydiver, we offer an Accelerated Freefall Training program.
The carousel was created by the Dentzel Company of Philadelphia in the 1920s; installed in 1929 at the Forest Park Highlands. In 1987, it was restored to its original beauty and installed in a climate-controlled building in Faust Park. The gift shop carries unique carousel related items, T-shirts, books, water globes, music boxes, postcards, balloons, children’s toys, and goodie bags for birthday parties.
The St. Louis Carousel can be reserved for birthday parties and private functions. The St. Louis Carousel hosts special programs and events throughout the year. We are closed the first three weeks of January each year.
Visit our website for details. Cost: $2; younger than 1, free; younger than 4 must ride with an adult. Reservations required for groups larger than 30.
The Vigilante’s launching point is the open-air deck of Inspiration Tower, 170 feet above the ground, on Inspiration Point at the Shepherd of the Hills.
The Vigilante ZipRider operates four parallel cables, carrying guests one-half mile, at speeds reaching 50 mph, across the 160-acre Shepherd of the Hills homestead. The Vigilante is a seated, hands-free, no-worry experience, where guests only have to sit back and enjoy the ride.
The Vigilante is open to riders 75 pounds to 275 pounds, who are between 52 inches and 80 inches tall. Does not operate during bad weather. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call or visit our website for reservations or information.
The name Vigilante pays homage to our unique heritage. The Baldknobbers were a group of vigilantes that were infamous in the Ozark Mountains in the late 1800s and play an important role in The Shepherd of the Hills story.
Zip and Dip Zip Line Adventures is open for thrills at The Off-Sets, in Mine La Motte. The Off-Sets is an old quarry that features water more than 50 feet deep and cliffs up to 50 feet high. It is a popular swimming, diving and scuba location.
You can zip over the water-filled quarry from a starting point in the forest. Our goal is to provide a safe, fun facility for everyone. There are three zip lines running across the quarry: two have wet landings; one is a dry landing.
Note: The actual location is in Mine La Motte, four miles north of Fredericktown.
Our Treetop Tour involves traversing the treetop canopy on nine different cables, about 90 feet above the ground and up to 1,000 feet long. This two-hour tour is great for kids as young as 3 up to age 103.
Our Extreme Tour involves traversing the treetop canopy on 15 different cables, spanning distances of up to 3,250 feet, and as high as 380 feet above the ground. During this three-hour tour, you navigate swinging bridges and utilize multiple suspended platforms. This tour is recommended for people ages 5 to 103.
We offer Night Time Tours for those who really want an adrenaline rush. Our zipline course covers 120 acres of beautiful Ozark Mountain country. It was designed by Universal Zipline Technology to ensure the safest adventure possible.
Open daily, March through November; open Fri.-Sun., December through February.
At Turtle Hill Eco-Park, we combine serious fun with getting in touch with nature and learning in a fun and friendly, laid back atmosphere. Zippy's Ziplines developed three unique zip rides with nearly 2000 feet of zip line fun!
Hang out in the park to have a picnic, swing on the swings, play a game of Horse Shoes or Hillbilly (Ladder) Golf, lounge in a hammock, or take in the fantastic lake views and abundant wildlife. Enjoy exploring trails of unspoiled nature on Turtle Hill that is a natural oasis filled with beauty, giving you a sense of being in an exclusive hidden gem of the Ozarks.
We are totally off the grid and strive to make Turtle Hill as eco-friendly as possible while always emphasizing the "Six R's": REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, RECLAIM, REPURPOSE, and RECREATION!
Check out our website for more info on pricing and reservations. We hope that you will enjoy Turtle Hill as much as we do and make it your private park at the Lake!
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