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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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