Adventures Ahead: Zip, Float and Trot through Missouri


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Missouri is made for adventure tours: ride a zipline; navigate the streets on a Segway; even climb aboard a floating gondola.
Author: Scott McCullough

Ziplining and Other Adventure Tours in Missouri

Need a break from the usual routine? Tired of walking everywhere? Missouri holds plenty of not-so-usual adventures, on the ground, on the water and through the air.

Zip Lines in Missouri – Feel The Adrenaline

Missouri is one of the best zipline destinations in the Midwest. Feed your need for adrenaline above majestic Missouri terrain at these great ziplines in Missouri.

Ride a Zipline near Branson

Want more ziplines? Zip Line USA, located in Reeds Spring is perfect for adventure tours in the Show-M State. Does your idea of fun, involves traversing from one platform to another along a steel cable suspended up to 380 feet above the forest floor, traveling distances of 500-3,200 feet between platforms? It does now. They offer several choices, including a nighttime “lantern light” tour for ages 12 and older.

Adventure Tours in the Great Outdoors

Ziplines in Missouri aren't for everyone. If your preferred method of transportation has hooves instead of wheels, Black River Traditions Ranch is the place for you. This Annapolis, Missouri, spot operates guided trail rides in the hills along the Black River. Take your horse or ride one of theirs. Overnight horse boarding is available. Take a private or semi-private lesson and hit the trail for a guided ride. Special rides can be customized for your family.

Enjoy the serenity of the Ozarks while floating on a cool, spring-fed stream. Akers Ferry Canoe Outfitters, located in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways national park,  21 miles south of Salem, has everything you need for trips as short as two hours, to as long as several days. Canoe, kayak and tube rentals are available.  

Segway in St. Louis

Have an exciting trip riding a Segway with the folks at Glide St. Louis Tours. Never been on a Segway? Not to worry – each tour begins with a training session. Once aboard your personal transporter, prepare for an unforgettable two to three hour, guided adventure tour somewhere in the Gateway City. Operating April through October, three locations are available: Forest Park; downtown St. Louis; and the historic Soulard and Lafayette Square neighborhoods.

Adventure Tours
on the Water and Up In the Air

Prefer to relax and enjoy the scenery while letting someone else take care of the steering and navigation? Ambiance on the Water – Gondola Ride fits the bill perfectly (operating April-November). For years, visitors to the Country Club Plaza area in Kansas City have enjoyed this extraordinary trip where you feel all of the magic and romance of Venice – only a bit closer to home. The Country Club Plaza is an outdoor shopping district with more than 150 shops, dozens of fine restaurants, and entertainment venues. It was the first shopping center in the world designed to accommodate shoppers arriving by automobile.

You can get up-up-and-away at Air Lake Aviation in Osage Beach, for an eagle’s eye look at the Lake of the Ozarks. Professional pilots operating out of the Grand Glaize Airport plan a flight based upon what you want to see. Reservations are required.

Whether you visit the exciting ziplines in Missouri, glide through St. Louis on a Segway or float a Kansas City canal in a gondola, these adventure tours in Missouri are sure to please.


  Zip Line USA
Our Ridgerunner Zipline Tour involves traversing the treetop canopy on nine different cables, spanning ...

  Black River Traditions Ranch
Bring your own horse; we have miles of trails to ride. There is overnight horse boarding on-site. Lessons ...

  Akers Ferry Canoe Rental
Canoe, kayak, inner tube and small raft floats. Facilities include pool, dining, general store, hot ...

  Ozark National Scenic Riverways - National Park Service
The Ozark National Scenic Riverways is America’s first congressionally designated national park ...

  Glide St. Louis Tours
Exciting and unique guided tours riding a Segway personal transporter: downtown St. Louis; Forest Park; ...

  Ambiance on the Water - Gondola Ride
No trip to Kansas City's fabulous Country Club Plaza would be complete without a graceful and romantic ...

  Country Club Plaza Shopping & Dining District
This entire 15-block district is home to more than 150 upscale shops, dozens of fine restaurants, nightclubs ...

  Air Lake Aviation
We offer scenic tours of the Lake of the Ozarks and surrounding areas. AirLake Aviation offers 30-minute ...