Louisville August 06, 2017
There’s An Adventure Park Hiding Near Louisville And You Need To Visit
Looking for something new and exciting to do around Louisville? Head out this awesome adventure park in Jefferson Memorial Forest called Go Ape. It has activities for all ages and includes thrilling obstacles like zip-lines, rope climbs, rope swings, and rail track walks. If this sounds like the perfect adventure for you, check out the article below to learn more.
Go Ape adventure course is located at 11311 Mitchell Hill Rd #101, Fairdale, KY 40118, in Jefferson Memorial Forest.
Go Ape is a journey through the forest canopy that includes exhilarating obstacle courses, zip lines, and rope swings. It is an amazing adventure for kids or adults of any age and offers an opportunity to explore the forest in a way you never thought was possible. There's a child-friendly course for those under 10 years old, and a regular course for those ages 10 and up with parental consent.
You'll start off at the check-in office.
Here you will sign safety waivers and learn all you need to know before starting your treetop adventure. There's a 30-minute safety briefing so that you're fully prepared for the obstacles ahead.
Then the journey begins!
Once you have your tickets, sign the papers, and get harnessed in by Go Ape employees, you're ready to begin your adventure through the beautiful canopy of Jefferson Memorial Forest! The obstacles range in difficulty and many of them are surprisingly challenging. Remember to go at your own pace and enjoy the beautiful view around you.
You'll be up in the air a while, so take your time.
The adult course takes an estimated 2-3 hours, depending on your pace. It's definitely a day-long adventure and well worth the entrance fee, which is $38 for kids ages 10-15, and $58 for ages 16 and up.
There's a total of five exciting climbs.
Each climb challenges you in unique ways. If you're not used to this type of physical activity, that's fine! There are places to rest after each course so that you don't overexert yourself.
Remember to stay hydrated!
Climbing and swinging can make you sweat, especially on a hot summer day in Kentucky. Go Ape provides water stations at the start of each of the five courses, as well as benches to rest on. Take as much time as you need to relax. It's a beautiful place to simply sit and enjoy the view!
Conquer your fears.
Go Ape is a place for everyone to enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of the forest canopy. The company encourages people to conquer their fear of heights by taking on one of these incredible adventure courses. Although it might be scary for some at first, it's true that the best way to get over a fear is to push yourself out of your comfort zone! Once you get up into the air and start walking the obstacles, you'll realize being at such a height is one of the most amazing and exhilarating experiences. Of course, Go Ape employees are there to help if you feel uncomfortable.
Step across this widely-spaced rail track.
Even if you don't have a fear of heights, missing a step on one of these rail tracks will make your heart leap. It's one of the most thrilling experiences you can find near Louisville.
Feel the breeze on your face as you zip through the trees.
If you're a fan of zip-lining or have ever wanted to try it, this is a great place to go. There's no feeling like flying through the trees, watching the scenery rush by around you!
Are you ready to try this tree top adventure? Let us know in the comments! If you’re a fan of outdoor adventure, check out
this article about another adventure park in Kentucky.