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Address: 2011 South Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457
Phone Number: +1 860-638-4754
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center is home to Connecticut's...

EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center is home to Connecticut's only fully-guided zip line canopy adventure. EMPOWER's canopy course features over a half mile of long and fast zip lines, 2 "Indiana Jones" suspension bridges or 2 traversing elements (cargo net and multi-vine tight wire) and 8 platforms located 45-75 up in the forest canopy.

EMPOWER professional guides pride themselves on keeping guests 100% safe 100% of the time; and are encourage, fun, supportive and entertaining.

EMPOWER offers adventures for people from all walks of life; no group affiliation required and no-minimum group size for reservation. EMPOWER also features an array of group programming (corporate, school/camp, athletic teams and more)!

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Fun time !!!

A couple of us went and had a lot of fun. It's really well organized and well run. While fun is their goal it is also a safety minded experience. The staff is friendly and stay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2015
Bradt255
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Madison, Connecticut
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Madison, Connecticut
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291 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

A couple of us went and had a lot of fun. It's really well organized and well run. While fun is their goal it is also a safety minded experience. The staff is friendly and stay focused on everyone's safety. Really good time and it only takes a couple hours of time.

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Dan J, Owner at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Hello Brad, thank you for the great review; we are so happy that you had a fun and safe adventure experience during your visit at EMPOWER! We hope you enjoyed the Fall Foliage during your visit. Have a great Holiday Season! Dan More 

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142 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

First time zip lining. I was at first nervous and a bit apprehensive, but after a few zips all that went away. Very well run. I will do this again.

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Dan J, Owner at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Hello Dave S. Thank you for the great review of EMPOWER Leadership Sports & Adventure Center. I'm glad to hear that you were able to overcome your initial nerves and complete the course! Thanks for the visit and we look forward to guiding your through your next tree top adventure! Zip On!!! Dan More 

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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My sister and I went to Empower for a zip lining adventure. It was a blast! Our guides Wolfgang and Tom(?) were very knowledgeable and kind. This was our first zip lining so I was very nervous. Now, I can't wait to go again- it was great! Our group ranged in age from teenagers to me in my 50s and... More 

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Dan J, Owner at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Hello Maureen H., thank you for the review and I'm glad to hear that you had such an enjoyable experience during your zip line canopy adventure at EMPOWER. I'll be sure to pass along your note to Tom and Wolfgang. Congratulations for working through your nerves and completing the course; you should be proud! We look forward to leading you... More 

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84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Dan and the crew at Empower offered our company a memorable experience! What is nice, is that it is structured for every skill level. Our group felt safe, secure and most of all entertained! There are definitely some areas where one's athleticism is put to the test. The scavenger hunt was also awesome. When thinking about your next Team building... More 

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california
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I went with a couple friends to celebrate a milestone birthday. The facility was easy to find and clean, the staff was friendly and funny, and the course was exhilarating. We did the zip line tour and it went by very quickly. I would recommend adding on the canopy plus tree climbs to make a full morning or afternoon out.

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Thank movingeast3
West Hartford, Connecticut
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132 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

We were four middle aged woman looking for something fun to do. I was the only one who had ziplined before. One of the four was afraid of heights. All 4 of us loved empower ziplining! It was a beautiful fall day and we were 7.5 stories up in the trees. You are 100% safe and led by excellent guides.... More 

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Did the moonlight ziplining and it was an exceptional experience. The staff members were friendly and helpful, the course itself was fun and challenging, and it was overall a wonderful time.

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Joe D, Owner at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Hi Christine; thanks for the great review! I am glad you enjoyed the Moonlight experience. I hope to see you back again soon for one of our other events! More 

CT
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The staff that work here really love their jobs so it makes zip lining that much more enjoyable. It was easy to reserve a spot, easy to get to, and the tour goes by quickly. A fun two hours :)

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Thank Kate G
Joe D, Owner at Empower Leadership Sports & Adventure Center, responded to this review

Hi Kate! Thank you for recognizing our staff! We strive to make everyone's experience special at EMPOWER! It is always nice to hear when we succeed! More 

Natick, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is the second time I been ziplining and it was really fun. We had Lucas and Chris and they were great. The ziplining course had a "challenge obstacle." We got to choose from a cargo net and tight rope or go over two bridges. I chose to do the bridges. They were harder (mentally) than I thought and Lucas... More 

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Middletown, Connecticut
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105 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Came here for the Halloween zipline and boy was it a blast! Going here is like a vacation getaway doing something so fun! staff was great! they educated all of us and away we went. It was cool to go ziplining at night with spooky lights. too bad the halloween dressed up guys weren't too scary (I could see how... More 

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