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Address: 6129 Needwood Lake Drive, Rockville, MD 20855
Phone Number: +1 800-971-8271
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Description: It’s not in the dictionary, but if it was, Go Ape would be described as a...
It’s not in the dictionary, but if it was, Go Ape would be described as a ‘tree top adventure’.That means we build giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, and top it all off with the world's best zip lines.We then equip people with harnesses, pulleys and carabiners, give them a 30 minute safety briefing and training and let them loose into the forest canopy, free to swing through the trees. Of course, instructors are always on hand, regularly patrolling the forests (not in monkey suits unfortunately!)The result is spectacular. The Go Ape experience gets the adrenalin pumping, gets people out of their comfort zones and above all (no pun intended), it’s just great fun.
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This place was awesome. Went with my wife on a crisp fall afternoon and we had a great time. After a quick training session they turn you loose to work your way through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Go ape is a very nice ropes course and very well run. I gave it 4 stars because having been there twice and used the more difficult path both times, there wasn't a lot of thrill in it the second time.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This place was awesome. Went with my wife on a crisp fall afternoon and we had a great time. After a quick training session they turn you loose to work your way through the course. There is a little bit of waiting for the folks ahead of you to make it across each obstacle but it's nice to just chat... More 

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

hi my name is Doris Sosa from Orlando Florida I visit this attraction on April first it was very fun is great for every ages if you want to burn calories definitely you will burn it here

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

i had kids from ages 10 to 18 and they all loved it!! (so did dad) The instructors were witty and friendly, the course was clean and fresh. The views were amazing and the park is beautiful. Great experience and i would definitely go back!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A fantastic outing with a great emphasis on instruction and safety provided by a well trained staff. Wear clothes you don't mind getting a little dirt on, and that can breathe.

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Germantown, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Go Ape was an amazing experience where you can step out of your comfort zone and see the world from within the trees. Before this trip, I was still a little scared of heights, but I still recommend this for people who are scared of heights. There are six zip lines and two tarzan swings. We felt that it as... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Go Ape is right in Needwood Park. Great for all levels- perfect amount of thrill and fun. Reasonably priced as well.

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Washington DC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We decided to try Go Ape in preparation for our trip to Costa Rica where we anticipate doing zip lining. The first three stops went fine. I did not realize that I had fear of heights until I realized that I had reached a point of no return - that is I just have to swing forward because I cannot... More 

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Newark, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I'am seriously scared of heights but with the support of my co-workers was able to complete GO Ape and it was all worth it. The view from the zip lining was very beautiful.

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Northern VA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We had a great time here during a family get together. Our group of 13 ranged in age from 13 to 52 and it was fun for all. The staff does a great job with training/safety instructions and after that they let you go off and enjoy! Lots of different obstacles and some great zip lines. Not for those with... More 

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