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Go Ape!

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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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Amazing Time!

I went here last week with a friend at 9am. After filling the the paperwork, we were met with our host who put us through a quick safety course. It was very informative and easy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2014
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I went here last week with a friend at 9am. After filling the the paperwork, we were met with our host who put us through a quick safety course. It was very informative and easy to learn. There were five teenagers in the group we were put together with, but our host kindly told my friend and I that we... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Myself my daughter and my son had the most fantastic time at The Forest of Dean Go Ape. Amazing zip wires Tarzan jumps Tree tops activities.Jo our safety Officer she was very thorough and a delightful girl.I would certainly recommend going .We will go again for sure .

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Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This attraction, by far, is one of the best short adventures I have been on. Myself and the family had no idea what we were getting into, My daughter, afraid of heights, had a wonderful time. My husband, a retired military man found it challenging but fun and my grandson 14, had a experience to tell when he returns home.... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I went to GoApe for a bit of weekend fun and exercise, expecting only ziplines. We were pleasantly surprised by the variety of crossings and obstacles (the Tarzan Swing and the crossing with the rings were my two favorites). Some bits require a tad more fitness than others, but overall I'd say most adults can handle the... More 

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Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I took my 10 and 13 year olds on a weekday morning. Great time to go, with only 3 other people on the course. Instructions were thorough even my 10 yr old felt ready for the course after the orientation. We had a great time and loved the entire course!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is not your zip lining adventure, This is climbing, jumping, zip lining and even skate boarding to the limit. We started at 4 on a Sunday afternoon, and we were challenged for three and a half hours of testing ourselves in ways we never had, amazing tine with family/ Six different sets to explore, we loved the gorilla jumps... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I went in April of 2013 and had an amazing time. I didn't realize just how great this course was until I went on another course this past week that couldn't hold a candle to Go Ape. Go Ape has a great in-depth safety tutorial. They absolutely make sure you know what you're doing before you go up in the... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great course - over six acres of zip linning. It's an impressive course, mostly in the air, I went on a groupon and I loved it . I can't wait to go back again.

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Though you can only go as an adult to chaperone children..... so make sure you go before everyone is too big. What great fun, after training and instruction which means you are held on by sometimes 3 clips, you stumble across wobbly plank bridges, pull yourself along wires and ropes and zoom down zip wires. We went on half term... More 

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Went for my daughters birthday..was 10 people in our group...this was my 2nd time going...went oct 2013..this place is great..staff is really good..we were late getting there due to traffic but they accommodated us w/no problems..course takes about 2-3hrs..there a 6 obstacles & in between each obstacle there is a zip line..it can be very tiring by the time you... More 

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