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“Very nicely laid out. Good views.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines
9800 US Hwy 25/70, Marshall, NC 28753
800-570-7238
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Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Marshall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: French Broad Rafting and Ziplines is only 24 Miles from Asheville (NC) North Carolina. FBRZ is the closest Asheville zipline /canopy tour and rafting package to Asheville, Johnson City and Greenville SC. The French Broad River is the closest whitewater rafting to Asheville NC. Whether it's the adventure and excitement of whitewater rafting or the ease and relaxation of a calm water trip, you are looking for, French Broad Rafting and Ziplines is the adventure outfitter for you, your family, or your group.
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“Very nicely laid out. Good views.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We came here as an attraction during our honeymoon. Jeff and Justin were all smiles while safely guiding us in our first zip lining experience. Good times.

Visited October 2013
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FBRE, Owner at French Broad Rafting and Ziplines, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your honeymoon plans and for taking the time to write a review.
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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“I'm an "Eagle"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My wife approached me about doing something "fun" last weekend. She had learned about French Broad Ziplines and had been on a zipline many years ago, before we met. Of course, I had been on zipline about 45 years ago, when my buddies and I found a pulley and rope and strung the rope from our treehouse to a shed. Then we attached a section of broom handle to the pulley and away we went....right into the side of the shed, unless you let go before the building stopped you.....So, ziplines have advanced!! Nicely! Our guides were Justin and Ryan, and never did my wife or I feel concerned for our safety. We had a blast, zipping along at 35 mph and braking and stopping right where we were supposed to. You also get to repel on this adventure....something else I had never experienced. What a blast! It's as much fun as the zipline itself. Again, no real safety concerns, which is not to say you don't have a moment of "am I really doing this?", but you are strapped into a harness and once you start the course, are always connected somewhere to something that can support you. It was an awesome experience!

Visited October 2013
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FBRE, Owner at French Broad Rafting and Ziplines, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Thanks for sharing your experience. Yes they have changed a lot in past few years. Glad you and your wife had a great trip with Justin and Ryan.
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“Best zip line I've done!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Jeff and Colleen were awesome guides! It was cold today but they still made it fun! Seeing the mountains while zipping was an unforgettable experience! Definitely reccomend going!!

Visited October 2013
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FBRE, Owner at French Broad Rafting and Ziplines, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Thanks for the recommendation! Jeff and Colleen had a great time taking y'all on the course.Thanks for taking the time to write a review.
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Asheville, North Carolina
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“Happy to recommend this adventure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

As owners of log cabin vacation rentals in the area (highrockrentals.com) we are often asked by our guests local recommendations. We've been telling guests for years to Raft with French Broad Rafting and now we know we can honestly recommend the Ziplines too! We took the kids and spent an afternoon Jason and Brandon. Our 11 year old daughter was very nervous going in, it took us a year to talk her into it. But by the time we were done ... well, now she wants to have her birthday party here! Great fun for everyone!

Visited October 2013
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FBRE, Owner at French Broad Rafting and Ziplines, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Thank you so much for continuing to recommend our company to your guests. We love introducing guests visiting our area to all of the awesome adventures that there is to offer.
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Clemson, South Carolina, United States
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“Highly recommend!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Thank you Kate and Thomas for such a great adventure last Sunday. The views were spectacular, leaves just starting to turn and the mountains in their Blue Ridge glory. We had not been zip lining before. I'll admit, it is way out of my wheel house. Both guides were patient and kind. It was a wonderful experience. There were all age groups in our group and the guides were fun and professional at the same time. The company has done an incredible job of building structures that feel safe and secure. They also followed best safety practices throughout the entire adventure. I say "Go For It'. Thanks again!

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FBRE, Owner at French Broad Rafting and Ziplines, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
We agree the views are “spectacular” on the course. The course does meet or exceed all standards of the ACCT and it was built with safety in mind. Thank you for noticing all of the hard work put in by the builders and staff. We could not have said it better ourselves “Go For It”.
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