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The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

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Address: 16701 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860-1100
Phone Number: +1 240-389-4386
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The largest Adventure Park in North America. Challenge Yourself! 187...

The largest Adventure Park in North America. Challenge Yourself! 187 Platforms high in The Trees, covering 5 acres, interconnected by zip lines, ropes, obstacles, challenges and fun! 13 Separate courses, 6 difficulty levels, from beginner to insane. Unlimited climbing for 3 hours. Ages 5 - 84 (so far!) Summer Hours Monday-Friday: 9AM-10PM, Saturday: 8AM-10PM. Sunday: 8AM-8PM. Twilight Climbs start 3 hours before closing! Advanced group reservations welcome 7 days a week.

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Older people can have fun too

I am 71, my husband 77. We took our grandaughter and her friend (8yo) to the park. My husband opted not to climb as he is not good with heights. My grandaughter and her friend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Gwencee2003
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am 71, my husband 77. We took our grandaughter and her friend (8yo) to the park. My husband opted not to climb as he is not good with heights. My grandaughter and her friend and I did the purples, yellows and then went for a green- easy right. No the green was very challengening for us. The one friend... More 

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Thank Gwencee2003
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This week I took four 13 and 14 year-olds to Adventure Park. One had previously done the black course, and after completing other courses, the four turned to the black course. I followed them and witnessed their frustrations with some of the aerial feats required. E.g., the phone pole-like portion after climbing up the board track and then the shifting... More 

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Thank KristineB28970
Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm 14 and I go to adventure park every year. I have always loved climbing, and this year I conquered the double black course, even though it's meant for 15+! It is extremely challenging. There's a challenge for everyone!

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Thank cheryljiazhenzhang
Lake Ridge, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have visited The Adventure Park every summer for several years and have always enjoyed it very much. It is a very active 3+ hours and it does require some stamina and a bit of strength, depending on which courses you choose, but most of all it requires you to conquer your fears and do something exciting! There are lots... More 

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Thank Francis D
Arlington, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did not understand from the website that this is primarily a ropes course type of park. We thought it was a zip line park. This should be made more clear on the web site. We would not have gone if we knew what it was. We're older and even the easiest elements were uncomfortably challenging. We have been zip... More 

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Thank pattiaaron1
Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 14-year old grandson to the Park during a recent visit. All of the staff, both greeting, administrative, and safety, were very professional and service-oriented. Unfortunately, a lightening strike was approaching, so he had to get off the ropes. The staff did a great job with the evacuation in the woods - orderly and swift. We decided not... More 

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Thank Beth L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all had a great time! I'm wasn't sure if the teenagers and the pre-teens would all enjoy the courses but they did! Us adults got have fun too thanks to the great support and guidance from the staff.

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Thank Jessie C
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son is 11 and he loves the place! He would go every week. You get 3 hours to climb and zip for under $50. There are many courses to choose from. They start out easy for little kids and old Mommy's like me. They go to Double Black Diamond for full adrenaline junkies. It is completely safe as you... More 

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Thank PurpleSRC
New Market
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second year my son, 9, and I have been here. He loves it!!!! I have a great time as well. I do recommend doing some research before you go. You need to be a certain age before you can do certain courses. This is because smaller children cannot complete the harder courses, they are simply not big... More 

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Thank robertashleyd
Hyattsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my godson (age 7) on the Labyrinth and we both had the best time. Staff was absolutely wonderful with him, making sure he knew how to work the clips and encouraging him in positive ways.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland

How does the park avoid long wait times at each obstacle?

Hello ~ sent this email directly to the Park Manager and have not received an acknowledgement and/or response. While we returned during the day and payed more, we'd like to try the Twilight Adventure but are hesitant based on our last experience, Any insight on whether or not the park has a process in place to ensure no "back-ups"/long waits at each obstacle? We certainly did not get our money's worth of zip lining on this evening:

This past Saturday night, we surprised my son and took him and a couple of his friends (ages 13, 14 and 15) so they could experience the park in the evening. The weather was absolutely perfect and they couldn't wait to get started!

After training, off they went ... huge smiles on their faces and high-fiving all the way to the start of the courses. As parents, we thought we'd earned some brownie points and high-fived as well!

When we came back at 10pm for pick-up, to our shock and surprise, all 3 of them were sitting on a bench looking pretty despondent and the mood was somber (the complete opposite of when we left). I asked how things went and they said it was a huge disappointment. They didn't get to zipline much during the 2 hours they were there and clearly, they were upset. We were all hoping that this would be a night for them to remember and felt awful for the boys. We rode home in silence, and in an attempt to salvage the evening, I promised we'd go again and perhaps even try another park in the area. That perked them up a little.

Apparently, it was great at first, especially when they felt like they had the park to themselves after 3-4 obstacles. Then all of a sudden, they caught up with a group of 3 20-something year old girls. This is when things went awry.

These girls took an inordinate amount of time getting from one obstacle to the next. They'd start out by taking numerous selfies and then waited for each girl to get to the other side before moving onto the next platform. They used this "process" (selfies first, then waiting for each other on the other side of the ziplines before starting the next) the entire way through the obstacle. By the time the boys finished this 1 single obstacle (well over an hour!) all the others in the park (the ones they really wanted to hit) were shut down. The only ones left were the easy ones (purple and yellow).

I asked if there was an employee in the park who either went with them as a guide or was simply walking around and monitoring the pace at which people moved through the obstacles, thinking that this could have helped to move these girls along. The boys said no and there was absolutely nothing they could do to address the situation. They basically felt "trapped" and just followed behind these girls.

I thought that by sharing this experience with you (vs. complain about it on social media), you'd have a chance to address what could possibly be an ongoing problem that others have encountered. It surprised me that there aren't staff members walking around through the park (or even "stationed" at platforms), ensuring that the traffic is flowing and people are moving at a good pace through the obstacles.

While the whole concept of ziplining in the evening was super exciting, we may just opt to go during the day. I'm hoping they'll want to give SS Adventure Park another try!

Thanks for the opportunity to share this feedback.

1 month ago

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