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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
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Fri 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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!) Fall Hours Wed-Friday: 3PM-10PM, Saturday: 8AM-10PM. Sunday: 8AM-10PM. Twilight Climbs start 3 hours before closing! Advanced group reservations welcome 7 days a week.

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Great time with my 7-year old daughter

What a fantastic day my daughter and I had this past weekend! The staff are extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Got there in our reservation time window and were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Stan M
Rockville, Maryland
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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fantastic day my daughter and I had this past weekend! The staff are extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Got there in our reservation time window and were climbing within 30 minutes. Can't wait to do it again!

Thank Stan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took our family of 5 for under 200 and had a 5 yr old and 2 elementary aged children and had an amazing time. Going back multiple times. So many courses and there was a lot of people but not a lot of wait time. You get a quick safety brief that is easy to understand and they let you... More 

Thank Thomas H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We showed up during our timed window entry and we were ziplining 30 minutes later. We started on the least challenging and the kids went their seperate ways (together) afterwards to do the more challenging lines. It was a fun time and we will be back soon! People there were nice and have a pic taken at the begining of... More 

Thank KetelAndCran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time zip lining and had a blast! There is something here for every age and every level. The staff is super helpful. We are already planning our next visit!

Thank Angela C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My 11 year old son & I visit Adventure Park from Baltimore about once per year. What a wonderful day we had 3 days ago-our most recent visit. The easier courses we had a great time doing together. And I enjoyed watching him on the harder ones! Beautiful setting & such a unique activity to do together.

Thank nkvmd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went here with my husband and 2 daughters, ages 9 and 12. We all climb in the gym regularly, so are used to heights and the harness equipment used there. All four of us were comfortable with the courses, and also found many things to challenge us. We climbed for more than 3 hours, and all of us found it... More 

Thank Pamela B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I chaperoned my son's 7th grade field trip and we all had a blast. Many of his classmates have never left the city (although this place is only 30+ mins from DC) and/or don't push themselves physically but there's something for everyone at AP. The courses are challenging but so much fun. The weather was great and the instructors/guides were... More 

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Byron B, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review! We are so glad to here that you all had a great time at the park. We love it when our guests are able to push their boundaries and have a ton of fun. We hope to see you in the trees again soon! Byron Bell Operations Manager The Adventure Park at Sandy... More 

Columbia MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Super cool team corporate team building experience. The challenges were fun and had appropriate difficulty levels to keep everyone interested and challenged. The faculty very well run. You can be very high in the trees with no apparent supervision (although staff is always nearby). I will be back to bring the teens.

Thank Parrotheadpirate
Vienna, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with a group of 7 of us ranging from 8-45y.o. Everyone had an awesome time and everyone could find a course at their comfort/challenge level. Staff are great and very attentive. Most fun I have had with my kids in awhile, can't wait to go again!

Thank susanshopping
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a group of moms and kids ranging from 9-16 and everyone had a blast! Even when one young one got a bit nervous, the staff was amazing and was extremely helpful.

Thank beccaboo3142

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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.

3 months ago

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