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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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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 scout outing

My scout troop went here at my recommendation and we were all impressed. I had been here before a couple of times and I was able to share the most valuable piece of advice, get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mike E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My scout troop went here at my recommendation and we were all impressed. I had been here before a couple of times and I was able to share the most valuable piece of advice, get here before other people. We scheduled our arrival for 8:00 on a Saturday morning, even though that meant getting up early. I arrived at 7:45... More 

Thank Mike E
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All - had my daughter's party here with 60 kids and included the "glow in the park" feature. THE BEST PARTY EVER!!! Matt was phenomenal to work with and the kids had an absolute BLAST. Highly recommend for any size party!

Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was nice to know that the safety of our climbs were the first and foremost of every employee concern with each customer. The climbs were great, intriguing, simple, and just when you weren't ready....a little bit harder to maneuver. But the guides and group friends are always there to help you succeed to the next platform! The employees were... More 

Thank brendastacy
Severna Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first time I visited the Adventure Park. It was thrilling and challenging. There is something for all levels of skill. I especially liked the aerial courses. I am 68 years old and stuck to the green courses (medium skill). They were challenging and fun. A great workout while having fun. The staff are incredible. Very helpful and... More 

Thank William S
takoma park, md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is now our 3rd or 4th visit to the park and it never fails to challenge us. We're a family of 4 (ages 13-52) and it's a great way to spend time together. The safety briefing is very thorough and the gear and elements are well-maintained. We had no problems with bugs but there were bees around the trash... More 

Thank FinlayTP
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful way to spend a few hours outside. There are climbing courses for every level, from the very basic to highly athletic/challenging. When I go on the highest course I get a great work out. They take safety very seriously, so parents rest assured it is a great activity for children.

Thank mmilgraum
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went today with a 1:30 reservation. We spent an hour getting suited up and given our safety briefing, pretty typical. However, after that everything went into slow motion. In the end we only managed to get through 3 routes in three hours. The lines to get on the routes, and then the routes themselves were long waits which really... More 

Thank Bob E
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to The Adventure Park as a family (kids 11 & 10) on what we knew would be a busy day - holiday weekend and beautiful weather. For the first hour there was a lot of waiting - waiting to get out ticket, waiting to be met by staff, waiting to get our harnesses, waiting to get the safety... More 

Thank Rebecky75
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make a reservation online for the time you want to be there and be sure to arrive about 20 minutes in advance. You will love the challenge, the location, the beauty of the trees and the woods - all of it. There are many levels of course for different ages, so nearly everyone will find something fun. We even took... More 

Thank Donna K
Severn, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I visited the park on a busy Saturday. Even with several birthday parties in attendance, the wait to get our harnesses was short and we were on the ropes in no time. The staff was so friendly and even stopped to chat and ask how our experience was going. The courses were challenging, but we were able... More 

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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.

2 months ago

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