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Sandy River Outdoor Adventure

147 Monroe Church Rd, Rice, VA 23966-2500
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What a wonderful place!

Our family of 4 had a great time at Sandy River! We stayed in one of the lovely tipis -- very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lmoerner
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Richmond, Virginia
Great long weekend getaway

We and our three kids enjoyed our long weekend at Sandy River. We liked the zip lines, kayaking on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Scott H
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Sandy River Outdoor Adventures is the largest aerial adventure park in central Virginia, offering over 60 obstacles including 20 zip lines!! With state of the art safety equipment, and professional staff you are sure to have a tree-mendous time challenging yourself to new heights! Have a team building or adventure education group? Give us a call! New this year, bike rentals and repairs as well as canoe and kayak trips on the lake or river! For ages 7 years and up. Reserve online-space is limited. HOURS: Spring - March 25 - May 26 (Saturday & Sunday) Spring Break Special Hours: April 6 - 16 OPEN Everyday! Summer: Everyday & Saturdays and extra 5:30 pm climb session Fall: Sept 5 - Nov 27 (Saturday & Sunday) Special Group Hours available upon request.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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147 Monroe Church Rd, Rice, VA 23966-2500
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"ropes course"
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"different levels"
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"high ropes"
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"physical challenge"
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"safety gear"
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"challenging courses"
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"fear of heights"
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"team building"
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"black diamond"
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"amazing fun"
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"own pace"
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"the staff was super friendly"
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"lots of fun"
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"whole family"
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"awesome experience"
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"high bridge trail"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 4 had a great time at Sandy River! We stayed in one of the lovely tipis -- very comfortable. We kayaked on the nearby reservoir, biked the High Bridge trail and did the ropes course. We also checked out Farmville -- lots...More

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Candice S, Owner at Sandy River Outdoor Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we greatly appreciate it. We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to having you back in the future!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We and our three kids enjoyed our long weekend at Sandy River. We liked the zip lines, kayaking on the reservoir, and biking to and from the high bridge. The presence of the animals on the farm was an added bonus; we retrieved eggs from...More

Thank Scott H
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Candice S, Owner at Sandy River Outdoor Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Keep adventuring!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started our day renting bikes in town and going on an amazing bike ride on high bridge trail. Rates were so reasonable and the entrance to the trail is right next to the bike shop. They even have bikes with seats on the back...More

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Candice S, Owner at Sandy River Outdoor Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! Keep adventuring, and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Sandy River in a teepee that were excellent. If you like to enjoying the outdoors, having a campfire but yet the convenience of full bathroom, bed and the internet this is the place to stay. Everyone one were super friendly. We enjoyed...More

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Candice S, Owner at Sandy River Outdoor Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for staying with us! So glad you enjoyed your time here! Keep adventuring!!

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

We stayed at the Eagle's nest last weekend, this is our second stay in the cabin, to attend our son's graduation from Hampden-Sydney College. The cabin is fantastic and the staff are wonderful. We had eight people, from 85 years to 5 years old, staying...More

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Candice S, Owner at Sandy River Outdoor Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, we greatly appreciate it! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to have you back here soon!

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

We had started off reserving one of the tipis. But, decided to change to a cabin as it suited the needs of the three of us better. The owners had thought of everything. There was not a need that we had that was not already...More

Thank manthorn5
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Candice S, Owner at Sandy River Outdoor Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Thank you for staying with us!! So glad that you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to seeing you again! Have a great summer!

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Our Scout troop planned a ropes and zipline weekend at Sandy River this past weekend. For some of our scouts it was their 3rd time and others their first, including me. I am one of the Scoutmasters and in my late 40s. I have to...More

Thank Joel W
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Candice S, Owner at Sandy River Outdoor Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Hi Joel, I am so glad to hear you all had a great time! We enjoyed working with your group and hope to have you back again in the future with more first time adventurers! Not everyone gets to say they completed almost all the...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018

Sandy River Outdoor Adventure is an amazing location. The owners was so pleasant and helpful. This is a location that I think of often and will visit again and again. There is so much more to do than zip line. The area itself has a...More

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Candice S, Owner at Sandy River Outdoor Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving a review! We are happy to hear you had a fun adventure with us. We hope to have you back soon

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

I spent about 2 hours on the adventure course with my 12 year old daughter and her 11 year old friend. The staff were great. The course is challenging but well marked for degree of difficulty so most people shouldn’t have any trouble finding the...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to go. Whenever visitors come in from out of state we take them here for the obstacle course and zip line. Everyone loves it. We could not have more fun. The owners and staff are always so friendly...More

Thank bzranch
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Jerry P
July 10, 2016|
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Response from Spencer N |
What would happen, depending on how long you have been in the park, is that the staff who have all been trained in lowering climbers would use their devices to lower you to the ground from whichever course you happen to be... More
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Sarah a
June 18, 2016|
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Response from Todd T | Reviewed this property |
There are staff that are with you the entire time you are on the ropes course. Hey train you at the beginning and are very positive and encouraging during the course time which will be around 2 hours.
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dayzie73
July 23, 2015|
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Response from Spencer N |
To the park? Sure, however there is no lake or stream within the park for you to use. About half a mile from the park is the Sandy River Resivuar which you can always use and park your car at, or you can rent a canoe or... More
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