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The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

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Address: 16701 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860-1100
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+1 240-389-4386
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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!) Advanced group reservations welcome 7 days a week.

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I liked the atmosphere and the challenge that I received from each of the courses I did.

I would recommend this place to all my friends my bf and I has so much fun and was even a little sore from all the exercise we did. We definitely plan to go back this summer.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Amanda N
Hartly, Delaware
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Hartly, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend this place to all my friends my bf and I has so much fun and was even a little sore from all the exercise we did. We definitely plan to go back this summer.

1 Thank Amanda N
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The obstacles are challenging, work your core, and challenge your thoughts about the shape of your body. It's fun and if you're quick to catch on and not whine about anything then riding on a zip line is extremely fun!

Thank caleb h
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I have now taken 5 of our grandchildren to this wonderful, safe outdoor activity. It is great for children to face healthy challenges successfully. It raises their self esteem. The staff has always been wonderful, and the campfire enabled us to toast the marshmallows we brought! stuart

Thank stuartbaseball
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Our boy scout troop camped out overnight and did the ropes courses the next day. It was one of our best troop campouts so far!

Thank John M
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

My kids & I visited on a cold December Saturday, but still had a fantastic time. When climbing, we didn't feel the cold. When we were done, there was a campfire to keep the warmth going.

Thank LFGP62
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I have to say that this was a great day. My 6 year old son had the opportunity to zipline and froze. Since then he's been begging me to try again to conquer his fear so I did some searching. When I came across Adventure Park, the customer service reps replied to my email inquiries quickly and were so understanding.... More 

Thank Turtletraxx
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

An amazing staff and multiple courses and skill levels make this an outstanding site for Birthday Parties.

Thank wegoodell
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had so much fun it is unbelievable. The whole thing was great. My wife, my children and myself had a blast!

Thank rcubillos2001
Greenbelt, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We chose Sandy Spring Adventure Park as our Community Bonding Day. It was perfect. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The park is the perfect immersion in nature experience. Students and adults at every level were challenged. They had many opportunities to help each other and cheer for each others' successes. We celebrated all the ways our adventure changed the... More 

1 Thank KMS725
Hyattsville, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were a group of 50+ of all ages. There were challenges suitable for all of us...from 5yrs old to 50 yrs old. Guides very visible throughout the day and helpful. Traffic on courses flowed nicely, no long waits. Many in our group were first time visitors, like me, others were return guests. I will definitely return!

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4 months ago
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.

8 months ago

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