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The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

16701 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860-1100
+1 240-389-4386
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Double Birthday Party with special needs!

The employees were amazing in handling and giving the Children the confidence they needed to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda L
Absolute blast!!

As a female, over 50, let me say that I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would. The mix of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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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.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“zip line” (51 reviews)
“safety briefing” (22 reviews)
“three hours” (17 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
16701 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860-1100
+1 240-389-4386
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The employees were amazing in handling and giving the Children the confidence they needed to complete each task. They were endlessly patient and understanding of the kids special requirements. We had approximately 15 high function special needs autism & Aspergers children who each COMPLETED at...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 3 days ago

As a female, over 50, let me say that I enjoyed this way more than I thought I would. The mix of fear and adrenaline was such a rush! I'm definitely going back and i highly recommend!!

Thank mdlady1965
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with our Cub Scout pack and everyone had a blast! Outstanding experience and cannot wait to go back again!

Thank Marc G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Schedule your next birthday party or office outing at this Adventure Park. Multiple levels of difficulty so everyone can feel the thrill, and talk about it afterwards. Try it at night for even more excitement. Kudos to management for fitting this park to the trees...More

Thank Steve D
Ty G, General Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad to have you out here at the Adventure Park. We agree that this is a great place to have a birthday celebration or office outing. Regardless of the age, there is something here for everybody. Thank you again for coming out and hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our eight year old granddaughters to Adventure Park not knowing how it would turn out. The climbing apparatus looked very high and dangerous. The safety jackets seemed complicated. I was glad that I would not be climbing and wondered how the kids would...More

Thank SGamer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time here. An outstanding place to spend the day with family and friends. Kids as young as 6 or as old as 65 will enjoy this challenging, exciting, well planned, constructed and maintained adventure land. Those just wanting to watch friend...More

Thank MikeWilliams8
Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Mike!!! We've made many changes this season to make sure you start climbing as quickly as possible with minimal wait time. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Start with yellow/easy ones first. Zip lines are great when u reach them. Had so much fun. Friendly& knowledgeable staff.

Thank Mia00k
Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback! Are you going to try the green courses next time? :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Other reviews and their website accurately highlight all the goodness. Although they don't mention the hilarious parents perilously trying to keep up with their children as they dangle 20 feet in the air. Not much else to add but here are the drawbacks: -I would...More

Thank superzach
Ty G, General Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you had a great tie with your entire family. Great advice to those who have never been here before. There is a course for everybody.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve zip lined in the following places before: Cape Town, South Africa, Harpers Ferry, WV, and Go Ape in Rockville, MD. Maybe the daytime zip line is better, but the night time was a total disaster — and we decided to abandon the whole idea...More

Thank MrPeteVirginiaBeach
Ty G, General Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, I am sorry that you had an uneventful experience here at the park. Please feel free to contact me personally at manager@sandyspringtrees.com so we can continue to improve everyone's experience and enjoy their next adventure.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this for a couples night (4 couples all in their 30s and 40s), all with varying levels of skill. Some went on purple and yellow, while others went on green and blue, all had fun!

Thank Beth P
Ty G, General Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you had a great time. We hope to see you back again for a date night again in the near future!

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14 October 2017|
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Response from Fred R | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they would have any problem handling your group, especially if you let them know in advance. They have very helpful and experienced staff. My only concern is that after your orientation your group will only... More
14 November 2016|
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Response from nkvmd | Reviewed this property |
Their current prices should be on the website. We paid $54/adult, $50 for my 11 year old; covers the gear, initial instruction, followed by 3 hours of climbing
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.
7 July 2016|
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Response from prontoeli | Reviewed this property |
Did the boys ask the girls if they could go ahead of them? I've found that there can be folks who are moving more slowly for many reasons (other than selfies) such as nervousness or inexperience - there seems to be a norm of... More