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Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course

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Address: 6129 Needwood Lake Dr, Rockville, MD 20855-1673
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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It’s not in the dictionary, but if it was, Go Ape would be described as a...

It’s not in the dictionary, but if it was, Go Ape would be described as a ‘tree top adventure’.That means we build giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, and top it all off with the world's best zip lines.We then equip people with harnesses, pulleys and carabiners, give them a 30 minute safety briefing and training and let them loose into the forest canopy, free to swing through the trees. Of course, instructors are always on hand, regularly patrolling the forests (not in monkey suits unfortunately!)The result is spectacular. The Go Ape experience gets the adrenalin pumping, gets people out of their comfort zones and above all (no pun intended), it’s just great fun.

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Birthday Adventure

Big family went as a birthday surprise for one of the teens. Some of us are a little afraid of heights so there was some anxiety about this activity. The training is thorough and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda M
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big family went as a birthday surprise for one of the teens. Some of us are a little afraid of heights so there was some anxiety about this activity. The training is thorough and if you don't want to fall and get injured you had better pay attention. Under a certain age must stay with a parent and this was... More 

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Thank Linda M
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We called in advance to reserve tickets and came as expected right on time but apparently when we were reserving three children and one adult we were not told that there is a ratio of one adult per two children. Which would make sense to mention it during the reservation when somebody's calling into reserve one adult and more than... More 

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GoApeUSA, Manager at Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course, responded to this review

Hi Anna, sorry to hear about your experience. We try to be as transparent and communicative about our supervision ratio requirements as possible which is why we include them in the confirmation email after you book and here https://goape.com/faqs on the website in our FAQs. We certainly hope you'll come back and give Go Ape another try given we have... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

When I got there I didn't know what to expect. The course from afar seemed underwhelming. I was hesitant as it looked like we were going to be with a big group, which reviews indicated might mean that we would have to wait for slow people. I've done similar things before, where they always had guides on every stop to... More 

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Thank TravelingBbusFun
United States
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93 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Pros: Great equipment, great obstacle courses, friendly staff rounding. great location. Would come back again! Great for bonding. Was hesitant at first but when I saw a grandma and her grand kid do it, I couldn't back out. I have fear of heights and being able to finish this was great!! There's safety harnesses that are built for this. You... More 

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1 Thank agxnes
Damascus, Maryland
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My husband and I did Going Ape today and had a blast. The instructor was very good at getting us prepared for our adventure and we took off feeling very confindent of what we had to do. The course was a lot of fun and challenging but the reward of the zip line makes it all worth it. You just... More 

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Thank Lucky4iron
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We had an awesome time, somewhat challenging but we are grandparents in our mid fifties and with our ten year old grandson. Be brave and try it, you won't regret it believe me, highly recommend!!

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1 Thank christopher2432
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

It was a hot humid day, but the trees provide shade so you don't feel over heated. If you are in relatively good shape, this activity should provide a decent workout while having fun with family or friends.

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Rockville, Maryland
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Had issues with their website for booking online so I went in person to book. It was easy getting started and they offer a good military discount. It was a great time on the course, easy and exciting to do! I'm afraid of heights and had no problem what so ever. I felt completely safe. Only cons is that they... More 

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Thank Cassie L
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I was cocky. Not entirely cocky, just mildly cocky. I felt like this activity would be a breeze. "I skipped the gym in the morning to come to the forest and climb trees?" is what initially went through my head--as if to say that the gym would have been a better workout. It was awesome, and an awesome workout. I... More 

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3 Thank Reema J
Rockville, Maryland
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

They allow way too many people. It took us 2 hours to complete the first two courses (should have taken 10 minutes altogether) as there was a long line ahead of us. It took all the fun away. At the 3rd course the backup was close to an hour. Someone was stuck in the course and was scared to proceed!... More 

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