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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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This is a great time, so well engineered and well run it is a great time for kids and adults. The instruction at the beginning enabled everyone to have fun and challenge... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great time, so well engineered and well run it is a great time for kids and adults. The instruction at the beginning enabled everyone to have fun and challenge themselves throughout the session

Thank Nick B
Westminster, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first trip to a ropes course. My girls (8 & 6) went with a Girl Scout troop. They were a little nervous at first since it was their first time, but the staff was absolutely amazing. Helped the kids and taught them how to do it, move forward, and feel proud. Very safe and secure. Very attentive!... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The staff was exceptionally nice and attentive. The facilities were great. An excellent place to bring youth organizations. I can wait to return. KUDOS!

Thank Geoffrey T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just took our girl scout troop of 25 10 year olds and had an amazing experience! it was so fun to see them conquer fears, do something that made them step out of their comfort zone (literally), and build each other up as they were doing it. it was a great team-building experience as well as an individual adventure.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit and we had a great time! They were able to get us in earlier than our appointment and the safety briefing was a breeze! The training was great for adults and children to get used to the safety system. Trails were very fun and entertaining! Will be back again :)

1 Thank Pamela F
Bel Air, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids have had an awesome time each time they've been. The staff is incredibly kind and supportive.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited several time with my family and a group of 40 seventh graders. Each time it is a wonderful experience. Staff is helpful, attentive, and supportive. It is a great t have a challenging activity for a large variety of skill levels at the same time. I can't say what a thrill it is to climb here.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience! Staff is safety-oriented, but cordial and helpful. The carabiner set-up is fool proof. You would have to intend to fall from any height. It shouldn't happen if you follow the rules. The park is CLEAN. Very impressed with the amount of people using the space simultaneously without the feeling of being crowded. Very well-thought-out courses. The higher levels... More 

Thank T3dH
Millersville, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have always wondered how you would do as circus tight rope walker, and have never been afraid of heights, have good coordination, excellent balance and good upper body strength, this will be a work out and a challenge you will want to come back to. They have done such an outstanding job with the design. The zip lines... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my husband here for a surprise birthday outing and we had a blast. The staff was knowledgeable and got us through the orientation and practice area with ease. We decided to stick to the Green trails and found they were challenging while still being a lot of fun. Each course has a variety of elements which makes them... More 

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6 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.

10 months ago

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