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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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Great place for kid's birthday parties

Adventure Park at Sandy Spring was the perfect place for our son's birthday party. We booked... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dfscracel
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Excellent as always!

Have been several times, and never disappointed. Easily one of the most fun and challenging things... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Ellenroz
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Phoenix, 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.
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“safety briefing” (22 reviews)
“three hours” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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16701 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860-1100
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Adventure Park at Sandy Spring was the perfect place for our son's birthday party. We booked everything by phone without any issues, staff was super knowledgeable and helpful. Everything was set up as agreed in the day of the party, we just relaxed and enjoyed...More

Thank dfscracel
Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Awesome! We're happy to hear the entire process was convenient and easy for you, from the booking to your actual climb. We hope your son and his guests had a blast!

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Have been several times, and never disappointed. Easily one of the most fun and challenging things I have ever done in my life. Can't think of too many other things I'd rather spend 4 hours doing!

Thank Ellenroz
Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We couldn't agree more- its a great way to get some fresh air and an adventure you'll never forget!

Reviewed 8 November 2017

I assumed that being a public attraction outside of DC this would be a tame adventure. I was clearly proven wrong. I was surprised at the challenges available (if you chose a more advanced level). My 10 year old daughter and I had an incredible...More

Thank Billie L
Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're the hidden gem of Montgomery County, but there's no denying that once you find us you're in for an exciting adventure! We're so happy you both had a blast!

Reviewed 31 October 2017

Such a great way to spend the day with the kids. The different courses vary in ability levels so everyone is challenged. And they all criss-cross so you really are together in the trees. Super fun!!!

Thank robynzg
Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

We're glad the whole family enjoyed the park! We also do birthday parties- a great option if your kids want to climb with their friends on their big day!

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Our boys, ages 9, 10 and 12, has an excellent time on the ropes course at the Adventure Park at Sandy Spring. We bought our tickets in advance because we were going on a Saturday morning and, according to the reservations page on the website,...More

Thank Travelingwithgoblins
Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Awesome to hear this! We love having as many climbers as possible but also aim to lower wait times so everyone can get the most out of their adventure!

Reviewed 24 October 2017

I love everything about the Adventure Park! The staff is helpful, the course is not over crowded, and there are as many challenges as you want. I felt safe the entire time.

Thank Amy B
Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thanks Amy! We're so happy to hear you had a great time- come back soon!

Reviewed 23 October 2017

We LOVED doing the twilight climb at Sandy Spring! We were celebrating my husbands birthday and invited a few other couples to go with us. We all had a great time and would definitely do it again. There are different difficulties depending on how comfortable...More

Thank eseidel2017
Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Twilight climbs are the best! We also have special date night events that we announce on our Facebook page- you'll love those too!

Reviewed 23 October 2017

This place is so fun. The staff was wonderful and sweet!!! We had such a blast we lost track of time and no one rushed us out of there. Will definitely go back!!!

Thank Ning K
Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for the kind words, Ning! We hope to see you in the Trees again soon!

Reviewed 19 October 2017

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
Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Our staff always aims to provide a safe, welcoming and fun adventure! We're so happy your group had a blast!

Reviewed 18 October 2017

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
Ty G, Manager at The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

The adrenaline feeling is unbeatable! Can't wait to see you in the trees again!

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amandalester41
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
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Dllora
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
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MGSch
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
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