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General Office Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm

AVAILABLE ADVENTURE TIMES MAY VARY BY DAY. RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Spring Hours (Mar-Apr)
Wed-Sun from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Final start times vary depending upon activity. Please check availability and start times by clicking on the book now button for activity schedules. Bike trail start times end 1 hour prior to closing. Riding must be completed by posted closing times.

Groups (10+ people) should contact Sarah Dickson at 828-450-3400.

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85 Expo Drive | Asheville, NC 28806
Just 5 minutes from downtown

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Articles in Category: Asheville Outdoor Activities

Looking For A Summer Job in Asheville?

on Thursday, 14 January 2016. Posted in Adventure Parks, Asheville Outdoor Activities

The Adventure Center of Asheville is Now Hiring Full Time and Part Time Seasonal Employees!

Looking For A Summer Job in Asheville?

Hey Asheville teachers and students!

Looking for a great summer job? 

The Adventure Center of Asheville is currently hiring and training staff for our spring and summer seasons.  Full and Part Time seasonal positions are available with weekend hours available year round.

Prior experience guiding adventure recreation activities is always welcomed but not required. We're happy to train the right individual on the technical skills necessary to do the job.

We are looking for outgoing people who love the outdoors to join our team as Zipline Rangers, Adventure Park Rangers, Ground Rangers, and Welcome Center Staff.

The Adventure Center of Asheville is an equal opportunity employer.

To learn more about each position and download the application, please visit:

http://www.ashevilletreetopsadventurepark.com/contact-us/job-opportunities

Give Back on Green Friday!

on Thursday, 22 October 2015. Posted in Adventure Center of Asheville News, Asheville Outdoor Activities

(Friday, November 27, after Thanksgiving)

The Adventure Center of Asheville and with the Wildwater Ltd.

Aavl-treetops-3ASHEVILLE – Avoid the chaos and long shopping lines on Black Friday and join the Adventure Center of Asheville and Wildwater Ltd. for the 5th Annual Green Friday at all of our locations. Ages 4 and over can zip at KidZip or climb our Treetops Park. Ages 10 and over can enjoy our Zipline Canopy Tours.   Then we will donate 50% of all revenue to five great non-profit organizations: RiverLink in Asheville, Trees Greenville in Upstate South Carolina, Walhalla Heritage Oaks, Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River, and Arbor Source hemlock treatment programs.

Green Friday is our alternative to Black Friday and has already generated over $7,000 in donations to plant trees and improve green spaces in our communities.  Instead of standing in long shopping lines, you can bring the family or friends and have fun zipping and climbing.  Green Friday always happens on the Friday following Thanksgiving, so this year’s event will be November 27. 

Our aerial adventures include:

Adventure Center of Asheville:

Asheville Treetops Adventure Park, for ages 4 and over, has 60 unique climbing, zipping, walking, jumping, swinging, and rappelling challenges anchored to over 30 trees and towering poles tucked into a wooded park. There are 5 courses ranging from beginner to challenging levels.  

Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures, for ages 10 and over, urban zipline includes 12 ziplines and 3 bridges in treetop platforms on several large adventure towers with mountain and skyline views of Asheville.

Kid Zip, for ages 4-10, is America's first zipline adventure designed for kids 4-10 years old. It includes 9 Ziplines and 4 fun climbing elements that are “kid sized.”

Wildwater has 4 additional Canopy Zipline Tours in the beautiful natural forest locations of the Nantahala River, Pigeon River, Ocoee River and Chattooga River for ages 10 and over.  The Nantahala River Adventure Center also has a KidZip for ages 4-10 years old.

Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 800-451-9972 or you can book online at www.wildwaterrafting.com.  Please mention Green Friday when you call us so we can pass along our appreciation for your support.

SAVE 50% and Surprise the Family with One Last Summer Adventure!

on Thursday, 20 August 2015. Posted in Adventure Center of Asheville News, Asheville Outdoor Activities

School is in session and there are only a couple more weeks of summer. As your schedule starts to fill up there are only a couple days where you’ll have time to get out there and enjoy it.  Why not surprise your family and come enjoy all that the Adventure Center of Ashevile has to offer this Labor Day!

Take flight on a zipline canopy tour just minutes from downtown Asheville, yet surprisingly set amongst 150+ year old majestic white and red oaks. Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures offers the best of many worlds. It is convenient and exciting, it is urban with views of downtown Asheville, and it is set on a 124 acre resort and designated tree preserve perched in and amongst some of the oldest and largest oak trees in Asheville.

Zipping for Autism Annual Fundraising Event

on Friday, 24 April 2015. Posted in Asheville Outdoor Activities

at The Adventure Center of Asheville

Adventure Center of Asheville event benefits local individuals within the autism spectrum and their families.

What:   4th Annual Zipping for Autism Event

Team up for the exhilarating experience of Ziplining in Asheville to support the Autism Society of North Carolina.  Zipping for Autism, the first event of its kind in the country, raised over $40,000 last year.  Organizers anticipate an even more successful year.
Teams of 10 people, who have raised a minimum of $800, will zipline on the urban canopy tour at the Adventure Center of Asheville.  Teams raising $1,100 or more will also climb, zip, walk, jump, swing and rappel over 30 towering trees in the wooded Asheville Treetops Adventure Park!

The goal is to raise more than $50,000 by June 8, 2015.  Every dollar raised will be  donated the Autism Society of North Carolina to be used in Western North Carolina to offer respite, increase advocacy, and assist families who cannot afford evaluative and diagnostic services.

QuickJump - Opening May 1, 2015

on Friday, 27 March 2015. Posted in Vacationing In Asheville, Asheville Outdoor Activities

Quick Jump is an ultimate adrenaline rush

Opening May 9th, 2015 at the Adventure Center of Asheville, QuickJump is an ultimate adrenaline rush that is unprecedented in the Asheville area. After gearing up in our full body harness and reaching the pinnacle of our 65-foot Jinga Canopy Tower prepare to take that big step for an intense rush. Free fall 15-20 feet before the "Quick Jump" devise gradually slows you down and lowers you the remaining distance. This heart pounding adventure is memorable but quick so plan to try it twice. Two Quick Jumps are available side by side so find a friend, spouse, sibling or child to scream your lungs out with!!

  • ages 10 and over
  • 10-15 minutes total jump time
  • max weight of guest is 250 lbs.

$10/person for first jump, $5/person for each additional jump

QuickJump is an add-on activity when you're visiting the Adventure Center. You have to be participating one of our featured activities (ATAP, KidZip, Zipline Canopy Tours) in order to add the QuickJump to your adventure.

LOCALS Save 50%

on Monday, 05 January 2015. Posted in Asheville Outdoor Activities

The Adventure Center of Asheville offers January and February 50% Discount for Locals

ASHEVILLE – The Adventure Center of Asheville would like to offer Buncombe County and Henderson County residents a chance to enjoy our park in January and February for half price. The Adventure Center has three adventures that will be discounted during this time: Asheville Treetops Adventure Park, Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures and Kid Zip.

Asheville Treetops Adventure Park, for ages 4 and over, has 60 unique climbing, zipping, walking, jumping, swinging, and rappelling challenges anchored to over 30 trees and towering poles tucked into a wooded park. There are 5 courses ranging from beginner to challenging levels.

Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures, for ages 10 and over, includes 12 ziplines and 3 bridges in treetop platforms on several large adventure towers with mountain and skyline views of Asheville.

Kid Zip, for ages 4-10, is America's first zipline adventure designed for kids 4-10 years old. It includes 9 Ziplines and 4 fun climbing elements that are “kid sized.”

The Adventure Center of Asheville, just five minutes from downtown Asheville, will be open on the weekends and Holidays in January and February including Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents Day.

For more information on weight/age restrictions and requirements and to download waivers, please visit our website at www.adventureavl.com.

Reservations are suggested and can be made on our website (www.adventureavl.com) or by calling 877.247.5539 and ask for code “WinterLocals” to receive your discount. For groups of ten people or more, discounted rates are also available, please email us at groups.atap@gmail.com. You must present your driver’s license at time of check-in.

Nowhere in Asheville are there so many different outdoor activities in one place that offer personal growth and discovery. Guests are encouraged to expand their personal comfort zones, increase their self confidence, and support others challenged to do the same. We offer opportunities to move from good to great friends, team members, or leaders as guests literally climb to new heights!

Adventurous Asheville Holiday Party Idea

on Wednesday, 10 December 2014. Posted in Adventure Center of Asheville News, Asheville Outdoor Activities

Are You Looking For A Fresh Idea For A Holiday Party This Year?

Groups of 10 people or more are offered discounted rates to any of our activities. The Adventure Center is a great place to spend a few hours of social time outside with your team in the beautiful months of winter.

The Adventure Center is a great place to spend a few hours of social time outside with your team in the beautiful months of winter.  We can plan a fun outing for a day of adventure or a few hours of team building.  Enjoy zipping through the trees with the beautiful skyline of Asheville as your view. Or spend a few hours at our Asheville Treetops Adventure Park, building team camaraderie while conquering vertical obstacles

You can always email groups.atap@gmail.com for more information.

The Adventure Center of Asheville is the perfect place for a group experience.

Holiday Party Idea

Nowhere in Asheville are there so many different outdoor activities in one place that offer personal growth and discovery. Guests are encouraged to expand their personal comfort zones, increase their self confidence, and support others challenged to do the same. We offer opportunities to move from good to great friends, team members, or leaders as guests literally climb to new heights!

Green Friday Is Coming!

on Tuesday, 18 November 2014. Posted in Asheville Outdoor Activities

Friday, November 28th 2014

ngct fall 2014-400x240Instead of standing in shopping lines on Black Friday, join Wildwater for the 4th Annual Green Friday at our Nantahala, Asheville and Chattooga Zipline Canopy locations.  We will be donating 50% of our income that day to several environmental organizations and causes including the Heritage Oaks Project in Walhalla, SC, Asheville GreenWorks and the Arbor Source Hemlock Treatment and Conservation program.  Green Friday has already generated over $5,650 in donations to plant trees and improve green spaces in our communities.

Ziplines/canopy tours are a great family activity and a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors and develop a stronger appreciation for the scenic wonders of our mountains.  Join us for outdoor fun and support these worthy causes. Participants have to be 10 & 70 lbs. to go on a canopy tour, but kids as young as 4 can enjoy the new Kidzip in Asheville.   Call our Reservations Center at 800-451-9972 to book or book a Canopy tour online at www.wildwaterrafting.com.  Please mention Green Friday when you call us so we can pass along our appreciation for your support.

Team Building Abounds at The Adventure Center of Asheville

on Thursday, 11 September 2014. Posted in Asheville Outdoor Activities

The Adventure Center of Asheville offers numerous opportunities for a wide range of team building experiences. From our Treetops Park, designed to provide a fun and competitive experience, to our ground programs, designed to instill confidence, cooperation, communication, and connection between group members, we offer numerous options to meet your group’s needs.

The Asheville Treetops Adventure Park Difference

Traditional high ropes courses have been recognized as a successful tool for adults and youth working on personal development, support for others, and self confidence in stressful situations. These challenges, when accompanied by conversation, evaluation, and reflection, have the power to improve group community and communication. The down side to these facilities is the limited number of participants able to access the challenges at one time and the risks of accidental exposure to falls with unmanaged clipping systems.

We have eliminated these issues by taking access and safety limitations away from the challenge at our Asheville Treetops Adventure Park with our investment in state-of-the-art clipping systems and construction of the largest adventure park challenge course in North Carolina. With over 60 challenge elements on 5 unique trails with varying levels of difficulty, guests are encouraged to expand their personal comfort zones, increase their self confidence, and support others challenged to do the same.

Our programs

Our team building programs are custom planned to reflect your goals, level of challenge and the time you are available. They are led by a trained facilitator and include initiatives such as:

  • learning effective team communication
  • expanding your comfort zone
  • supporting and planning with others in the team
  • positive relationship development
  • enhancing cooperation and trust
  • inspiring positive changes
  • improving problem solving skills

Our programs can include:

  • facilitated programs on the ground
  • access to one or many of the activities at our Center
  • additional competitive challenges that are set up at each activity


Our team building programs have been popular with corporate groups, students, teachers, athletic teams, boards, and associations. Prices vary depending upon activities planned, event schedule, group size, and support required.

Sarah L. Dickson, Group Sales Coordinator
828.450.3400
groups.atap@gmail.com

School's Out and Summer's Here at the Adventure Center of Asheville

on Thursday, 03 July 2014. Posted in Vacationing In Asheville, Asheville Outdoor Activities

Asheville Treetops Adventure Park

The Adventure Park has seen an amazing amount of growth this year. We have built and opened a "Blue Course" which has similar difficulty to the Green Course, but with two ziplines, by popular demand. Another change we've made is modifying the rules and the elements on the Green Course to accommodate our guests as young as 4 years old! Whether you have a birthday party of kids, or you're looking for a solo challenge, or anything in between, we want to invite you to come hang out with us this summer!

KidZip

Back in June, we opened "KidZip" which is the first zipline in the country designed just for kids ages 4-10. Each 4-6 year old must be accompanied by an adult, but 7-10 year olds can go on their own, with adult supervision. (If you're 10 or older, the Adventure Center of Asheville also has 'Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures' for you.) KidZip also accommodates birthday parties, just like the Adventure Park.

TreeQuest

If you like rock climbing, tree climbing, or both, TreeQuest is the thing for you. We have 5 trees that you can climb all the way up and several other trees for bouldering as well. We have staff on hand that can help guide you up the trees, facilitate, and accommodate your group!

We would love to see your smiling faces this summer at The Adventure Center of Asheville and Asheville Treetops Adventure Park! Come hang out with us!

New Adventures for a New Year

on Wednesday, 05 March 2014. Posted in Vacationing In Asheville, Asheville Outdoor Activities

The Adventure Center of Asheville is introducing 2 new features for 2014!

Asheville Treetops Adventure Park currently offers 50 challenges on 1 beginner, 2 intermediate, and 1 advanced trail. Each trail includes about 10-13 challenges. ATAP will be adding one additional trail and the Safe Roller system for even greater ease and access for younger or more timid adventurers. Access to our 2 beginner trails will include children 4 years and up with a parent escort. There will be 10 new challenge elements on the new trail.


Get ready to go vertical but take away the climbing wall and bring in the trees. The Tree Climbing Adventure will be a tree based vertical climb using rock holds (like on a climbing wall) secured onto trees. Your climbing experience will vary from tree to tree because the climb will reflect the curves and twists of each unique tree. The Tree Climbing Adventure will be great for parties and groups.

KidZip is one of our most exciting and anticipated new adventures. Every day we speak to families and hear from our industry partners they wish their 9 year old or younger could zipline. As a family focused adventure facility we heard you and plan to do something . KidZip will serve that younger age group on a true zipline tour with 10 connected ziplines that are fun and exciting but perfect for the young flyer. The zips will be a mixture of ground based, mini towers, and trees. It will be located adjacent to the adventure park.

For more information follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or contact The Adventure Center of Asheville at 225-2921 or reservations at 800-451-9972.

Group Adventures are the Ultimate Team Building Activity

on Wednesday, 06 November 2013. Posted in Asheville Outdoor Activities

In today's fast-paced, technologically-savvy world, many of us feel connected to our friends, family and co-workers twenty-four hours a day through Facebook, cell phones and computers. However, a deeper sense of connection is often missing. Spending face-to-face time with friends, team members and colleagues cannot be replaced by electronic communication.

Although we may feel intimately connected to each other through electronic media, it is quite easy to present a social facade that lacks any real emotional depth or intimacy. By spending a challenging and fun day together at an adventure park that offers tailored team building activities for your particular group, the group members will be offered the opportunity to increase friendships and connections in a way that is not possible through electronic media.

Asheville Treetops Adventure Park is a wonderful facility that offers unique field trip ideas to groups of students, sporting team members or corporate organizations. The park offers individuals the opportunity to connect to each other in a deeper way than is usually possible in a classroom, on a baseball field or in a board room. The group activities that are offered at Treetops Adventure Park include over fifty unique challenges along four different adventure trails.

The trails range in difficulty from moderate to advanced, so that the individuals and/or group leaders can choose an appropriate level of challenge. Each trail presents ten to fifteen adventure challenges to the participants, which they must successfully complete in order to finish a circuit. Additionally, the park staff can facilitate experiential group activities, both on and off the ground, in order to more fully integrate the team building effects of a group adventure.

Students will love this creative and unique field trip idea. Although there are many field trip ideas in Asheville, many students will thoroughly enjoy stepping out of the artificial environment of the classroom and spending a day out in the sunshine among the treetops. During a field trip to Asheville Treetops Adventure Park, students will be afforded the opportunity to access skills, courage and perseverance that they may have been unaware that they even had. Additionally, the students will be brought closer together as they work as a team to successfully complete the circuits.

Adult participants will also benefit from traversing the courses together in a group activity format. In a corporate environment or on a sports team, there is often an emphasis placed on competition instead of cooperation. During a treetop challenge, colleagues will gain a deeper appreciation of each individual's unique skills and talents as they zip, jump and swing to a successful circuit completion. By pulling together as team members, adult participants will more readily recognize the value of interdependence.

In short, if you're looking for an opportunity to build a team atmosphere in your school or classroom, office or corporation, church group or youth group, Asheville Treetops Adventure is an outstanding choice to experience a unique group adventure in Asheville. 

Things to do in Asheville, NC with Kids

on Monday, 19 August 2013. Posted in Vacationing In Asheville, Asheville Outdoor Activities

August 18, 2013

Asheville, NC With Kids

by Lesli Peterson - Written for and published on HomeSchool.com

Asheville with kids biltmore

Conde Nast readers recently named Asheville, NC the no. 4 friendliest city in the US.  While my family of six visited last week, we felt that southern hospitality! We also fell in love with the farm-to-table dining experiences, the eclectic mix of business and arts, and the breathtaking hikes and waterfalls.  Here is your guide to family fun in one of the “Most Beautiful Places in America.”

Play Here

Asheville TreeTops Adventure Park

Swing through the trees at this ropes course and zip lining adventure Mecca.  There are options for kids 7 years and up.  Plan to spend about 2 hours doing the ropes course. [Read more here…]

DuPont State Forest/ Pisgah National Forest

A short drive south of Asheville brings you two Forests of fun.  DuPont offers multiple waterfalls, including woodlands featured in the movie Hunger Games.  About 20 minutes on the other side of Brevard is Pisgah National Forest. You could fill a week with hiking and sightseeing, but if you only have short time then don’t miss Sliding Rock. [Read more here…]

Biltmore

Take a “hands on” tour of George Vanderbilt’s home and gardens. This American mansion is fun for families, and especially friendly to homeschool families.  Tour the home and gardens, take an outdoor adventure on the property, enjoy the animals at the farm, and so much more. Stay tuned for more about their new Homeschool Workbook, as well. [Read more here…]

Chimney Rock State Park

Enjoy a climb 500 stairs to the top of this iconic North Carolina attraction, and take in a gorgeous 75-mile panoramic view.  See the falls made famous in Last of the Mohicans. Walk the miles of trails, and behold the work of Mother Nature at the North Carolina State Park. [Read more here…]

 

Eat Here

Tupelo Honey Café

Tupelo Honey Café has won several accolades, including “Best of Asheville” from Southern Living Magazine (2011.) Our family gave it two thumbs up for three reasons: Delicious locally grown food, a family-friendly ambiance, and an owner with a heart for his community. [Read more here…]

Also worth a visit:

City Bakery Café – Awesome cappuccinos, and the stuffed French toast will fill you up for a day of exploring.

Mayfel’s – Get a table outside in the back courtyard – it’s fun and makes your meal family-friendly. Don’t leave without buying a jar of Mayfel’s sweet and spicy pickles, and I recommend the fried oyster salad with remoulade dressing.

 

Sleep Here

DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton

This Hilton hotel is perfect for families. There is a fridge in the suite, an indoor pool for year-round play, and a breakfast and snack bar ensure you get out the door on time each morning. It is only minutes from Biltmore and Downtown Asheville, and provides easy access to the interstate for day trips to the surrounding area waterfalls. [Read more here…]

Another consideration:

Brookstone Lodge - Another family-friendly location, and we love that it is locally owned and operated.

 

Disclosure: Thank you to the city of Asheville for assisting us on our family adventure. Thank you, also, to Asheville Treetops Park, Biltmore, Tupelo Honey Café and DoubleTree Hotel for their complementary contributions to our Asheville adventure.   While we appreciate their kindness, it never deters us from reporting our honest opinion.

Host your next Birthday Party at Asheville Treetops Adventure Park

on Monday, 22 July 2013. Posted in Asheville Outdoor Activities

Asheville Birthday Party Ideas

Hosting a birthday party for children can be extremely difficult especially when they are in their tween years. From planning an entertaining event that everyone will enjoy to struggling to prepare all aspects of the party if hosting it at your own home, there are many different things that go into planning a birthday party for your tween-age children. Not only can it take a good deal of time to plan your party at home, but it can also be a huge pain to prepare everything including food and games, and then having to clean it all up at the end of the day. Rather than dealing with all of this un-needed stress, simply opt to take advantage of these Asheville birthday party ideas that are sure to appeal to tween groups over the age of 7.

A Variety of Adventures Available in Asheville and Throughout WNC

on Monday, 17 June 2013. Posted in Asheville Outdoor Activities

A Variety of Adventures You Can't Find at Navitat or The Gorge Ziplines

Wildwater has 5 unique zipline canopy tours around Asheville. Some are farther away and offer more of a wilderness experience similar to what you might have seen at Navitat or The Gorge Ziplines but Wildwater features the only ziplines that cross a whitewater rafting river, fly into a 60 foot tall rock cliff hanging deck, or soar 300 feet above Western NC's largest and most scenic Lake Fontana.

In addition, Asheville Ziplines and Treetops Adventure Park at the Adventure Center of Asheville is located on a 240 acre resort just 1/2 mile outside of Asheville. Navitat and The Gorge Canopy Tours are a 30-45 minute drive each way from Asheville taking away an hour or more of outdoor vacation fun.

What Makes Wildwater Ziplines and Asheville Treetops Adventure Park Unique from Navitat and The Gorge?

Other canopy tours such as Navitat do not have over 40 years outdoor family adventure experience and the choices of over 40 adventures  including  ziplines, family rafting, adventure rafting, treetop adventure park trails with over 50 unique challenges, miles of single track mountain bike trails, a free-ride bike park, Jeep tours, stand-Up paddle boarding, kayaking, whitewater adventure Duckies, overnight adventure activities and lodging, plus much more.

With locations ranging from our urban setting just outside of Downtown Asheville, to deep in the natural setting of the Nantahala Gorge, Wildwater offers a variety of Adventures throughout WNC that no body can compete with.

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Finding Us

The Adventure Center of Asheville is located adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Resort at 85 Expo Drive in Asheville.

Take Exit 3A off of I-240 | Off Patton Ave behind Regent Park

Be sure to use Regent Park Blvd, not Hansel Ave when approaching the Adventure Center of Asheville

 

Contact Us

Reservations:
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The Adventure Center of Asheville
85 Expo Drive
Asheville, NC 28806
 
 

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