Thanks to our friends at Crazy Family Adventure!
They recently included the Adventure Center of Asheville in a great post about some of WNC's best family friendly activities and we are honored to be near the top of the list!
Visit their website at http://www.crazyfamilyadventure.com/things-to-do-in-asheville-with-kids/ or read our exceprt below...
We fell in love with Asheville the minute we pulled in! Maybe it had to do with the walking/biking path that ran through the middle of our campground or the river flowing right behind our site, but the vibe made us want to be outside exploring. We definitely took advantage of the beautiful landscape and tried some really fun and unique adventures. Check them out!
The Adventure Center Asheville
To go right along with the theme of outdoor adventure and activity is the The Adventure Center of Asheville. It is perfect for kids since they have a kids zip line and a lower level ropes course called Asheville Treetops Adventure Park that is perfect for kids. You can plan on spending a whole afternoon here if you are going to do the ropes course and the zip line!
We got there and the kids got suited up to do the ropes course first. The workers were great with the kids and very helpful in getting everyone ready to go. We hit the first course and Cannon and Carson took off! Knox made it past the first section and wanted to get down . . . It was his birthday that day and he had just turned 4, which was the youngest you could be to go on the course.
Melia was the same way and it took her a few times to feel comfortable doing more of the course. Cannon continued to run through the course and Carson decided to go up to the next level – where you had to be 8 years old to do it. He hit a few parts that were very scary for him – and even for Craig who went with him – but they made it through!
Next up was the kids zip line. You start at the beginning and zip line to the first platform where you climb up a short incline rock wall structure to get to the next zip line and it continues like this for about 6 different zip line experiences. Each one higher then the next!
We were there a good 4+ hours and everyone had a great time. I would highly recommend doing both the ropes course and the zip line course if you can. If you can only pick one, the ropes course does provide a lot of climbing and a few small zip lines on the course, so I’d say the ropes course would be the best option. At the time there was a discount if you bought the ropes course and wanted to add the zip line section, so be sure to ask about that.
They do have water there that you can drink – and you will need it! Other then that just come in workout/climbing clothes and they have everything else there for you