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Location & Hours

General Office Hours: 8:30am - 7:30pm


Winter Hours
Open Friday - Sunday with varying activity times from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Kolo Hours
Winter Hours - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Dan this includes Kolo and ACA both)
Summer Hours - Memorial Day through Labor Day 9:00 am to 5:00 pm  
Fall Hours - May fluctuate

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.

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


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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Asheville ZipLine Canopy Adventure & Treetops Adventure Park is Your Best Bet for Asheville Adventure

on Thursday, 06 June 2013. Posted in Vacationing In Asheville

Do you like to be out in nature? Do you want to introduce your family to the splendor of the outdoors with a little excitement thrown in? A zipline adventure in Asheville may be your best bet. You get the opportunity to have a fun time with your family while taking in the magnificent natural beauty in this part of North Carolina. Picture yourself whistling through the air, high above the treetops enjoying views of the forested wonderland below or embarking on a treetop adventure that includes climbing and rappelling.

What You Will See on Your Asheville Zipline Adventure?

Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventure is conveniently located within city limits; this zipline tour will afford you views of oak trees that are more than a century old in addition to vistas of the city’s downtown area. The tour also comes with learning opportunities in that you and your family will get to discover species native to the area. These range from Fraser magnolias to North Carolina's endangered hemlock trees. If any member of your party does not have a serious interest in the environment, an Asheville zipline adventure trip just may spark a fascination with the wild and beautiful things of nature.

What to Expect on Your Zipline Adventure

The mixture of urban spectacle and verdant landscape are a unique element of this Asheville adventure, one that separates it from other zipline tours in the area. Your adventure will start with you being securely placed into a harness seat that wraps around your thighs. Note that flyers will be asked to leave their mobile phones behind and anyone with long hair will be asked to secure it. Other requirements for those who wish to take the Asheville zipline tour are that:

• They should be in decent physical shape, not weighing less than 70lbs or more than 250lbs.
• They should be comfortable with heights.
• Children should be at least 10 years old.
• They must wear shoes with closed toes.

While on your zipline adventure, you should expect to reach heights of up to 70 feet and zip through the air at speeds of up to 40 miles an hour. Worried? There is no need to be, experienced adventure park staff know how to help newcomers become well versed in the skill of ziplining.

What You Will Do on Your Asheville Treetops Adventure

The Treetops Adventure Park is also within Asheville city limits (a short distance from downtown) and will provide your family with 50 challenges that each family-member can take at their own pace. The trails at Asheville Treetops Adventure Park offer varying degrees of difficulty so you can choose to start on an easy trail that is not as high above the ground. The beginner’s trail is perfect for younger children as well. The more advanced trails at the park provide a number of other exciting elements for you and your family to enjoy. While the beginner’s trail requires no climbing after the start platform, both the intermediate and advanced ones do. The intermediate trails include a hang glider, kayaking and a cargo net among their various elements. Those attempting the trail and who are between the ages of seven and 12 will need an adult escort or to be monitored. Only those over the age of 13 are allowed to attempt the advanced trails. The advanced trails feature a snowboarding zipline along with dancing hula hoops. Guests will be required to take instruction on the use of the equipment on the course as well as show that they know how to perform certain tasks before being permitted to climb.

Some of the Requirements for Treetop Adventure Park Guests are:
• They should weigh less than 250lbs.
• They should be at least seven years old.
• They should be attached to the safety system the entire time while on the course.

On Vacation in Asheville?

It is not easy to find vacation destinations that appeal to teenagers and to young children. It is even harder to find ones that are interesting to adults as well as to the younger ones. An Asheville adventure can solve both of those problems. It provides a varied playground that is challenging and exciting for grownups and for youngsters.

Family Fun in Asheville, NC

on Monday, 06 May 2013. Posted in Vacationing In Asheville

The Beauty of Western North Carolina

Asheville, NC is an amazing city, especially to raise a family in. It is a beautiful town that is surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery on Earth. People who live here get to enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds the city. The city itself offers a lot of activities to enjoy. There are loads of great restaurants that appeal to every kind of palette. There are countless cultural opportunities for families to enjoy, including some amazing art and music venues.

Asheville Treetops Adventure Park near Downtown - From

on Thursday, 07 February 2013. Posted in Vacationing In Asheville, Asheville Outdoor Activities

Asheville Treetops Adventure Park near Downtown

Thanks to for updating their links to our new website in their Outdoor Thins To Do in Asheville section!

Asheville Treetops Adventure ParkThe first large-scale treetop adventure park in North Carolina opens near downtown Asheville on September 29, 2012! The Asheville Treetops Adventure Park is like a jungle gym in the trees, with 50 elements from 12 to 45 feet above the forest floor that include climbing, zipping, walking, jumping, swinging, and rappelling challenges -- all anchored to more than 30 trees. It promotes family fun, physical fitness, outdoor adventure, active lifestyles, and personal growth and accomplishment. The park has elements for all ages, strengths, and adventure levels. It's part of the Asheville Adventure Center and next to Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures.

Arbor Day Celebration and Grand Re-Opening of Asheville Treetops Adventure Park

on Thursday, 07 March 2013. Posted in Vacationing In Asheville, Asheville Outdoor Activities

Arbor Day Celebration and Grand Re-Opening of Asheville Treetops Adventure Park
  • March 17, 2013 - March 17, 2013
  • Address: 1 Resort Dr., Asheville, NC 28806
  • Times: Open 10:00-5:00 (Arbor Day Celebration from 2:00-5:00)
  • Admission: Free Admission-Buy One, Get One Free at Asheville Treetops Adventure Park
  • Contact: Susan Roderick
  • Phone: 828-254-1776
  • Email:

Please join Asheville Greenworks for an Arbor Day Celebration and the Grand Re-Opening of the Asheville Treetops Adventure Park at the Adventure Center of Asheville. For the 33rd year Asheville will receive the Tree City USA Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation. Volunteers can plant trees on this beautiful property overlooking downtown Asheville. as well as enjoy Buy One, Get One Free passes to the Adventure Park.

Asheville's Best Family Adventures

on Friday, 21 December 2012. Posted in Vacationing In Asheville

When you plan a vacation with your children you (or your partner) will likely find yourself in search of "family friendly" activities. Not every city is equipped to entertain any age group. A visit to Las Vegas with an 8 year old may not be your best choice - Ashevegas on the other hand, has plenty to offer. Of the vacation destinations across the country, Asheville stands out among the most family friendly places to visit.

When you visit Western North Carolina with your kids, here are a few places that should never miss:

Asheville Offers a Whole New World of Adventure!

on Thursday, 15 November 2012. Posted in Adventure Parks, Asheville Outdoor Activities

Satisfying your urge for adventure in Asheville can be quite an experience. The pleasant weather condition of the region coupled with the natural beauty is a mouth watering prospect for any tourist. The geography of our location is pretty amazing. We are surrounded by the breath taking mountains of Western North Carolina on all sides, and there’s greenery all around with water bodies scattered everywhere.

So what are the popular ways to get out and enjoy all of this natural beauty?...

Exploring the True Beauty of Asheville During Spring

on Tuesday, 22 January 2013. Posted in Vacationing In Asheville

Asheville is one of the most exotic places that you can visit in North Carolina. The blooming beauty of this place lies in its forests, mountains, lakes, woods and other natural elements. So if you are looking for a vacation to explore nature, then pack your bags and come straight to this beautiful oasis of culture and nature. The natural settings and scenic beauty of the region offers the awesome opportunity for adventurous outdoor activities.

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

+1 (877) 247-5539

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