CHOOSE AN ADVENTURE: annual passes to the Adventure Center of Asheville

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FOR GROUP BOOKINGS:
Sarah L. Dickson,
Group Sales Coordinator
828.450.3400

The Best in Scout Adventures

The Adventure Center is the best outdoor experiential adventure for activities that cultivate leadership skills, team building, and character development!

We create exciting and competitive experiences designed to instill confidence, cooperation, communication, and connection between group members by offering:

High Adventure Activities

  • Asheville Treetops Adventure Park– largest WNC aerial challenge course in the trees with 77 unique climbing, rolling, and swinging elements in a wooded park with smart clips. It is Challenge by Choice! Seven aerial trails range from Beginner to Intermediate.  Watch your group step out of their comfort zone to complete a challenge while encouraging each other to create a team bonding atmosphere.
  • Kolo Bike Park– Mountain bike sampler-pack designed for all rider levels.
  • Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures– urban canopy tour with 11 ziplines & 3 sky bridges in treetop platforms on adventure towers with views of downtown. A great course for groups with an extensive ground school.
  • Tree Quest– Recreational tree climbing on a large oak tree. Guests use specialized gear and techniques to climb on one of our stately oak trees using a rope without negatively affecting the tree. Climbers “inch worm” their way up one of our eight climbs that range in height. TreeQuest allows guests to enjoy an adventure activity in a controlled situation so that they can focus on the thrill of the activity and experience the environment they are in.
  • Whitewater Rafting at 2 locations close to Asheville – float trips to Class III & IV

Low Ropes Facilitated Team Building

Team Building Programs are custom-created fun and competitive experiences designed to instill confidence, cooperation, communication, and connection between group members. Our facilitated programs with experienced instructors focus on active interactions designed for guests to step outside of typical comfort zones. We highlight the potential strengths of task completion and the challenges of processes such as communication, group decision making, and task sharing/delegation. Our programs are fun, engaging, challenging, sometimes frustrating, thought provoking, and personally enlightening.

Experiential Learning Programs: STEM/Environmental Education/Wilderness Skills

Our adventure activities pair perfectly with our outdoor environmental education programs! We have designed hands-on programs that can be tailored to cover your troops’s goals and standards. Our program staff has decades of education and experience in experiential education with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in the field. So we are excited to create an immersive learning experience for your scouts that encourages curiosity, teamwork, and fun!

Program options include: 

  • Ready. Set. Go Physics!  Scouts will get to see the physics of zip lining and ropes courses up close and in action. Using small-scale models to show how gravity, weight, friction, and other forces affect the motion of zipliners, students will get to experiment in a controlled environment.  Add this to our Treetops Park or Ziplines so that scouts can experiment with and experience physics in action! 1-2 hours  
  • Trees & Me Ecology gives scouts an inside look at plants, and how they interact with other living and nonliving things in their environment. This ecology-based class offers hands-on learning for scouts to get to know trees up close and personal through tree identification, decomposition exploration, and a guided sensory hike to experience nature among our 100 acres of property. 1-2 hours  
  • Wilderness/Outdoor Survival Skills teaches scouts what is essential in a survival situation.  Whether it is learning to build a primitive shelter, how to build & start a fire using primitive materials, or what items are truly essential for an outdoor outing, students will have a blast working together to “survive” in the woods! While also learning about “Leave No Trace” principles, scouts will practice some essential outdoor ethics. 1-3 hours
  • In our Lost & Found Orienteering program, scouts will learn how to use a topographic map and compass, then apply those skills to our orienteering course. Scouts then will work in small groups to navigate themselves to victory.  So with a little teamwork, they then go home with skills they can use in real life.  1-3 hours

    Our activities instill personal development and self-confidence, encourage cooperation with others, enrich problem-solving skills, and offer fun with a challenge.  While expanding your comfort zone, each person is supporting and planning with others in the team, developing positive relationships, building trust and inspiring positive changes.

    The Adventure Center is the best for:

    • listening to instructions then applying what you have learned
    • using small motor skills, as well as incorporating physical fitness balance and strength
    • personal development, self-confidence
    • cooperation with others, becoming a team member
    • stepping out of your comfort zone in a controlled environment
    • team bonding including encouragement and help for others, communication, support and leadership, and connection with others
    • decision making based on completion of challenge element
    • problem solving skills leading to accomplishment
    • a fun outdoor activity with a challenge

    What we offer:

    • a discounted rate for groups of 10 people or more
    • escorts and/or monitors required depending on age and activity
    • bring your own meals or snacks
    • optional party tent rentals for a comfortable and designated space for your group

    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!

    “We took 10 Cub Scouts and their Dads through the Ropes Course. There were courses for all levels of adventure. The staff were friendly and patient with the kids. We definitely recommend the adventure park for kids!”

    Cub Scout Leader

    HOURS: WEDS-SUN | 10AM-5PM

    Fun adventures for the full family, Ages 4+

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    The Adventure Center of Asheville
    4.8
    Based on 183 reviews
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    Cheryl Critcher
    Cheryl Critcher
    17:10 17 Aug 21
    This is always a fabulously fun day for the kids and their kids. Biking and zip lining... good memories made
    Jennifer Hargus
    Jennifer Hargus
    19:57 31 Jul 21
    Took our (just turned) 8 year old today to the kid zip area and we had a great time! Reasonably priced and the staff... was very friendly. Small enough where our son wasn't too scared to get started but big enough to still challenge him to conquer some of his fears. Needless to say, by the end he was ziplining and letting go to put his hands out. There were other areas of the park we will definitely try next time we come to Asheville. Highly recommend!read more
    metropolisubway47
    metropolisubway47
    13:01 24 Jul 21
    My family and I went here for a reunion one day and I was beyond impressed. Will definitely be back in the future!
    Megan Dennen
    Megan Dennen
    21:30 20 Jul 21
    We had a blast on the Treetops Adventure Course! Our group of five ranged in age from 7 to 37 and everyone was able to... find a course to suit their level of adventure and ability. The rangers are helpful from the ground when needed.read more
    Toby Barnhart
    Toby Barnhart
    14:10 20 Jul 21
    Had a blast did the ropes course and the Zipline tour. Callie and Catherine are awesome Zipline guides. They did a... great job of making sure everyone knew what they needed to do and made it fun.read more
    Jordan Morrell
    Jordan Morrell
    01:24 21 May 21
    Loved this place so much! We decided to go zip lining and we were NOT disappointed. The full tour was well worth it and... the fun and entertaining staff made it a blast! We had a great time out there and will happily return soon!read more
    Astrid Pena
    Astrid Pena
    11:37 02 May 21
    Best.trip.ever!! Brandon and West were AMAZING guides and made the whole thing so much more fun! I am terrified of... heights but they both made sure throughout the entire trip that I, and the others, felt comfortable and were enjoying it! I would do this again without hesitation. Thank you, guys!!!read more
    Jeff Anderson
    Jeff Anderson
    21:41 28 Apr 21
    It's the perfect place solo, or with the whole family. There's a little something for everybody and so close to... downtown. If you didn't know it was there, you would miss it. A great little gem just on the outskirts of town.read more
    Brandon Tran
    Brandon Tran
    00:00 27 Apr 21
    Our family went to visit Kid Zip in Asheville and we had a blast. I ended up getting the season pass for a year because... the kids loved it so much. We've also experienced the TreeTops adventure park. The obstacles also a lot of fun for kids and adults. Good times! Go visit them!read more
    Audrey Power
    Audrey Power
    13:20 26 Apr 21
    I brought a group of high school seniors who all found some thing at the right level of challenge for themselves. They... loved zip lining, Climbing, and some of the creative thinking needed to complete the courses. The adventure center was also very accommodating for students who wanted to remain on the ground, and they were able to add a few tickets to our group at the last minute. Great service. Very fun.read more
    Cyn Slingsby
    Cyn Slingsby
    13:46 08 Mar 21
    Scheduling our group was easy with Sarah! We needed to make changes and her grace, comfort and professionalism were... high! We all (15 kids/parents) loved our experience! The rangers are funny, knowledgeable and helpful! All the kids left saying they want their next day party there!!! Thanks to an extensive and amazing staff!!!read more
    Stacey Vargas
    Stacey Vargas
    04:21 20 Feb 21
    We went on the Treetop Adventure and did the big obstacle course on the trees. It was great fun! Highly recommended if... you enjoy climbing, obstacle course, and you're not too afraid of heights.read more
    Leslie Anson
    Leslie Anson
    16:36 18 Feb 21
    Our zip lining guides Donovan and Doug were outstanding! They were funny, watched us and gave helpful pointers and... taught us about the local trees. They also recommended a wonderful local place to eat! These two made our experience that much more enjoyable!read more
    Jeffrey Clark
    Jeffrey Clark
    22:36 04 Jan 21
    The kids really enjoyed this place. We did the tree top adventure. I thought it was really neat that they had like 7... different courses.read more
    Antonella Prevost
    Antonella Prevost
    20:13 03 Jan 21
    Such an entertaining place!! Had a great time. The courses are challenging but doable and that’s what keeps it fun. The... only two downsides in my opinion were that 1. It only lasts 2 hours and starts from when you watch a video and do the whole harness thing, so you lose time to actually be up on the trees and 2. I’ve been to other adventure parks and they sell/rent gloves because the courses have elements where you need to hold onto a rope or cable. I asked for them but they don’t sell/rent or even suggest you to bring your own. My hands were really hurting afterwards. Anyways, I’d recommend it!!read more
    Liz Yablonicky
    Liz Yablonicky
    14:35 01 Jan 21
    My teen children and I did the zip lining with Donovan and Brandon this week. What great fun! I was very nervous but... our guides helped me gain confidence safely and they were so supportive and funny. We were only in town for a few days so when another zip line company cancelled our reservation due to inclement weather, we were thrilled and relieved to be able to come to Adventure Center of Asheville. Thanks for staying open and showing us a great time! Also loved the Covid safety protocols in place.read more
    carson stuckey
    carson stuckey
    02:48 19 Dec 20
    What a great place for a birthday party. My 8 year old son had a blast. Great place for a family outing, or good place... to challenge your friends on the hardest courses. Looking forward to going back.read more
    Lane Carolina
    Lane Carolina
    16:44 14 Dec 20
    Our group was staying downtown and this place was super close. There were several guys who had never done any zipline... stuff before, but the staff was so helpful and friendly. If we had more time we would have rented some bikes for the bike park. Just a great place to play and feel like a kid again.read more
    Grant Drenning
    Grant Drenning
    19:15 21 Nov 20
    Our group of 8 had an amazing time on the Zipline adventure. Our guides Marz and Donovan were great. They were... extremely knowledgeable and eased some of our groups anxiety before beginning. They start you on some smaller lines before moving on to the bigger and better ones. They are also hilarious and had some killer one liners, they are sure to make you laugh. We had a great time and would definitely do it again. If you're apprehensive at all about doing this don't be, by the end, our most apprehensive person was just as eager as everyone else to get to zipping!!!read more
    Lindsey Yow
    Lindsey Yow
    00:02 11 Nov 20
    Friendly staff and so many fun things to do. I also love that they allowed the haunted trail to take place there and... raise money for charityread more
    Home Team Handyman Service
    Home Team Handyman Service
    11:47 09 Oct 20
    A lot of fun for the whole family. The price for the adventure was cheap compared to other parks we've been to and the... instructors were great. Hated having to wear a mask though which took away from the fun. Every time my mask would slip off slightly I was scolded but I guess that's where were at right now. All in all it was well worth it. Side note:Asheville has changed folks. Don't go downtown unless you're wearing a mask, even outside. The hippies run the show and will cuss you out for walking outside without one. I will NEVER go to downtown Asheville againread more
    Chasing Rainbows
    Chasing Rainbows
    19:00 06 Oct 20
    Spent the day here and loved every minute! The ziplining was amazing, and our guides Brandon and Marz made every second... enjoyable. I want to come back again and hopefully zip with those guides! You hand break here, instead of the automatic, which I actually prefer because I feel I have more control. The guides signal you when you need to break, and whether to break harder or softer. Loved every moment!read more
    keven buttray
    keven buttray
    19:42 19 Sep 20
    So many fun things to do!!
    Kat Douglas
    Kat Douglas
    13:17 11 Sep 20
    Friendly & Knowledgeable staff. My Son & I had a BLAST doing the Tree Top Adventure, We will deff be back!
    Marc Kerr
    Marc Kerr
    03:02 08 Sep 20
    Zipling was so much fun and I enjoyed it. Donovan and Brandon made my experience something to remember. The staff the... entire time was amazing.read more
    Dorothea Young
    Dorothea Young
    18:07 07 Sep 20
    Great staff where you purchase tickets. Well maintained trails
    Andre Dickens
    Andre Dickens
    17:46 06 Sep 20
    We decided to do the kids zipline course with our 8 year old son and 6 year old daughter and it was the best family... activity we have done. The kids enjoyed the course so much they did it 4 times. The guides and instructors were great and we are planning to come back to do the obstacle course. I would highly recommend this as a family activity.read more
    Benjamin Chapin
    Benjamin Chapin
    23:49 26 Aug 20
    Did the zip line tour. Staff was great, equipment sanitized and in good shape, had a blast conquering heights while... zipping along!read more
    Mandy Yancey
    Mandy Yancey
    19:00 23 Aug 20
    We did a zip line tour yesterday for my husband’s birthday trip. Our guides, Brandon and Donovan were fantastic! They... were fun and engaging. This was my first time zip lining. I’m not great with heights and they put me at ease. Thank you for a great time! HIGHLY recommend.read more
    Veronica
    Veronica
    18:58 22 Aug 20
    Donnaben and Brando made the experience memorable. They are super nice and train you well.
    M L
    M L
    20:00 09 Aug 20
    Our son has enjoyed two weeks of bike camp at KOLO this summer. Fantastic time with great counselors. He enjoyed it... so much, he wants to be a counselor in training next year.read more
    Karmin Andrew
    Karmin Andrew
    22:29 01 Aug 20
    Fun, safe, easy to arrange. Knowledgeable staff. Very well run operation.
    Jennifer Olinger
    Jennifer Olinger
    00:41 17 Jun 20
    My 9 year old enjoyed Kolo bike park camp last week - and he is back this week with his 13 year old sister enjoying... Adventure Camp. They are having a blast a rating it a “13” on a scale of 1-10. And kids are honest! Great staff. Safe and social distance friendly. Get outdoors and live life!read more
    Jenna Morgan Hamilton
    Jenna Morgan Hamilton
    14:03 16 Jun 20
    Our family came to the Asheville area from Virginia for a long weekend in an effort to change up our scenery and give... our kids something to look forward to because we had been under our stay-at-home order since mid-March. We decided to do the ziplining tour at Asheville Adventure Center because it gave us a chance to do something as a family outside and it was an activity the kids were really excited about. The folks at Asheville Adventure Center were amazing. Very friendly, with a great customer service attitude. We had our safety training with Jeff, whom I think is the owner, and our ziplining guides were Brandon and Donovan. They were terrific. Very low stress, but also very focused on safety and procedure. We had a very nice time talking with them over the two hours and we can't say enough about how much they added to our enjoyment of the experience. During the ziplining, we all had to wear facemasks because it was not possible to always stay six feet apart during time on the tree platforms but it was not too much of a bother and it actually ended up keeping my face warm because it was cool and breezy up in the trees. We highly recommend this company and will come back to do another activity with them the next time we come to Asheville!read more
    Stephanie Worley
    Stephanie Worley
    18:21 01 Mar 20
    I was not prepared for how hard it was but I had a great time. Staff was friendly and helpful. I'll definitely be back!
    TheGalway Girl
    TheGalway Girl
    17:03 28 Jan 20
    Wonderful family fun with a variety of activities. Need to do better about waiting time in line to check in.
    June Davidson
    June Davidson
    11:50 09 Oct 19
    My first time on a zipline and I loved it! I was especially impressed by the safety standards at the Adventure Center.... They took time for a training session to ensure all participants could demonstrate basic skills. ANY time a participation was up high, he/she was securely tethered by at least one (usually more) line to a strong cable. But our guides weren’t all business. Their jokes, stories, and little dance/demonstrations added greatly to the super fun experience. So go, zip, laugh and know you are in very safe hands.read more
    Matthew Townes
    Matthew Townes
    01:01 30 Jul 19
    Loved that all the kids could participate and could be fairly independent (our group had ages 5-9). Also challenging... enough for the more experienced adults in the group.read more
    Manish Katiyar
    Manish Katiyar
    15:21 07 Jul 19
    Great place for kids to get aquatinted with zip lining
    Wendy Long
    Wendy Long
    01:01 14 Jun 19
    Great experience for groups, either family or company groups on a retreat. This was my 1st time. And some parts were... harder then I thought but I got through it. They have levels of course (easy-difficult) you can take kids too! My daughter is 13 and can go on the bigger zipline. A fun experience!! I would definitely recommend! (They even do "Amazing Race" type set ups for larger groups .read more
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    Kolo Bike Park
    4.4
    Based on 112 reviews
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    Kara Henegar
    Kara Henegar
    13:16 19 Jul 21
    Kolo bike camp is top notch~ The first day my son asked if he could attend another week this summer! Thanks for the... lessons learned throughout the week and a tired boy at the end of the day! Success.read more
    Joe Hollenback
    Joe Hollenback
    22:24 07 Jul 21
    I’ve gone to this place once every few months for the past two years. It is the best place to go for progression... without the pedaling. It closer than any real fun trail system to ride. Has endless features to session and a staff that is always kind and welcoming. My wife and I got jumping tips from one of the kids at their camp the other month and now we are starting to clear table tops!!!! They just have every increment of progression and everything is tucked away and separated enough that you aren’t constantly being watched by everyone while you are attempting to send but also close enough that if you fall and yell there is a better chance some one would hear you. Just spend your money here please and help make it even better. They’ve been putting in serious work.read more
    Sandi Davis
    Sandi Davis
    12:29 28 Jun 21
    We made our reservations thru the 1800 number. This was our first time zipping. The staff easily accommodated all... levels of skill and comfort zones. Safety was clearly paramount. Our group was large - 3 kids and 3 adults (age 7 to 60) They have zipping to fit all. 2 of the group did the kid course, 4 on the Canopy tour. Be aware the canopy tour lasts much longer than the kid side, but you can stay on the kid side as long as you want. Richard and Grant did an amazing job! These guys are professional, respectful. Can't wait to try this again! We had a great time. Worth the cost.read more
    timothy h
    timothy h
    22:36 15 Jun 21
    The park is awesome! We are just passing through and decided to stop. I am glad we did. They offer zip lining, mountain... biking, and pump tracks. We rented an e-bike and that thing is kool. The kids had a blast as well.read more
    Michael Keifling
    Michael Keifling
    12:36 06 Jun 21
    My son is just getting into Mt biking and this place is GREAT. location and the quality of the skills areas are as... good as i have seen. We had a blast.read more
    Chloe Jones
    Chloe Jones
    01:39 05 Jun 21
    Trails were confusing. I tried the beginner one and had to walk most of it. It might have just been me, seeing as I... don't do a lot of mountain biking, but my Dad(who does) said it was confusing as well.read more
    Zachary Taylor
    Zachary Taylor
    14:29 15 May 21
    Great staff awesome jumps and even better vibe. 5$ after 5 is where it's at
    Ray S
    Ray S
    00:07 03 May 21
    Very nice place. Kids had a good time and liked the bike trails.
    Heather Bullman
    Heather Bullman
    12:30 15 Apr 21
    My 11 year old bikes at Kolo with his friend. He loves it so much. Thanks Kolo.
    Sahra Claire Laird
    Sahra Claire Laird
    13:52 19 Mar 21
    So. Much. Fun!my 4.5 year-old was completely psyched the whole time we were there, and I think we only explored maybe... a fifth of the park the first time we went!I think my hubby’s gonna really love it too when he goes later today!Great fun for all ages :-)read more
    Lisa Larson
    Lisa Larson
    11:58 16 Mar 21
    My boys couldn't get enough of riding here! They had so much fun!!
    Justine Smith
    Justine Smith
    14:36 09 Oct 20
    I had never mountain biked before I came here and was very pleasantly surprised that the trails were manageable for a... complete beginner like me. It was also really nice that some of the trails are intermediate level so as I got more comfortable I could try more difficult trails/tricks. I’ll definitely be back!read more
    Alisa Taliercio
    Alisa Taliercio
    22:11 24 Sep 20
    My son loved this place. It is all he has talked about and he can not wait to go back. Very well maintained course for... mnt biking!read more
    Hillary Landry
    Hillary Landry
    09:23 01 Sep 20
    Short trails with overgrown areas that should be kept up with, but we managed to make the best of the trip. There are... still some nice opportunities to work on skills. The staff in the gift shop were not friendly. The dirt jumps were closed due to rain the morning before, so plan accordingly with weather.read more
    Heather Brooks
    Heather Brooks
    02:10 27 Aug 20
    They do a jump night during the summers that is fun and well attended. It’s a fun little park. They’ve worked hard on... it. There are lots of little features to work on things like jumping and dropping. They do have a more advanced jump line... but that seems to be it for very advanced features.read more
    association for traditional studies
    association for traditional studies
    12:47 25 Jul 20
    As locals, we love having a full bike park just 10 minutes from the house--pump tracks, single trails, skill park and... friendly, fantastic staff. Our son goes to camp here all summer, and I ride with him several afternoons a week after work. Definitely consider the annual pass, as the more you know the park, the more you realize it has to offer. UPDATE: PLEASE CONSIDER EXTENDING CAMP NOW THAT SCHOOLS HAVE MOVED TO ONLINE LEARNING! Perhaps two sessions a day to handle the crowds (morning group, afternoon group) or afternoons or... WE WILL SIGN UP! Our children will need more than just outside time with homeschooling, but outside time that builds skills and involves learning.read more
    Josh Ward
    Josh Ward
    04:02 23 Jul 20
    Great bike park with multiple pump tracks, singletrack trails, and kids tracks. One of the few parks we've been to with... bicycle tracks specifically for the little ones. My kids loved it! The whole park is covered in well marked mountain bike tracks and trails divided up by skill level. You can rent bikes or bring your own to ride. Tons of fun for beginners or advanced riders!read more
    Daniel Kneale
    Daniel Kneale
    22:28 11 Jun 20
    I brought my son out here to fight boredom and get some exercise and accomplished both. In addition we had a great... deal of fun and met some great people!Upon arrival my son decided to inform me that his brakes weren't working at all. There we were with no tools or ability to continue riding. Luckily an employee at the park named Collin came to the rescue. He had my son's bike stopping better than ever.Great facility. Great people. Great tracks. 3 tons of fun!read more
    Diego Salgado
    Diego Salgado
    20:01 28 Jan 20
    Skill park and dirt jump, trails are so short!
    Ross Bower
    Ross Bower
    15:14 06 Sep 19
    Great bike park. Lots of options. Have a lot of places for kids/beginners and bigger stuff for the more advanced... riders. Great community events and social media presence. Clean and relaxed environment. 🤙.read more
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    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

    85 Expo Drive
    Asheville, NC 28806

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    +1 (877) 247-5539

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    +1 (828) 225-2921

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