Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on February 25, 2014
Most of us probably think of zipline attractions as being purely for fun. But in Costa Rica, zipline operators are actually helping save endangered rainforests by preventing those lands from being destroyed and developed for other purposes.
Costa Rica is already known for its abundance of canopy tours. Dozens of operators are currently in business, housing courses that run across beaches, rivers, canyons and, of course, through rainforests. Those in particular afford spectacular views of the jungle canopy as well as native flora and fauna such as butterflies, giant iguanas, tree frogs and a wide variety of orchids.
One of the most ecologically friendly adventure parks, Rainforest Adventures, owns a total of 1,400 acres, in two different tracts, on the Atlantic and Pacific sides of the country, respectively. Both sites feature zipline attractions as well as aerial trams that carry up to six people through primary-forest canopy. Because of its preservation of the land, the company has received multiple awards and citations for its sustainability efforts and eco-friendliness.
Here in the Smokies, our Pigeon Forge canopy tours are enmeshed in the natural wooded beauty of East Tennessee. We have 24 lines that cover a wide expanse of terrain, including valleys and ridges. It's the most fun way to sightsee in the mountains.