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Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.


Ziplines Good For The Economy?

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on August 13, 2013

There's no doubt that the combination of ziplines, Smoky Mountains and a warm summer day adds up to a great way to spend a day. Ziplining has all sorts of benefits for the vacationer, including fun, adventure, beautiful scenery, fresh air and quality time with friends and/or family.

But it just may be that the presence of ziplines is also good for the local communities that host them. For example, one zipline attraction in Klamath Falls, Oregon has noted that their business has brought travelers to their neck of the woods rather than other nearby communities.

“People are often intimidated by the outdoors and won't go off-pavement on their own,” said Jennifer Roe of Roe Outfitters, who thinks ziplining attracts a wide range of age and activity levels. “You don't have to be 30 and an adrenaline junkie.”

She observes many people who travel to areas just to try out ziplines, similar to enthusiasts who seek out rafting on the Klamath River, where Roe Outfitters guides whitewater and fishing trips.

So while Pigeon Forge is certainly a great place for Smoky Mountain Ziplines to be, it's likely that our business is good for Pigeon Forge. And it's good for our customers too, which makes ziplining in the Smokies a win-win-win!


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