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The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

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Address: 16701 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860-1100
Phone Number: +1 240-389-4386
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Wed - Fri 15:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The largest Adventure Park in North America. Challenge Yourself! 187...

The largest Adventure Park in North America. Challenge Yourself! 187 Platforms high in The Trees, covering 5 acres, interconnected by zip lines, ropes, obstacles, challenges and fun! 13 Separate courses, 6 difficulty levels, from beginner to insane. Unlimited climbing for 3 hours. Ages 5 - 84 (so far!) Fall Hours Wed-Friday: 3PM-10PM, Saturday: 8AM-10PM. Sunday: 8AM-10PM. Twilight Climbs start 3 hours before closing! Advanced group reservations welcome 7 days a week.

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Amazing Experience to Conquer Fears

I have to say that this was a great day. My 6 year old son had the opportunity to zipline and froze. Since then he's been begging me to try again to conquer his fear so I did... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Turtletraxx
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to say that this was a great day. My 6 year old son had the opportunity to zipline and froze. Since then he's been begging me to try again to conquer his fear so I did some searching. When I came across Adventure Park, the customer service reps replied to my email inquiries quickly and were so understanding.... More 

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Thank Turtletraxx
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing staff and multiple courses and skill levels make this an outstanding site for Birthday Parties.

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Thank wegoodell
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had so much fun it is unbelievable. The whole thing was great. My wife, my children and myself had a blast!

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Thank rcubillos2001
Greenbelt, Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose Sandy Spring Adventure Park as our Community Bonding Day. It was perfect. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The park is the perfect immersion in nature experience. Students and adults at every level were challenged. They had many opportunities to help each other and cheer for each others' successes. We celebrated all the ways our adventure changed the... More 

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Thank KMS725
Hyattsville, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 50+ of all ages. There were challenges suitable for all of us...from 5yrs old to 50 yrs old. Guides very visible throughout the day and helpful. Traffic on courses flowed nicely, no long waits. Many in our group were first time visitors, like me, others were return guests. I will definitely return!

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Thank Takechallenges
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a large group of Junior Girl Scouts climbing at the Park and it was awesome! The guides were helpful and friendly and above all very safe. Our Scouts and parents had a blast climbing and the staff were all over the park to help out as needed. Thanks Sand Spring, awesome job!

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Thank Kristyn M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family loves this place! We try to go at least several times a year. I am not one to pay for my exercise -- I prefer biking, hiking, jogging, etc a trampoline park or ice skating rink etc -- but I make exceptions for the Sandy Springs Adventure park. It is a ropes nestled in the trees. You have... More 

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Thank rashne
Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So my review is based on two visits...our first visit was for my teenage daughter's 15th bday celebree with friends and family in the heated month of July, the staff was so helpful as we all arrived a different times but they made sure to wait for the entire party before starting, the instructions given for harnessing and how to... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for some good old outdoor fun and getting exercise too then this is a good place to visit. You do need to have excellent mobility skills as it requires climbing, walking, ducking, twisting etc. If you are an observer then you will enjoy some log seating, picnic benches and a fire ring at night. I choose... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a wonderful way to spend a beautiful fall day and help build confidence in our 5 year olds. Their website made it easy to register, select a climb time, and sign the waivers. Once we arrived, all we had to do was check in and get our harnesses. The entire staff seemed expert and extremely helpful. The safety... More 

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21 days ago
Gaithersburg, Maryland

How does the park avoid long wait times at each obstacle?

Hello ~ sent this email directly to the Park Manager and have not received an acknowledgement and/or response. While we returned during the day and payed more, we'd like to try the Twilight Adventure but are hesitant based on our last experience, Any insight on whether or not the park has a process in place to ensure no "back-ups"/long waits at each obstacle? We certainly did not get our money's worth of zip lining on this evening:

This past Saturday night, we surprised my son and took him and a couple of his friends (ages 13, 14 and 15) so they could experience the park in the evening. The weather was absolutely perfect and they couldn't wait to get started!

After training, off they went ... huge smiles on their faces and high-fiving all the way to the start of the courses. As parents, we thought we'd earned some brownie points and high-fived as well!

When we came back at 10pm for pick-up, to our shock and surprise, all 3 of them were sitting on a bench looking pretty despondent and the mood was somber (the complete opposite of when we left). I asked how things went and they said it was a huge disappointment. They didn't get to zipline much during the 2 hours they were there and clearly, they were upset. We were all hoping that this would be a night for them to remember and felt awful for the boys. We rode home in silence, and in an attempt to salvage the evening, I promised we'd go again and perhaps even try another park in the area. That perked them up a little.

Apparently, it was great at first, especially when they felt like they had the park to themselves after 3-4 obstacles. Then all of a sudden, they caught up with a group of 3 20-something year old girls. This is when things went awry.

These girls took an inordinate amount of time getting from one obstacle to the next. They'd start out by taking numerous selfies and then waited for each girl to get to the other side before moving onto the next platform. They used this "process" (selfies first, then waiting for each other on the other side of the ziplines before starting the next) the entire way through the obstacle. By the time the boys finished this 1 single obstacle (well over an hour!) all the others in the park (the ones they really wanted to hit) were shut down. The only ones left were the easy ones (purple and yellow).

I asked if there was an employee in the park who either went with them as a guide or was simply walking around and monitoring the pace at which people moved through the obstacles, thinking that this could have helped to move these girls along. The boys said no and there was absolutely nothing they could do to address the situation. They basically felt "trapped" and just followed behind these girls.

I thought that by sharing this experience with you (vs. complain about it on social media), you'd have a chance to address what could possibly be an ongoing problem that others have encountered. It surprised me that there aren't staff members walking around through the park (or even "stationed" at platforms), ensuring that the traffic is flowing and people are moving at a good pace through the obstacles.

While the whole concept of ziplining in the evening was super exciting, we may just opt to go during the day. I'm hoping they'll want to give SS Adventure Park another try!

Thanks for the opportunity to share this feedback.

5 months ago

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