Buffalo Outdoor Center is home to Arkansas' first zip line canopy tour, which today remains the premier wilderness zip line experience in the state! Our lofty, tree-friendly platforms are built around actual live Ozark Mountain hardwood trees. And, we'll eat our helmets if our tree team isn't one of the finest, most safety-conscious group of zip line guides in America.
The tour is for guests ages 10+ and who weigh between 70 and 250 lbs. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about our Buffalo River Canopy Tour, including guidelines and health restrictions.
"We had a blast in the tree's on the zip line with my boys and their friends. Going to have to go back with my daughter and a group of my girlfriends. Our tour guides were GREAT! Thanks for a wonderful experience. :)"
"We had a blast! Our zipline guides were so nice and so helpful! The views were beautiful!"
"Highly recommend the zip line canopy tour. Mark and Ben and Laura were great!"
"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm 50 and I can fly!!!! Great fun and mother /daughter quality time."
And that's just the tip of the guest comments' iceberg! We've also had several guests post online videos of their zip line adventure. Here's one of our favorites! ROSE FAMILY CANOPY TOUR ADVENTURE
Women age 50+ are some of our most avid zip line fans. And the age record for any guest was an 86-yr old grandmother...go, granny!
Guided zipline canopy tours originated in Costa Rica as a way for people to experience the flora and fauna that is unique to the dense leafy canopy of a rainforest. Our Ozark Mountain hardwood forest canopy has its own bird, plant, and animal life, which our guided tour is designed to introduce you to as you glide along from tree to tree!
From a structural standpoint, our canopy tour is a system of cables and platforms, wherein the participant "glides" or "zips" through the treetops while connected to the cable via a harness. A large wooden platform serves as a landing base in each tree that you "zip to." Our canopy tour facility was built in accordance with Association of Challenge Course Technology recommended guidelines.
The tour takes approximately 2 hours to complete, give or take a few minutes. Precisely how long it lasts is determined by a variety of factors, including weather and the physical ability of each participant.
Scroll down to see our 2012 fall schedule and rates!
March: Open 8-10, 13-17, 20-24 and 29-31
April: Open all Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
May: Open May 4th-5th / 11th-12th / 18th-19th / 23rd-27th / May 31st-June 2
June: Open June 6th-9th / 13th-16th / 20th-23rd / 27th-30th
July: Open July 4th-7th / 11th-14th / 18th-21st / 25th-28th
Aug: Open Aug 1st-4th / 10th-11th / 17th-18th / 24th-25th / Aug 31st-Sept 2
Sept: Open Labor Day weekend, including Monday / Open all other Saturdays and Sundays
Oct: Open Oct 4th-6th / 11th-13th / 17th-20th / 25th-27th
Nov: Open Nov 1st-3rd / 8th-10th / 15th-17th / 22nd-24th
Call 1-800-221-5514 for current tour time availability on your chosen date!
ZIP LINE RATE: $89+tax per person
GROUP RATE: Groups of 8 to 10 guests qualify for a $79+tax per person rate
We take quality images of each tour, which are available a couple of different ways:
EMAILED DIGITAL IMAGES
PRE-ZIP: $7 / per person POST-ZIP: $9 / per person
5x7 PRINT & DIGITAL FILE: $15
(Photographs are an option to buy, rather than being included in your tour rate. Prices do not reflect sales tax.)