Written by Klaire Howerton
Posted by Mark Ruda
Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours at Wolfe Creek Preserve
There are many interesting places to get a good view of Branson and the surrounding area. There’s the Inspiration Tower at Shepherd of the Hills. There’s the very tip top of the rollercoasters at Silver Dollar City. Or the Skycoaster at the Go Kart track. Or the Henning Hawk Watch Tower at the Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area. But if you really want a unique view of the Branson area, you’ll want to check out the Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours at Wolfe Creek Preserve – it’s sure to give you the view you’re looking for!
Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours at Wolfe Creek Preserve are located on the east side of Highway 65, just seven miles north of Branson city limits. The entrance is a sharp right turn that descends downhill – so be sure to approach it at a reasonable speed! But it’s difficult to miss – large colorful billboards advertising the zipline and telling you where to turn can be spotted from a long ways away, and the zipline and zipline platforms with bright blue roofs are visible from the highway. Once you turn in to the parking lot, your ziplining adventure begins!
The Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours are classified as ‘world class eco-tours.’ The entire zipline was constructed with the best environmental interests of Wolfe Creek Preserve in mind. For example, the zipline towers were built using helicopters instead of bulldozers and other heavy ground equipment that might have damaged the fragile eco-structure of the preserve. The result was a four million dollar environmentally conscious establishment that is proud to fly visitors through the air as they tour the rugged, natural beauty of the Wolfe Creek Preserve. Riders will often get the exciting opportunity to see native Missouri wildlife, such as Whitetail Deer, Bobcat and a vast array of birds, ranging from small songbirds like American Goldfinches on up to big raptors like Red Tailed Hawks.
Since the Branson Zipline opened in May of 2010, literally thousands of visitors have been safely (and enjoyably!) guided through the beautiful Ozarks canopy. All visitors receive an orientation course prior to riding the zipline – orientations are given by trained professionals to ensure that safety is the top priority. Once orientation is completed, the zipline tours begin! The Branson Zipline offers four tour options, each with a different number of ziplines and suspension bridges. Each tour also has a different time limit, anywhere from thirty minutes to four hours. The Ozarks Xplorer Canopy Tour has been a best seller at the Branson Zipline. If you plan on ziplining as a family or in a group, the Flying Prospector Canopy Tour is a good tour to consider. For those wanting a quick adrenaline rush, check out the Blue Streak Fast Line and Free Fall Express! This tour includes a heart pounding breathtaking one hundred foot free fall! And if you want it all, take the Canopy Adventure Combo tour – it includes a tour of the entire canopy AND the free fall. For those who may not be so keen on heights, Branson Zipline also offers a walking nature tour, where you can experience the beauty of Wolfe Creek Preserve with your feet on the ground.
So if you’re ready for an adventure and a view of Branson you’ll never forget, come try out Branson Zipline and Canopy Tours at Wolfe Creek Preserve!
Watch below to see the Branson Zipline in action. If you want to reserve your tickets, or get more information about other outdoor experiences in Branson, call our concierge at 1-877-262-0430.