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“A must to do for any trip to North Conway area”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Monkey Trunks

Monkey Trunks
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Chocorua
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Monkey Trunks offers fun for children, adults and families! Participants begin with ground school and receive safety instructions on how to navigate through the course. They then move on to the green course to demonstrate they have the ability to properly use their equipment. After completing these two stages, participants will progress through the levels - each level becomes progressively more challenging! Monkey Trunks courses feature ziplines, swinging beams, tightropes, rolling logs, hanging tires, cargo nets and more! Each Monkey Trunks location includes a children's course for the littlest of monkeys, with platforms no more than 6' off the ground. The children's courses include 6-8 challenges with an 80' zipline at the finish. Reservations are encouraged and can be made anytime online or by phone.
Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“A must to do for any trip to North Conway area”
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We stopped at Monkey Trunks while in North Conway. It was the absolute highlight of my 8 year old's weekend. I highly recommend visiting for anyone with adventurous kids. We checked out other zip line obstacle course places, and this one seemed to be the largest with the most variety. Lots of opportunity for kids to explore and try different obstacles. You are clipped in with two seperate hooks, so it helped to alleviate safety concerns. I was a bit scared myself while doing it, but it felt good to survive all of the obstacles and zip lines.

Visited August 2013
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“Great family fun :)”
Reviewed 31 July 2013 via mobile

Money trunks is pretty cool, the sights are cool, but I loved the challenges :) it was a perfect adventure for my 2 kids ages 11 and 13.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Harder than it looks!”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

After passing by Monkey Trunks for a few years, a group of us finally decided we had to make a trip there. Glad we did because it was a lot of fun! And surprisingly, it was harder than it looks from the ground. We were there for about 2.5 hours, during which we were constantly busy.

After a brief safety and practice course, we were let loose on the larger pieces of equipment. Lots of different pathways and obstacles - you can make your path as easy or as difficult as you wish. But don't forget, you are harnessed and tethered in safely...so get a little daring!

Visited July 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great fun”
Reviewed 4 September 2012

We spent almost three hours here, having an absolute blast. It is a great place to blow off some steam and get a healthy bit of exercise. The staff is excellent, helpful and fun.

It starts with a quick safety lesson, in which you learn how to use the equipment. Then off you go on the different courses which can be as easy or as difficult as you make them.

We enjoy sports and have some climbing experience, so we didn't think this would be much of a challenge, but we were really pleasantly surprised at some of courses. If you want to take more difficult routes, you can. You can also just hang out and ease through the routes; if you're a little apprehensive about anything there is always a friendly staff member watching and eager to help out.

This is great fun for all ages and abilities! Definitely worth the cost.

Visited September 2012
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“Overcome your fear of heights - worth it!!”
Reviewed 23 August 2012

Let me begin by stating that I have a highly developed fear of heights, honed from years of trembling at the edge of cliffs, glass elevators and high buildings. BUT - I did this, and plan on going back. The ONLY reason I participated was for a 10 year old neighbor whose friends did not show up for the course. I am thankful they did not. The course is large - 5 different sites, that you travel to via zipline.With the safety harness, and following the safety rules, I, surprisingly, felt very comfortable. You can spend as much time as you want/need on each structure, but once you move on to the next one, you cannot go backwards to structures that you already completed.

There was not a safety video, which would have been nice. I was not impressed by the college kids running the front desk, since they appeared to be just hanging out. They did not give us a good overview of the course or tell us the timing of the training. Everyone loitered around until we were told to move to harnessses laid out on floor. However, the overview on the safety harness and rules was very good - they made sure that everyone understood, and they helped with getting the harnesses on and comfortable.

The person giving the overview outside on the training structure was great. Again, confirmed understanding, and provided detailed instructions, along with demonstrations using audience participation.

Once we were on the course, there were multiple people watching the customers to ensure that everyone was behaving and to offer help. We spent 2 hours on the 1st 2 structures, and then left without making it to the others. On the way out, we saw another mother who was taking a lunch break with her sons, and then they were getting back on the next structure. Wish I had known we could do this. We were tired from our climbing, but hadn't been told you could step away to use the bathroom or take a break - we would have gone back if we hadn't already taken our gear off.

Recommmendations: bring a pair of gloves if you want to protect your hands; you can buy 1-size fits all cotton gloves if you want, but they are loose and baggy. Play around and take a break - it is tiring on your shoulders and legs as you try to keep your balance. Feel safe and enjoy the challenge.

Visited July 2012
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