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“Fantastic family outing”

The Beanstalk Journey Zipline
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Owner description: The Beanstalk Journey, a blend of a zip line tour and a ropes course, incorporates fun and excitement with education and recreation for children and adults alike. The Journey transports individuals and groups through a labyrinth of independent tree houses which serve as rest stops and educational destinations. Each station offers 360-degree views suspended as high as 50-feet above the ground.The Journey offers different levels of physical challenge and adventure ranging from easy and invigorating to advanced and exhilarating. Every outing shares the common goal of generating positive appreciation for nature, local history and the environment with a special focus on each individual’s self-esteem, physical fitness and revitalization of the human spirit. Adventures can be tailored to most any skill level and we also offer customized outings for special needs guests.Visit us in charming Morganton, North Carolina and make a day of your trip! Our zip line canopy tour is located at Catawba Meadows Park, which offers several other activities. Try our on-site custom-built Adventure Playground, the 18-hole disc golf course, and one of the beach volleyball courts. Other activities within walking distance include biking, walking, or running on the Catawba River Greenway and Freedom Trail Greenway which border Catawba Meadows. Also on-site are a festival area and full ADA-accessible bathroom facililities with showers, as well as picnic shelters and restaurants within walking distance. Our course is spectator friendly and very suitable for pictures taken from the ground. Come spend a day with us!
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We had a wonderful time on the Beanstalk Journey and the Spider Web Tower. We couldn't have asked for better weather. Both Patrick and Josh were fantastic, informative, funny and safety-minded guides. Our kids loved it!! We will be back.

Thank Kat K
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Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

This was our family's first zipline adventure. (Ages 8 to 17) Was thinking the older ones would think it was beneath them to do a "family friendly" course but they really liked it too! The Groupon made it too good to pass up!I boomed a morning spot for the 6 of us and we had the place all to ourselves. (It's located within a big city complex/ park) We got harnessed and helmeted and headed out to the tree house with Patrick and Hillary, our guides. I'm always up for a little adrenaline rush and was surprised I actually felt a bit of fear on this thing! (So did a couple of my kids but they didn't admit that till later! Lol!) The first part are some rope obstacles to get you up there which was fun and once you're up, you go down a series of 5 runs I think. It took about 1.5 hr for us to get through it. Great staff! And I'm so glad we packed a picnic lunch because the park had Pavillion shelters and playground. (Wish we had brought bikes and frizbee) We had a fun time!

Thank nofitpitchinkids
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

The Beanstalk Tour was 20 minutes from our town (Lenoir, NC) and easily accessible, as it was on the grounds of Catawba Meadows Park. Our guides were very knowledgeable in their safety protocols, and were very amiable & entertaining. After a safety class & donning harnesses & helmets, it was a short walk from the office to the beginning of the tour. We started by climbing a short rope tunnel to the 1st platform, crossed a wooden slat/rope bridge, a rope bridge and then, the first of 5 zips. Each zip brought us to a platform that connected to the next zip or to steps or ladders up to the next zip platform. We were safely connected at all times and reminded of safety by our guides. Saving the best for last, was a 500 foot zip bringing you down to a platform from which you semi-rappelled, while being lowered to the ground. The last zip included a brake system which slowed you down automatically; no hand brakes were used. I felt safe, while enjoying the exhilaration of speeding across the zip lines. Our guides mentioned that children as young as 4 have done this tour with their parents. It took an hour, but only because there was one other couple. Catawba Meadows Park has a beautiful children's playground, lots of grass (kite flying!), cement paths for strollers & wheelchairs (hence the check off for wheelchair access), clean bathrooms, concession stand, picnic areas, 2 baseball fields and, a paved walking path (part of the local Greenway). It's a great place to spend the day.

1  Thank ATL957
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

This was our first experience with zip lining and the folks at Beanstalk couldn't have been more welcoming and supportive. They have a high focus on safety but also make it fun for everyone in the group. Our group consisted of kids to grandparents and everyone had a good time. It took us about 2 hours to get through the course and the park setting allows for lots of places to walk and picnic afterwards.

1  Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

My family and I enjoyed Beanstalk Journey!!! We had a great time and would recommend it to anyone considering zipline. Otter & Patrick were completely entertaining and professional. We all had a wonderful visit & safety was never an issue. Thanks to everyone at Beanstalk! We'll be back.

1  Thank BethS13
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