SPONSORED: New High Ropes Course Opening in Hot Springs
Those seeking a new and unique adventure will soon have another central Arkansas option to get the adrenaline flowing. Hot Springs’ Adventureworks, known for its treetop zipline adventures, is expanding to include an aerial adventure course, open to ages 8 and up.
“Participants will start by getting harnessed into a full body harness and climb to the top of the tower. There are three levels of difficulty depending on which route you go," said Weslea Miniat, Adventureworks spokesperson. "Once they are in the air they will be free to traverse over swinging logs, cargo nets, climbing walls, suspended stumps and other exciting challenges. We’re so excited to bring this new adventure to central Arkansas; we can’t wait for y’all to try it out!”
Miniat said the new attraction, which sits about 45 feet up in the air, doesn’t have an upper age limit, but for safety reasons, the aerial adventure course doesn’t allow pregnant women or individuals over 275 pounds. While not expressly prohibited, people who have other health conditions should exercise common sense before taking on the adventure course, Miniat said.
Built on poles, the course offers two hours for the $30 entrance fee and climbers can stay for any portion of the time allotted.
“Some people will blow through the course super fast in 30 minutes and then they’re done or they go through the course three times and spend the full two hours up there,” Miniat said. “It’s really up to you and your own personal pace and preference.”
As with its popular zipline courses, Adventureworks is looking forward to hosting groups of all sizes to the new aerial course. Miniat said the aerial course is the perfect team building activity as well as providing fun for all ages of church, school, scouting or other groups.
Miniat said zipline and aerial adventure course combo packages are also available to provide guests the best the park has to offer for a full day’s worth of fun and adventure. Guests of Catherine’s Landing, which partners with Tennessee-based Adventureworks, receive a discount on the park’s attractions.
“We are one of the premiere attractions in Hot Springs and we appreciate how the community has supported us,” Miniat said. “We’re excited to show off this new aerial adventure course, which we know everyone is going to love. Hot Springs is the entertainment capital of Arkansas and this new attraction only solidifies that.”
The course will officially open on April 11. The park opens at 10 a.m. seven days a week, with the last tour starting at 5 p.m. during the summer season. During daylight savings time, the last tour gets underway at 2:30 p.m. The park is located at 1700 Shady Grove Road, Hot Springs; look for the entrance to Catherine’s Landing.
Note: this article originally stated that the ropes course would open on April 7. The date changed after publication and the article now reflects the updated open date of April 11.