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800 Legacy Vista Drive

Price & Hours

$119 per person
8 a.m. to 5 or 7 p.m. daily, depending on season

Details

Natural Wonders, Parks and Gardens, Sports Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend

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  • 3.0Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 5.0Atmosphere

See the eastern Tennessee mountains from a different vantage point by soaring through the treetops and forests via zip line. Legacy Mountain Ziplines offers a few different zip line tracks across 400 acres of land. You'll fly through the air quite quickly – up to 50 mph in some cases – on the course's 4 ½ miles, which at some points stands more than 500 feet high. The course includes seven different zip lines and a few ropes bridges riders walk across, while offering sweeping mountain and valley views. Each visitor is outfitted with a harness, gloves and a helmet. The company assures travelers that its equipment is inspected daily for safety requirements; the website also notes that riders will be strapped to two lines and that safety is a top priority.

Recent zip line riders called the views from this course breathtaking and commend the staff members for being so friendly, helpful and safety-conscious. A few noted that the employees were particularly great at inspiring confidence in and supporting people who were a bit nervous or hesitant about the activity. Others reported returning to Legacy Mountain Ziplines every time they're in Pigeon Forge because it's so much fun.

Keep in mind, zip line riders must be at least 3 years old and weigh no more than 275 pounds. Kids must weigh 70 pounds to zip line alone, those weighing less than 70 pounds must ride tandem with an adult. You must wear enclosed shoes that fit tightly; the company recommends athletic shoes, boots or hiking shoes. You'll find Legacy Mountain Ziplines about 7 miles east of central Pigeon Forge. Tickets cost $119 per person for approximately 2 ½ hours of zip lining. The zip line course is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 or 7 p.m., depending on the season and weather permitting, and parking is available on-site. For more info, check out the Legacy Mountains Ziplines website.

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