Poconos Adventure Parks#4 in Best Things To Do in The Poconos
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After you've gotten your fill of the Poconos' ground- and water-based activities, head to one of the area's numerous adventure parks. Adventure parks take the excitement into the air, with elevated obstacle courses for adventurous children and adults to challenge themselves on. The courses often weave their way through picturesque forest settings with rope, wood and cable configurations that create balance beams, rickety bridges and monkey bars. Each park offers an assortment of difficulty levels, each with its own challenging elements.
Past travelers praised the adventure parks as entertaining options for the whole family. A handful of the adventure parks also offer zip lines, which impressed adrenaline junkies. Despite all the accolades adventure parks received, travelers who are afraid of heights or are not physically fit did not enjoy the higher and more challenging courses. Be sure to research the difficulty and elevation of each course before making a reservation.
The Pocono Mountains website lists seven different challenge courses. The courses vary in hours of operations, duration and price. They are generally open during the daytime during the warm weather months, cost about $50 and offer access to visitors for two to four hours. Keep in mind that there are often minimum height requirements to safely participate.
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#1 Pocono Raceway
Known as the "Tricky Triangle" for its three distinct turns, the Pocono Raceway began welcoming fans in 1968. Nowadays, Pocono Raceway hosts a handful of NASCAR races every summer, while a variety of other car-related experiences are available when races are not taking place. Visitors can ride in or drive a stock car, bring their own car for a spin on the famous track, choose from a selection of exotic cars to take for a test drive and more.
Past travelers praised the stock car ride-along experience, saying that the G-force going around the track's iconic corners provides an adrenaline rush. The park's clean atmosphere, from the restrooms to the vendors, also impresses most recent visitors. Still, those who are not racing fans expressed disappointment with NASCAR in general, and diehard NASCAR fans couldn't help comparing the Pocono Raceway to its more impressive counterparts.
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