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Team Building Fun At ZipQuest

Summer is in full swing in North Carolina. Sometimes it is hard to be in an office or warehouse all day when the weather is beautiful outside. If you and your business or organization are looking for an amazing team building opportunity, look no further than ZipQuest, located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. This group based recreation experience is meant to foster and strengthen the bonds between group members in a unique and fun way, using nature as the backdrop.

Named TeamQuest: Build and Bond, this unforgettable team building challenge is meant to meet several objectives for your business or organization. Some goals that we hope to achieve by the end of your TeamQuest: Build and Bond experience are better communication within the group, an increase in motivation, sharper critical thinking skills, a clearer picture of leadership potential within the team, a swelling of personal pride and self-awareness among members, a build-up of trust amongst the team, and a birth to new ideas and innovative problem solving in a group setting.

TeamQuest: Build and Bond comes with Build Your Own Group Adventure options. When making reservations, team leaders can choose between a number of activity choices. Some options include TeamQuest: Build and Bond activities for up to 6 hours, either our Treetop zipline excursion or our three hour waterfall zipline expedition, or a catered lunch that seats up to 40 in our Millhouse Meeting Reservation Space. Our website lists price options.

At ZipQuest, we want your team building experience to truly be successful. That is why one of our team leaders will contact you before your arrival to discuss your business and organization.  We will talk about the members of your team, the goals you have in mind when choosing TeamQuest: Build and Bond, and how we can best help you get the most out of your ZipQuest experience. If you and your team are in a rut, need a boost in morale, or just want to get out into nature for the day while summer is here, call ZipQuest today at (910) 488-8787 or check out our team building page on our website for more information on TeamQuest: Build and Bond.

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8 Fun Facts about Ziplining!

Ziplining has been around for quite some time, and many people are brave enough to take on the daring challenge to do such an adrenaline rushing activity. In the earlier times of Ancient China, zip wires as they called them, were used in the Nujiang Valley of Yunnan Province. This area offers mountains, rivers, and valleys. Since they did not have all the equipment we have in modern times, it was hard to cross the rivers safely. Zip wires were the answer to safely crossing the rivers instead of swimming and using ferry rides. To this day, some of the original lines remain and are being replaced with modern day ziplines.

Zipline attractions are open in many different parts of the world, which means you are bound to see a different source of scenery wherever you go. In modern times, most people zipline for the excitement and fun experience. Here are some surprising facts you might not have known about ziplining:

  • North Carolina is the state with the most ziplines. The Tarheel state has 24 commercial ziplines .
  • 72 countries and six continents in the world have commercials ziplines.
  • The most people to go down a single zipline in one hour was 183 – achieved by ACE adventure resort in West Virginia on June 3, 2012.
  • You can travel internationally on ziplines. The Limite Zero Zipline crosses the Guadiana River from Spain to Portugal.   
  • Ziplines in Costa Rica generate approximately $120 million in annual revenue.
  • In New Zealand & Australia, a zipline is known as a “fly fox.”
  • Ziplines are also known as Zippy’s, zip wires, aerial runways, aerial rope slides, Tyrolean traverses or canopy tours.
  • Children in the Hongdae village in China use a zipline to cross a 460-foot deep and 260-foot wide gorge to travel to and from school.

With an aerial view from up above and life-changing fun, take the chance and zipline today at Zipquest. Learn more at www.zipquest.com. Until next time. Happy Zipping!

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Why zip in the rain?

When it comes to outdoor activities, weather plays a big part in whether you go outside or stay indoors. Most people will not go outdoors if it is raining, but some people take advantage of the opportunity. You are probably asking who would want to go outside while it’s gray and rainy out? Many people take advantage of rain and go ziplining. Even though it does not rain a lot here in North Carolina, rain makes ziplining all the more fun!

Of course, safety is a primary factor when you decide to go ziplining in the rain:

You don’t want to zipline when it’s storming or potentially going to be a severe storm.
Dress in appropriate clothing if you know you are going to be ziplining in the rain.

Every zipline course is different, so the rain will make every line feel and look different. Maybe you will be in a canopy, or in a wide open area where you can see wildlife hanging out. Remember getting rained on won’t ruin your day, it will just make it one hundred times better!

Ready to zipline – rain or shine? Learn more www.zipquest.com.

Fight Boredom This Summer in Fayetteville, North Carolina

For most local students summer vacation is in full swing! Fayetteville, North Carolina is a great place to be in the summertime as adventure is everywhere! There is no need to travel to find things to do in Fayetteville because there is so much to see and do. If you are looking for unique ideas on how to spend the summer with your children, here are a few fun options.

Go SwampDogs Go! From now until the beginning of August, the Fayetteville SwampDogs baseball team will be playing their season at J.P. Riddle Stadium. Most home games feature a theme night. Catch a game with fireworks afterwards and you won’t be disappointed! Individual tickets for single games range from $7 for military and law enforcement to $8 for general admission. Box seats can be purchased for $9.

2018 marks the 100th anniversary since Fort Bragg was established. Every 4th of July, Fort Bragg opens its gates to the public for their annual Independence Day celebration. There are many family friendly activities planned, and this year’s concert headliner is country music artist Trace Adkins. The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks display. Gates open to the public at noon.

From now until the end of August, Cape Fear Botanical Gardens is offering a unique display called The Garden Railway. A model railway system will be set up in the Friendship Garden, spanning 450 feet. On certain weekends, visitors to the exhibit will be able to ride and operate hand cars. If your child is a big fan of trains, they are sure to love this exhibit! The Garden Railway is free for garden members, $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and members of the military, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and under.

If you are looking for a thrilling adventure, ZipQuest offers ziplining adventures for the whole family! Choose from our Treetop Expedition or our ultimate ziplining adventure overlooking the beautiful Carver Falls, our Waterfall Excursion. Our NightQuest ziplining option offers the same great zipline adventure, but with the night sky for a backdrop. Need an extra boost of adrenaline? Try our Swing Shot attraction, which takes you three and half stories up and releases you toward Carver’s Creek, five stories below!

Finding things to do in Fayetteville, North Carolina is not hard. If adventure is what you are looking for this summer, ZipQuest has it!

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Summer Vacation Fun in North Carolina

In just a few short weeks, public schools across central North Carolina will be releasing students for summer break. Many families will take the opportunity during the summer months to explore new places and try new family activities. North Carolina is a beautiful state to experience in the summertime, from the mountains in the west, the beaches in the east and so much in between. If you and your family are looking for neat ways to get outdoors this summer, ZipQuest has some ideas for you.

Explore the Appalachian Trail. The entire west border of North Carolina is home to some of the grandest mountain views you will ever see. Tourists will find no shortage of trails to hike and rivers to explore. For the best possible North Carolina mountain experience, we suggest that you visit Mt. Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi River, located a little more than 30 miles north of Asheville. You simply cannot beat the views!

Enjoy the Atlantic Ocean. North Carolina borders the Atlantic Ocean on the east, and there are plenty of amazing beach towns to explore. The most popular are the Outer Banks, which includes Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Roanoke Island and Cape Hatteras. Also popular are the southern beaches of Emerald Isle, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Oak Island. If fun in the sun is your goal, you can’t go wrong with North Carolina beaches.

If you are in central North Carolina and cannot make it to the mountains or the beach this summer, there is still plenty of fun to be had in the area! ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure, located in Fayetteville, North Carolina offers families a unique ziplining experience that they are sure to never forget! Come zipline with us through the canopy of tall trees and the great outdoors. ZipQuest offers customers several ways to enjoy their adventure experience with us, including ziplining over Carver’s Falls. At ZipQuest, we also offer NightQuest, a way to experience ziplining underneath the stars!

ZipQuest is for most everyone aged 8 to 91. Check out our FAQ page for more details.

If you are looking for activities to do as a family this summer, North Carolina is full of opportunities! Are you ready for your ziplining adventure? Check out ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure today!

Team Building at ZipQuest

You have an amazing staff. Your group is thriving and you are meeting your business goals. Sometimes, though, it can feel like you are all so busy chasing success that you hardly have time to get to know one another. You wish that there was more unity among your group. Here’s an idea! If you are looking for an exciting way to promote bonding among your employees or organization members with team building, look no further than TeamQuest: Build and Bond and ziplining adventures at ZipQuest!

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Located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure has been named one of USA Today’s 10 Great Ziplines. Zippers from all over the country take advantage each year of the beauty of Carver Falls and the surrounding area. Now, ZipQuest has created fun and exciting team building adventures for businesses, groups and organizations that want to cultivate bonds, improve group communication and so much more.

There are several team building options available through ZipQuest. You can choose our TeamQuest: Build and Bond sessions that last from 1.5 hours to 6 hours long depending on your needs, our treetop ziplining adventures, and even a catered lunch for up to 40 people. Your team building adventure will begin before you ever arrive at ZipQuest, when one of our trained leaders contacts your group leader to discuss the needs of your group and what you hope to achieve during your time with ZipQuest.

There are many positives for choosing a team building adventure at ZipQuest, besides improved communication among staff and group leaders. Groups work together to strategize and improve critical thinking and analyzation skills. Team members get more comfortable with each other, and offer positive feedback to one another. Team building often increases self-confidence and self-awareness in individual members as they offer solutions and participate in challenges. Many who have participated in team building adventures at ZipQuest have said that they felt less stressed and more motivated afterwards.

If you are planning a conference, retreat or just an out-of-office excursion for your team or group, look no further than ZipQuest! We guarantee this will be one team building experience you will never forget! Give us a call today at (910) 488-8787.

Things To Do In Fayetteville NC This Spring

As Spring ushers in warmer temperatures and nicer weather, Fayetteville NC comes alive with activity. If you are a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina or a visitor only here temporarily, there are plenty of things to do in the city.

Fayetteville has a robust parks and recreation scene, with over a dozen city parks, gardens and trails ready to explore. Many are equipped with various sports facilities and fields and offer several different classes for all ages, including line dancing, arts & crafts for younger children and cooking classes. At Westover Recreation Center, adults 18 years of age and older can participate in a corn hole league Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 1pm at no cost.

If you are more of a spectator than an athlete, you should catch a Fayetteville Swampdogs baseball game when the season begins starting at the end of May. Games happen at J.P. Riddle Stadium, also affectionately known as “The Swamp”.

For more things to do, the end of April brings the return of one of Fayetteville’s favorite traditions, the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival. This year’s spring festival will happen at Festival Park in Downtown Fayetteville on April 26-29. This years festival is shaping up to be the best one yet, with musical acts like Jackyl, Coolio, Rod Base, Young M.C., Rodney Atkins, and Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience set to perform. Friday through Saturday there will be plenty of family friendly things to do and see with the presence of a carnival midway, BMX exhibitions, a kidstuff area and more!

If you are looking for adventure, look no further than ZipQuest! With two ziplining courses available, you will have the time of your life flying high through beautiful treetops and scenic Carver Falls. From now until April 22nd, take advantage of our Spring Break Student Special! Enjoy $10 off the Waterfall Expedition and $5 off the Treetop Excursion! Simply book online and your discount will be refunded to you once you arrive. ZipQuest welcomes guests ages 8 and above to come out for a family friendly things to do that the adults and kids alike will be talking about for years to come!

If you are looking for things to do, Fayetteville NC has plenty of options!

Ziplining: Your Next Great Adventure

ZipliningThe weather this winter in North Carolina has been exciting. After several weeks of temperatures ranging from mildly cold to really cold, and a few snow and ice days, we have recently been reminded that warmer weather will inevitably be back in full force and that spring and summer are just around the corner. With the weather warming back up, now is the perfect time to discover central North Carolina’s newest family pastime – ziplining.

ZipQuest, located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, offers thrilling ziplining adventures through several acres of heavily wooded areas and over Carver Falls, the biggest waterfall in eastern North and South Carolina. Nestled in the middle of a beautiful natural landscape in central North Carolina, ZipQuest is only a couple of hours east of the Atlantic Ocean and a few hours west of the North Carolina mountains.

ZipQuest offers two ziplining courses – the Tree Top Excursion and the Waterfall Expedition. The Treetop Excursion consists of 5 ziplines, a suspension bridge and 2 spiral staircases. The Waterfall Expedition consists of 8 ziplines, 3 suspension bridges, 3 spiral staircases and a magnificent view of Carver Falls. ZipQuest also offers Night Quest for those who want to do the Treetop Excursion course or the Waterfall Expedition course at night.

Every ZipQuest course is lead by our certified and highly trained staff who will guide you safely through your ziplining experience. ZipQuest also offers team building options for groups of up to forty that include our two ziplining courses, team building with a TeamQuest leader and a catered lunch if requested. Ziplining is the perfect team activity for your organization or group! An experience that your team is sure to never forget.

The ziplining experiences at ZipQuest are available Monday through Saturday between the hours of 9am to 5pm, and Sundays from 10am to 5pm. Our ziplining courses are open to visitors age 8 and above, making them a great option when you are looking for a new, fun activity for your family! When the weather turns warm and beautiful, and you are looking for something fun to do, look no further than ZipQuest. Your thrilling ziplining adventure awaits!

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Fayetteville Has Fun Outdoor Winter Activities

Winter is upon us, and in Fayetteville, North Carolina, that typically means average temperatures in the mid-fifties and low-sixties and things to do in Fayetteville NC can get a little tough. While we have our occasional snow day here and there, normally the weather outside allows residents and visitors to enjoy the outdoors with their family and friends. If you are looking for things to do or a fun attraction to attend to have some fun while enjoying outdoor activities this winter, here are some suggestions.

Arsenal Tour – Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
This 45 minute outdoor tour takes place every Friday and covers the historical relevance of the grounds to the city of Fayetteville. Tour times are 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm.

City Market – Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum

Local vendors have locally grown foods and handcrafted items for sale. While many vendors participate from April to December, others participate all year round. City Market is open from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.

Cape Fear Botanical Gardens
This impressive 80 acre spread of land is located only two miles from downtown Fayetteville and hosts monthly events all year round. There is an admission cost but children five and under get in for free and there are discounts for military personnel and senior citizens.

Fay Cumberland Parks and Recreation

There are ten parks located in Fayetteville, including Riverside Dog Park and Festival Park, located in the heart of downtown and home to the area’s biggest festivals throughout the year, including the Dogwood Festival in the spring and the International Folk Festival in the fall. Many of the city parks have activities available to families throughout the winter season.

Of course, if you are looking for an outdoor activity that screams fun, come see us at Zipquest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure. With two zipline adventures to choose from, plus our Swing Shot attraction that swings you out over Carver’s Creek, Zipquest is a winter outdoor activity that you will never forget! Are you ready to choose your zipline adventure? Book your time with us on our website at reservations.zipquest.com.

If you are looking for more fun activities in Fayetteville and surrounding areas, head over to our things to do page at Zipquest.com.