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Top Two Places for Ziplining in Galena, IL

While some travelers head to Galena, Illinois to make the most of shopping, dining, and exploring downtown, others come for the adventure! When you can’t wait to add heart-pounding stops to your itinerary, the following ziplines promise to please.

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Enjoy Time at Long Hollow Canopy Tours

Travelers heading to Galena looking for an amazing adventure with stunning views and plenty of thrills included will find it waiting for them at Long Hollow Canopy Tours. Located at 3247 W. Long Hollow Road, Long Hollow Canopy Tours is just under 10 miles from Farmers Guest House and no more than 13 minutes by car to access incredible family-friendly fun! Surrounded by the pristine Tapley Woods forest, Long Hollow Canopy Tours offers guests a chance to chase adventure across ziplines and an aerial adventure park too. Adventures here are designed to be accessible and fun for visitors of all fitness and experience levels and the friendly and knowledgeable on-site staff is waiting to guide you to great views from above.

This premier outdoor adventure experience requires anywhere from 2 to 2.5 hours in order to make the most of the ziplining fun. In total, Long Hollow hosts 6 ziplines of varying lengths with the longest traveling 1,250 feet. Ziplines here reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour and starting platforms can be situated up to 75 feet in the air. In addition to ziplining, visitors to Hollow Canopy Tours can enjoy rappelling from a 40-foot tree base to the forest floor, traversing a sky bridge suspended 140 feet off the ground, or making the most of a “free fall” experience from a towering platform when an adrenaline-pumping moment is what you’re after.

Time at the adventure park is $69 a person, a Zipline tour costs $119, and the ultimate adventure package here is available for $149.

Savor the View on the Soaring Eagle Zipline

If it’s mountain views you’re craving and a side of the Majestic Mississippi River Valley would go a long way toward the fun too, consider enjoying the Soaring Eagle zipline at Galena’s Chestnut Mountain Resort. This zipline is found at 8700 W. Chestnut Mountain Road and is a mere 9 miles from Farmer’s Guests House meaning the fun awaits just 16 minutes from the front door of your accommodations. The Soaring Eagle Zipline enjoys a place at a premier Midwest resort and opens up to summer travelers beginning Memorial Day each year. Guests are invited to take a ride and experience the beauty of the surrounding landscape from new heights.

This family-friendly thrill ride can seat two at a time if that’s preferable. Single riders can enjoy the zipline for $17 while double riders start at $27. Whether you ride once or keep coming back for more, it’s a trip that’s sure to be unforgettable from start to finish!

Book Your Galena Adventure Today

When you’re ready to turn Galena travel plans into a reality, be sure to book charming accommodations through Farmers Guest House. Reach out today to learn more about our rental options and to get started.