Think you have to travel to an exotic locale like Costa Rica or Mexico to zip line through trees and over wide rivers? Think again. Sure, it may not have the same mystique as heading somewhere tropical, but Go Ape Canopy Tours promises to have all the exhilaration.
Set in suburban Western Springs (accessible by Metra), Go Ape offers two to three hours of fun among the trees. The excursion involves suspended obstacles, Tarzan swings and, of course, zip lines. This is definitely something for those seeking a little adventure and excitement as the highest platform sits 42 feet above the ground, the longest zip is 600 feet and the longest walkable crossing is 60 feet. Go Ape promises fun for the whole family — as long as you’re at least 10 years old, are 4 feet-7 inches tall and weigh less than 285 pounds. Prices range between $37 and $57 depending on age.