Wolfe Creek Wednesday: Half-Day Adventures

This post is a part of a series on our blog called “Wolfe Creek Wednesday”. Each Wednesday, we’ll be posting a fun fact, story, or a newsworthy piece of information about Wolfe Creek Preserve that we think you’ll find interesting! Although we’re best known for our world-class zipline course, our beautiful facility is also home to an array of indoor and outdoor activities, rich history, and a natural setting that we take great care to protect. We’re excited to have you join us each Wednesday so we can share more about our mission to make Wolfe Creek Preserve a place where people of all ages can have fun adventures and make lasting memories with loved ones!

Customize Your Own Half-Day Adventure!
We’re sure that you are as excited as we are about the beautiful weather: buds on trees unfolding, flowers blooming in brilliant colors, and skies filled with sunshine. The warm spring weather is perfect for ziplining, especially since on our zipline or hiking tours you have the chance to get up close and personal with nature. Whether you elect to zipline to see the lush skyline or hike with Safari Dan to get a slower-paced glance at delicate spring flowers, Wolfe Creek Preserve is the place to be in this beautiful weather. Today, we’d like to share some ways that you and all of your friends, family, co-workers, fellow Girl/Boy Scouts, church group, or sports team can spend a fun day at Wolfe Creek Preserve this spring or any season beyond!

We work with groups of any size to create a day or half-day at Wolfe Creek Preserve that suits you best. All you have to do to attain the outing or event of your dreams is to call our sales manager, Wes, at (800) 717-0998 to get started. So you know what to expect on the phone and the endless possibilities that await you, we’ve listed most of our activities and dining options below so that you can get excited about planning a group event to be held at Wolfe Creek Preserve this year! With the temperatures gradually warming and the scenery growing more vibrant each day, we can’t think of a better season to plan a fun group event for people you know or love.

Guidelines for planning the best event ever: scroll through the options listed below and select a few activities and a tentative catering option. If you’re worried that certain people in your tour will want to zipline and others won’t, don’t worry! Half of your group can participate in one activity and half the group in another and then you can all meet up for a delicious lunch or dinner under one of our gorgeous meeting spaces. Additionally, if you don’t see a catering option that you love below, just tell Wes what you’d love and he’ll work with the restaurant or company you choose to cater the food you want!

Activities

Ziplining: if you’ve checked out our website, driven past our beautiful zipline course, or visited us before, we’re sure you’ve noted that we’re a world-renowned zipline course. Our zipline course is historically themed and incorporates stories from the Wolfe family who used to live on the land that we now cherish. You’ll hear the stories of the Wolfe Family on each of the towers before soaring into a beautiful Ozark Mountain skyline ahead. We have many different zipline tours available depending on how long you’d like to zip, and whether or not you would like to include our fun and exhilarating Blue Streak Fast Line and Free Fall Xpress. You can read all about our zipline tours here in order to select one (or a few) that fit the needs of your group.

Wolfe Creek Photo Safari Guided Walking Tour: ever seen the man in the safari hat on our billboards? No matter if you have or not, we’re sure that you’ll want to meet him in person! Safari Dan is our resident expert on nature, animals, trees, flowers, the weather – you name it, he knows it. Safari Dan or one of our expert guides leads a relaxing hike down Wolfe Creek Mountain that our visitors rave about. To get to the top of Wolfe Creek Mountain, you’ll take one of our Pinzgauer vehicles. Once you’re at the top, you’ll follow a gently winding path through towering trees that are protected by our Forest Management plan. Safari Dan will point out historical features of the property, as well as any wildlife that might be roaming during your tour. The hike features a mid-mountain snack break so that you and guests can sit down and truly soak in the natural beauty surrounding you.

Ol’ Blue Gemstone Mining: as you explore Wolfe Creek Preserve, you’ll probably see remnants of mining attempts left behind by Isaac Wolfe, the historic owner of the property. He had lofty goals to strike it rich by mining for gold so he started a mining operation where our zipline course and hiking trails are today. In order to honor the history of the land and offer a fun activity for anyone who wants to participate in a historic and fun-filled activity, we’ve built the Ol’ Blue Mining station where you can sift and search for precious gemstones.

Shopping: ever visited Wolfe Creek Station? Wolfe Creek Station is our store on-site that offers more merchandise than we could ever hope to describe. From Amish preserves to wool hats to stuffed animals to hand-crafted jewelry to antique toys to natural soaps, we’ve got it all – and more!! We also sell official Wolfe Creek merchandise to commemorate your adventure. Whether you peruse the goods while waiting for your tour to start or simply spend the day shopping, there is enough merchandise to keep you satisfied until the dinner bell rings!

Food

Maybe you’re wondering what to eat. Or when to eat. Or where to eat! We’ve got answers to all of those questions! A convenient feature of any option you choose is that all of our meals are catered on-site! This makes it so that you and your group have the opportunity to sit down and enjoy a catered meal together without having to drive all over town looking for a restaurant everyone will enjoy. Our eating spaces are set up so that you can kick back, relax, and really enjoy the time that you spend with your guests, without having to worry about traveling to a restaurant, making reservations, or finding food that everyone will enjoy.

First, what to eat? In the mood for for chips, salsa, guacamole and queso? Or a mouth watering pulled-pork sandwich while watching the sunset? Or a line-up of pizzas with different toppings? Or just a classic sandwich and chips at your midday break? We can do any of these options and more!! Whether you’re in the mood for a customized burrito or a double cheeseburger and fries, we’ve got you covered.  Here are a list of restaurant and catering options that we’ve worked with before: Qdoba, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Panera Bread, Danna’s BBQ, Golden Corral, and Coyote’s Adobe Cafe. Many of these restaurants offer options for a variety of dietary needs, so be sure you ask Wes what types of meals they cater when you call. Additionally, if none of these catering options look perfect to you, we are more than happy to cater food from any restaurant or service that you choose! There are many restaurants in the Branson area that offer an endless variety of food options. If you tell Wes the type of food you’d like to have catered, or even the exact name of a restaurant, he’ll do his best to provide the food that you’d like for your event!

When to eat? Good question, and we think you’ll love the answer: whenever you want!! The beauty of our customizable events is that you can eat at a time that works best with your vision for the day. Want to get out early and zipline in the morning? Eat lunch on the property! Or, eat lunch and then take a leisurely hike with Safari Dan. Thinking a sunset-sky dinner would be nice? Zipline and hike in the afternoon and then meet for dinner. The possibilities are endless – you just have to choose a time that works for you and your group and we’ll take care of the logistics!

Where to eat? Share exciting moments from the day, sightings of wildlife, and funny stories in one of our beautiful gathering spaces as you dine on delicious food. When you tell Wes how many people are in your group, he’ll guide you to choose either our Xplorer Balcony or our Prospector Pavilion. Both areas are made of beautiful wood, offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, flora and fauna, and are covered to keep you and fellow guests sheltered from the elements.

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No matter what kind of event you want to host – party, convention outing, team dinner, engagement party, church group function – we just want to make the event the best that it can be. We believe that we’re the best place to host events not only because of our world-renowned zipline course, stunning natural setting, and exciting activities, but because we genuinely love working with visitors to create one-of-a-kind experiences that facilitate memories that last a lifetime. So, take advantage of the beautiful spring or summer weather and call Wes today at (800) 717-0998 to start planning your event. It’s never too early – we book up quickly in these months of sunshine so be sure you call today even if your event seems far away! We look forward to seeing you and your guests at Wolfe Creek Preserve sometime soon!

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16 Responses to Wolfe Creek Wednesday: Half-Day Adventures

  1. Jane says:

    I love how you can accomodate groups of ANY size and still let them customize whatever they need. There are so many options to choose from to make a one of a kind experience.

  2. Amanda says:

    I am deathly afraid of heights but I do want to try a zipline one day. From what I hear once you actually get up there and get started your fear turns to fun! We shall see…

  3. Brianna says:

    I used to think that ziplining was all that was available at branson zipline, but it seems like there is SO much more fun stuff available to do. It looks like you definatly leave having had a good time there.

  4. Tia says:

    This looks like a great place to eat after a long day!!

  5. Briana says:

    I love that you can customize your own adventure because I can never seen to choose. So being able to put multiple things together is always good for me

  6. Heather says:

    This is a wonderful experience. Would recommend it to anyone. Very big thrill!!

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your comment, Heather! We do have some exciting activities for guests to look forward to (Blue Streak Xpress and Freefall, anyone?)

  7. Ashley says:

    My daughter is so excited to finally weigh enough to zipline and I can’t wait either. I want to take her on a night time zip line.

    • admin says:

      The night tours are SO much fun, especially in the warm summer-night air. We hope you can come visit us soon!

  8. Makayla says:

    I haven’t been yet to Branson Zipline, however I can’t wait ot visit!

    • admin says:

      And we can’t wait to see you, Makayla! Be sure to come visit us soon for the customized outdoor adventure of your dreams!

  9. Jenn says:

    I came to Branson Zipline with my husband and son last month. They zipped the full course on the Xplorer tour and I thought to myself, what am I going to do while they are gone? I was relieved when I saw the inside of their store, they had so many cute things — I was really surprised! It was decorated all antique-esque and had the most adorable decor. There were also some little novelty toys that I hadn’t seen in years. It definitley took me back to my childhood. There were some snacks and coffee that I had while I waited, it was quite accomodating.And then later, I was able to watch the boys and take pictures while they zipped down the bottom half of the mountain. We all had such a relaxing time, we will most assuredly be coming back for more.

    • admin says:

      Jenn, thank you so much for your kind comments!! We are so glad that you experienced our facility just as we intended it; a place for family and friends to experience the outdoors together in a meaningful and memorable way. We work hard to make sure that everyone who visits us can have the best experience possible for them, so we’re glad you took advantage of some of our activities alternative to ziplining. Maybe next time you’d even consider a relaxing downhill Photo Safari and Walking Tour with Safari Dan and the rest of your family as another way to get out and explore together. Thanks for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!

  10. Greg F. says:

    My family decided to go zip-lining while we were in Branson. We have a 5 year old and so him and I decided to do the walking trail while the girls went on the ziplines above us. It was so neat being able to watch them zip by while we were on the Photo Safari trail. Plus, Safari Dan (he’s a riot!) was soo knowledgeable about the horticulture of the area and the history of Wolfe Creek Preserve. The history was quite interesting and kept my son entertained for most of the way down. We were able to get some great pictures from below on the walking trail. I would suggest to anyone who may have a child, that can’t zipline, to do the Photo Safari tour! It was nice to experience part of the beautiful preserve even though we weren’t on the ziplines!
    My wife and daughters had a blast on the zipline! It was such a thrill for them to be zipping through the Ozark mountains and their guides, Travis and Robert, took great care of them! By the time they zipped into their first tower, I promised myself we would ALL be back to zip together next year! It was such a great experience for our whole family. -Greg

    • admin says:

      Greg, we’re excited that you love our zipline and walking tours as much as we do!! The ability to participate in a family activity where each family member can choose which activity suits them best is one of the reasons that people love visiting us so much. We’ll tell Safari Dan and Travis and Robert how much you enjoyed their various areas of expertise as guides – all of our guides work hard to be professional, safe, knowledgeable, and FUN! Hope to see you on your next trip here!

  11. Mandy says:

    A few weeks ago, I chaperoned the youth of my church during a trip to Branson Zipline. Some of the kids were too scared to zipline, so Wes made arrangements for them to take the Photo Safari tour while the others finished an Xplorer tour. They raved about Safari Dan! Safari Dan showed told them all about the local wildlife and they took tons of fun pictures with him. One of the kids even found a turtle on the path and got a picture of it. The group on the Photo Safari was also able to take pictures of their braver, ziplining friends as they ziplined overhead. It was almost like the group was still one even though they were on two different tours! The kids that decided to zipline loved their guides. Although I can’t remember their names now, I know the kids just loved them and had so much fun ziplining. Afterward, the whole group met in the pavilion for lunch (which was catered for us)! Overall, this was one of the best youth trips our church has ever taken and we can’t wait to visit Branson Zipline again!!!

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