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3 Interesting Zip Lining Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

history of zip liningWhether you are an experienced thrill seeker or you are just trying to conquer your fear of heights, a fun-filled Pigeon Forge zip line is one of the best ways to spend an afternoon. But where did these high-flying adventures originally come from? Why were they first created? Find the answers to these questions and more with Legacy Mountain Zip Lines in Pigeon Forge’s list of top three unknown facts about ziplining.

Zip Lines Date Back to the 1800’s

Though it is unclear exactly when the first zip line was created, we do know that zip lines were quite popular in the 1800’s. Famous author H.G. Wells even mentioned the high-flying transportation system in his well-known novel The Invisible Man in 1897. In the book the zip line was referred to as an ‘incline strong.’

Zip Lines Were Originally Created Out of Necessity

What is known today as a fun and exciting afternoon adventure, the original zip line courses were built as a means to transport people and goods across rough terrain. Some anthropologists and historians believe that people in hard to reach areas like the Himalayan Mountain Ranges have used zip lines as a means to transport goods for over a hundred years!

Zip Lines Are Growing in Popularity

The high flying adventures, like the ones available at Legacy Mountain Zip Lines in Pigeon Forge, have come a long way since their humble beginnings in the 19th century. Today zip lines are considered one of the most popular attraction adventures available to guests.

Now that you have gotten a sneak peak into the history of zip lining, begin booking your family’s next Pigeon Forge zip line adventure today by giving us a call at (888) 869-0289. We are currently accepting reservations for our spring tours.


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