North Myrtle Beach takes action and adventure to new heights

One of many Go Ape courses. | Source: Facebook
One of many Go Ape courses. | Source: Facebook

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - If you're looking for adventure, you may soon be able to find it in North Myrtle Beach, if you're willing to monkey around.

North Myrtle Beach is getting ready to "Go Ape," with an attraction unlike any in our area. Go Ape, is the first treetop adventure course in the Grand Strand.

Right now, a lease agreement is signed and construction is underway.

Go Ape employees are working to get the high-flying action ready for adrenaline junkies.

The course includes 35 obstacles, five zip lines and two Tarzan swings, according to Dan D'Agostino, USA Managing Director for Go Ape.

Anyone can take part in the action and adventure, even groups looking for team bonding opportunities.

Adults will pay $55, it costs $35 for kids ages 10 to 17. Admission will pay for the two-to-three hours spent on the one-of-a-kind course. Plus, before you monkey around, Go Ape promises to train its visitors.

The city hopes new attractions, like this, will keep people 'hanging around' North Myrtle Beach, like Myrtle Beach Jet Pack Adventures, which opened about a month ago.

Since the debut of the sports complex in March, it has seen many changes and already exceeded expectations. The city says original projections for the complex were at $15 million dollars for 2014, they are now anticipating the year to bring $20 million.

A booked solid schedule for sports tourism events this year, means more visitors to the area. The hope is action packed attractions will continue that growth.

"Bringing more people to the area, people looking for something different to do, while they're already visiting. It's a good idea to have them come out and see what we have to offer and then maybe they'll come back and we'll have more already started popping up in our park," Megan Petillo with the City of North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex, said.

City spokesperson Pat Dowling said, there will be more attractions to come, this is only the beginning.

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