Blue Heron Adventure Grand Opening in Uptown Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - After a grand opening ceremony, the Blue Heron Adventure course is officially open, and the public will soon be able to experience the rush.

Uptown Columbus announced Wednesday, Sept. 10, that the zip line connecting Georgia and Alabama across the Chattahoochee River was officially opening.

"We are thrilled to add this new component to the Columbus, GA Whitewater experience," said Richard Bishop, CEO of Uptown Columbus. "We will be open to the public starting Saturday, Sept. 13, with limited spaces available."

The grand opening took place at the Blue Heron Adventure Tower located at the corner of 11th St. and Bay Ave on Friday morning, Sept. 12, at 9 a.m.

Dan Gilbert, President of WhiteWater Express, says, "Whenpeople are planning an activity, whether it may be a youth group from somewherethat's coming to town, with two activities, they will tend to stay overnight,stay longer in Phenix City or Columbus. And that's been one of the goals of thepeople behind the project.

The Blue Heron Adventure consists of 12 different elements, making it a two-hour outdoor activity in Columbus, Ga. and Phenix City, Ala.

Guests take flight on the Blue Heron Adventure, crossing over the Chattahoochee River on the only zip line connecting two states. Reaching speeds up to 40mph, thrill seekers zip over to the Adventure Course, a treetop aerial course on the Phenix City riverside.

The final treetop element will be an additional zip along the riverside of Phenix City. Guests will end their Blue Heron Adventure by cruising back to Georgia in a motorized Cataraft.

Blue Heron Adventure Zip Line Requirements are as follows:

  • Age Limit: 10-years-old or older
  • Weight Requirement: 70 lbs.
  • Weight Limit: 250 lbs.

Blue Heron Adventure Aerial Course

  • Age limit: 5-years-old or older
  • Weight Limit: 250lbs

For more information, including pricing, on the Blue Heron Adventure grand opening contact Uptown Columbus at 706-596-0111 or visit

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