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World-class fun

Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 12:00:00 am

[Photo by: Georgia Read]

In addition to hosting the Regatta annually, the Oklahoma City Boathouse District serves as a U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Site year-round. In fact, it is one of only a few in the nation to earn this prestigious designation.

But it also a place for a ton of family fun. Looking for a little adventure? The Boathouse district has you covered! Try out the free fall experience of the Rumble Drop or SandRidge Sky Trail, the tallest adventure course of its kind in the world! We have to admit that both the 700-feet zip line across the Oklahoma River and 72-foot sky slide from atop the sky trail make us feel like kids again. But don’t fret, there is plenty to do for those who prefer a little tamer entertainment. Rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board for the day or test your skills on the climbing walls. There is even a youth zone for the kiddos. And certainly all outdoors men and women (young and young at heart) will love the 13 miles of scenic trails that meander along the Oklahoma River.

We are anxiously awaiting the completion of RIVERSPORT Rapids which is slated to be open in 2016. The project, which is part of the city's MAPS 3 initiative, will be one of only six man made white water courses in the entire country. Approximately 2,000 people each day will be able to enjoy the course which is powered by a total of six pumps that weigh more than 12,000 pounds each and circulate 82,000 gallons per minute. If you ask us, that’s a lot of water! In fact, RIVERSPORT Rapids will be one of the biggest rafting facilities in the world. Not an experienced white water rafter? Don’t worry. The site will offer different course ranging from class II rapids (perfect for families and first time rafters) to class IV rapids which will challenge even elite athletes. Get a virtual tour of RIVERSPORT Rapids here.

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