Staff writer Joey Holleman and staff photographer Tim Dominick are out at Riverbanks Zoo this morning trying out the new zip line. One set takes you over the carousel plaza; another is a 1,000-foot line that goes over the river.
Zip around the zoo
The zip line canopy tours at Riverbanks Zoo open to the public on Friday.
What: Zippers are strapped into a harness attached to a trolley that rolls on a cable through the forest canopy and over the Saluda River.
When: Daily tours start at 9:30 a.m., and the last tour for now takes off at 3:30 p.m. Tours take two to three hours.
Cost: Zip the Zoo!, the shorter course near the carousel plaza, $30 for Riverbanks Society members, $45 for nonmembers; ZOOm the River!, including the 1,000-foot line over the river, $40 for Riverbanks Society members, $55 for general public. Prices include general admission.