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Adrenaline Rush!

Whether you and the kids prefer hurtling along a steel track with the velocity of a speeding bullet, winging through a forest dangling below a zip-line, testing your will against a raging river, or trading paint with friends on a twisting road course, Maryland is the place where your adrenaline dreams become reality. 
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Roller CoasterRoller Coasters
Are the youngins' crazy for coasters? Head over heels for corkscrews and loops? Then Maryland is the place for your family! Adventure Park USA is home of the Wild West Express. In Ocean City, Jolly Rogers is home of the classic Wild Cat and Trimper’s on the boardwalk thrills with the high speed, looping Tidal Wave. In Western Maryland you can even ride the amazing, 3500 foot long Mountain Coaster at Wisp Resort.  But for true coaster heads, there’s no place like Six Flags America with its six, world-class coasters; you’ll know you came to the right place. Maryland is home to the best Coaster Madness!
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girl on ziplineZip Lines
Have you ever dreamed of swinging through the tree-tops Tarzan style or hurtling down a zip-line like an action hero? In Maryland, we’ve got you covered with amazing zip-lining options. Terrapin Adventures in Savage combines zipping, climbing, big swings, jumps and more at its’ Aerial Adventure Park, with kayaking, caving biking, hiking and geocaching to boot. Go Ape! in Rockville will make you believe you’ve travelled to the forest moon of Endor with its unique sky ladders and platforms traversing from tree to tree through the gorgeous green canopy. The Adventure Park in Sandy Spring adds the staggering K2 Trees vertical course and the beautiful night-time Twilight Ticket through an illuminated forest. Expierience all three zip-lining options for a truly unforgettable aerialist trifecta!
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white water raftingWhitewater Rafting
In Maryland, you’re never far from water and for whitewater rafting - head to the thrilling Upper Youghiogheny, Savage, Potomac, Cheat and Big Sandy rivers. Garrett County is such a white water Mecca, the U.S. Olympic Team has trained here. For a unique adventure, try Adventure Sports Center International near Wisp Resort, it’s the world’s only mountaintop white-water course. This manmade marvel is the perfect place to learn canoeing and kayaking, but can also challenge the world’s best, which is why it was chosen as the home for the 2014 Canoe Slalom World Championships. 
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girls in go-gartGo-Karts
Jolly Rogers’ Speed World in Ocean City is home of The Cyclone, the world’s first go-kart coaster, the super-fast Formula 1 track, the twisting and turning Lemans raceway, and great two-seat and beginner karts for the whole family. The Go-Kart Track in White Marsh, the Crofton Go-Kart Raceway, and Adventure Park USA all have top-notch tracks. And for true speed-junkies, don’t miss Autobahn Indoor Speedway with locations in Essex and Jessup where riders strap on their helmets and hit freeway speeds on rocket-fast electric karts. 
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Featured Places
Family riding roller coaster
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Location:
11113 West Baldwin Rd
Monrovia, MD 21770
Jolly Roger Amusement Park
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Location:
30th St and Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD 21842
Trimper's Rides of Ocean City
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Location:
Boardwalk and S 1st St
Ocean City, MD 21842
Woman and girl on Mountain Coaster at Wisp
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Location:
296 Marsh Hill Rd
McHenry, MD 21541
Roller coaster riders
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Location:
13710 Central Ave
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Terrapin Adventures swing line
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Location:
8600 Foundry St
Savage, MD 20763
Go Ape Treetop Adventure
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Location:
6129 Needwood Lake Drive
Derwood, MD 20855
Climber in the Park
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Location:
16701 Norwood Rd
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
whitewater rafting
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Location:
250 Adventure Sports Way
McHenry, MD 21541
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