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December 21, 2014

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Ziplines at Fremont Street Experience to open Friday


Steve Marcus

The Las Vegas building department has issued a temporary commercial permit for two towers for the ziplines, one east of North Casino Center and another near North Fourth Street, shown here.

The company that built the four-tier zipline at Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City has brought a similar – and less expensive – attraction to the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.

Greenheart Conservation Co. Ltd., which has built environmentally friendly ziplines and canopy trails around the world, has installed four lines that will move riders 800 feet from the Fremont Street parking garage to a 14-foot-high landing platform near one of the Fremont Street Experience’s performance stages.

Riders are expected to be able to achieve speeds of 25 mph on the lines. It opens Friday.

A blog post on AOL’s Gadling travel site said the Fremont Zipline would charge riders $20 from 6 p.m. to midnight, $15 from 2-6 p.m. and $10 for a re-ride, but that price structure could change.

The Bootleg Canyon Flightlines attraction costs riders $149 and includes five runs on lines of various lengths and speeds.

A City of Las Vegas spokesman said today that the building department has issued a temporary commercial permit enabling the company to erect two towers, one east of North Casino Center and another east of North Fourth Street. The permit is valid through Jan. 15 and allows operations daily from noon to midnight.

Greenheart co-founder Ian Green, who invested $150,000 in the temporary towers and lines, hopes to more than double the length of the attraction within the Fremont Street Experience light canopy. Las Vegas City Council approval would be required to lengthen the lines.

Greenheart has built ziplines at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, in Haiti and at Whistler, British Columbia, in Canada.

The Bootleg Canyon attraction gives riders views of Boulder City, Eldorado Valley and Lake Mead and on some runs, riders can achieve speeds of 50 mph.

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  1. $20 seems overpriced for going 800' on a zip line.

  2. Those that are into this will be happy to pay the $20.

    Better then those $5 coffee's from Starbucks. ;-)

    Downtown has been doing better lately and this will just ad to it. Glad to see something different.

  3. This is cool...and innovative (nobody from the Strip has thought of this). Go Downtown, go!

  4. What the hell is a "Zip-Line?" Well, at least it's the private sector investing in it and not we taxpayers.