A new adventure awaits in Grundy County. Big Foot Zip Lines at Baggenstoss Farms will open July 27, offering a thrilling, world-class zip line canopy tour.
Originally hoping to build a small-scale zip line for his daughters, owner Andy Baggenstoss contacted Sterling Webb, a zip line developer. It wasn’t long before the small gift for his daughters turned into what will be “real deal” according to Webb.
Known for developing zip lines across the country, including Branson, Missouri, Ocoee, Gatlinburg, Hiawassee, and Wahoo Zip Lines in Gatlinburg, Webb brings 15 years of experience to the project.
“We have eight zip lines here at the farm,” said Webb. “The longest line is 800 feet, and we have double zip lines at the end so riders can race to the finish. This is bigger and better than all the others. It’s the real deal.”
The farm, with 500 acres, will offer other attractions. In addition to Big Foot Zip Lines, there will be treehouses and 15 easy camper hookups are already in place. A wedding venue, The Pointe, is open and Operations Manager Danny Givens says one couple will have the opportunity to be the first to exchange vows at the venue.
Baggenstoss wants Big Foot Zip Lines and the farm to offer an unmatched outdoor experience to area residents and visitors.
“Tourism attracts folks from off the mountain to enjoy our unmatched beauty,” explained Baggenstoss, who is partnering with Tower Bank in bringing tourism to the mountain.
That tourism will potentially bring in dollars to local businesses across the Plateau. The farm has already opened up jobs for local residents, bringing much-needed employment to the county.