American Obstacle offers many zip combinations but rest assured whichever zip package you decide on, you can relax and have a “no worries” trip. Trained guides will help you get suited up, do all your braking, hook ups and transfers. Groups of 9 or more can call for a $3 dollar discount per person.  The Group Zip must be booked and paid for by one person.


What is a zipline?

Ziplining is an outdoor activity that is both unique and thrilling, where participants are suspended from an aircraft cable via a carabineer and pulley high above the canopy. The participant then travels along the cable producing a once in a lifetime exhilarating experience.

Do you offer group rates?

Yes.  Groups of 10 or more can call for a 3 dollar discount per person. If you have any questions, contact American Obstacle at 217-690-3367.

Will I have a guide?

Yes, you will have 2 guides. One that zips in front of the group and one will zip last.

What tours are available and what is the cost?

See our Zipline page for information.

Do I need reservations?

Reservations are a good idea to ensure you are able to participate. We are expected to book up quickly.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

You are able to reschedule or cancel within 48 hours of your tour date. After that point, no refunds or rescheduling will be issued. If American Obstacle, Inc. has to cancel your tour time for whatever reason you will be able to reschedule or receive a full refund minus the booking fee. Tickets are transferable. Make sure the person to whom you transfer the tickets to knows that they are required to fill out and sign a waiver form prior to any participation.

How can I pay?

Our online transactions are processed with secured credit card payments through Zozi.

What are the age and weight requirements?

Creek Bottom Run weight requirements are 55 to 275 lbs. No age requirement.

Are there health requirements?

If you have average strength and mobility, and are in reasonably good health zip lining will be no problem. If you have a medical condition that would hinder you from being able to climb a flight of stairs or a heart condition you should consult your doctor before participating.

Can I zip if I am pregnant?

No, it is not advised that a pregnant woman zip line.

What should I wear?

Closed toe shoes, no jewelry, long hair pulled back, and comfortable appropriate clothing.

How high will I be off the ground?

On average you will be 35-55 feet off the ground.

What is your rain policy?

Rain just makes it all the more fun but heavy rain or lightning will delay or postpone some tours. If there is any question it is best to call ahead. If you have any questions, contact American Obstacle at 217-690-3367.

How safe is it?

The course was designed and built by certified contractors and to meet or exceed safety guidelines set by the ACCT(Association of Challenge Course Technology). The course is also inspected daily and periodically by outside sources to ensure that all equipment meets or exceeds standard safety requirements.

Can my child ride with me?

No, harnesses are designed for one occupant so each child will need to meet the weight requirements to be able to ride.

Will I be in a group with my friends/family?

Our tour groups will consist of 8 participants. Larger groups please call 217-690-3367.

When do I need to arrive for my tour?

It is best to arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour time. This will give us time to get you checked in and ready to zip. The tour starts at scheduled times and we will be unable to wait on participants.

Will concessions be available?

Yes. Drinks and snacks are available. You can also purchase your very own stylish American Obstacle T-shirt.

Will I need to sign a waiver?

Yes every participant will be required to sign a waiver. All minors will be required to have a parent or guardian sign also. Download the waiver now or see our Waivers Page.

What People Are Saying About AO

“”I went zipling this weekend and it was awesome! so beautiful, great staff, lots of fun. Can’t wait to go again!” Laurel Dawn

”This is the best place to go zip lining and I had the time of my life that weekend.” Jordan Stock

“I had so much fun at American Obstacle Saturday. Thanks staff!” Truman Rhodes


American Obstacle, Inc. is located at Interstate 57 exit 127, 1.2 miles from exit on Route 37 just south of Kinmundy. 7859 S. Route 37 Kinmundy, Illinois 62854

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Contact us with any questions regarding American Obstacle, Inc. or for additional information.


(217) 690-3367

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