Things to do for Active Kids

American Obstacle Kinmundy

Where is it at?

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American Obstacle
7859 S. Route 37
Tel: 217-690-3367


To get to American Obscale, take I-57 to exit 127, head east towards the T road, and turn left onto Hwy 37. They are on the left hand side about 1/8 mile down.

Where are we going today?

Do you LOVE adventure? Then keep reading, because we're going to tell you all about American Obstacle! This thrilling outdoor adventure park has a super fun Zipline Canopy Tour, with 6 different ziplines, as well as a rock climbing wall AND kayaking! How could you want any more adventure!?

It was built as a place where everyone could enjoy the great outdoors, and also the opportunity to be just that little bit more extreme if they wanted to!

We know your family want to do something a bit more "challenging" every once in a while - so push yourselves and head on down to have an amazing time!

There are two distinct adventures at American Obstacle. The Zipline Canopy Tour is perfect for just one person, or a group. Don't worry if you have never tried it before - their trained guides will help you get all suited up, as well as help you with all your ropes and get secure.

The Creek Bottom Run includes access via a 40ft climbing wall (the adventure has begun before you even set off!) then you get to take on 3 different zip lines through the woods, as well as two sky bridges. The Lake zip takes you over the water, and the Ultimate Zip lets you spend 4 hours combining the other two runs, where you get to take breaks between the runs - great for those hot days! 

If you have more than 6 people in your family, you can try and take on the Group Challenge Course. Always fun to keep it in the family! 

American Obstacle is a great way for the family with older kids to really do something different, and to push yourself and challenge yourselves in a beautiful part of Illinois - a nature filled adventure!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$69 full package, $38 half package
  • ChildrenSame as adult

When can we go?

9 am till 4 pm

April to October

Teachers corner

American Obstacle works with schools to provide a learning experience through our team building courses or a day of fun for 8th grade graduations with their Zip Line canopy tour. Beats being in the classroom! .

I'm Hungry!

Why don't you bring a picnic and eat at American Obstacle - make a day of it under the trees? Otherwise there are restaurants less than 10 miles away where you can grab something. .

Healthy Eating!

It's always handy to bring bottled water and energy bars to keep you going - especially on the 4 hour course. .

Any Top Tips?

Reservations are always recommended, and make sure you wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. Try and arrive 30 minutes early too! .

Need a little extra help?

You do need to be physically mobile to attempt the zip line courses, as well as physically fit. .

Can I get one of those?

There are items and merchandise available at American Obstacle's headquarters.

More information

There are weight limits of 55lb minimum and 275lb maximum. For safety it's important these are followed. Anyone under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. .

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