Frequently Asked Questions

What is an "Aerial Park"?

An aerial park is a combination of ladders, bridges, climbing elements and zip lines spread throughout acres of wooded beauty. Climbers proceed from platform to platform through the course elements, then enjoy a short zip to the next set of elements. Our newest course, FrankenZip, is a fan-favorite with 7 long zip lines at heights ranging from 15 – 35 feet off the ground.

How many courses do you have?

There are a total of 6 courses that vary in difficulty ranging from beginner to expert. As one progresses through the difficulty levels, the bridges become less stable under your feet, requiring more balance, agility, focus and arm strength.

What if I’ve never been on a ropes course zip line before?

You will be pleasantly surprised! We specialize in servicing first-time climbers. Our easiest course is “Yellow” and has two zip lines and easier elements including walking across a cargo net, logs and cable maneuvers. Our park monitors will give you a training session before you climb and will always be available to help.

What should I wear?

Wear well-fitting clothing that does not allow anything to hang loose or get tangles in the cables or rope. Long hair and jewelry should not be left loose. Sneakers or hiking shoes are recommended. Close-toed shoes are required – heels, flip-flops and sandals are not acceptable. Shoes are available for purchase in the park yurt, as are gloves if you prefer not to use park issued gloves.

What are the height and weight requirements?

There is no height restriction. Weight restriction is 265 pounds. Other restrictions pertain to the youngest climbers. Children/Youth 7-13 years of age can use the beginner trail (Yellow) with accompaniment by an adult (Age 18+) or adult supervision from the park ground.

What are your ticket prices?

Ticket pricing can be found on our pricing page. Every climber must purchase a ticket, harnesses may not be shared. Group rates are available for groups of 6 or more. Please see the GROUPS page for more information.

What is the time duration of each ticket?

You can expect 2-3 hours of climbing on 6 leveled courses. This includes 15 minutes of training.

What equipment is provided?

A harness and gloves are provided. Climbers must supply their own close-toed shoes. Shoes and gloves, if you prefer your own pair of gloves, are available for purchase in the park store.

Do I have to be really fit to do the trail?

Most people that lead an active lifestyle and are in good health should not have any difficulty in completing the first few leveled trails. You proceed through the trails at your own pace. You are welcome to leave the aerial trails and take a break. The higher levels are very challenging.

Can the Frankenmuth Aerial Park operate in the rain?

Climbing in the park can still be fun while it is raining. However, the park will close for severe weather such as heavy rain thunderstorms and high winds. If small storms are moving through the area we try to stay open and ask our guests to take a break while they pass. If for any reason the park must close, vouchers will be made available for a future climb that same season. Call before you travel or check the Facebook page to confirm the operating schedule.

Are reservations required?

While they are not required, it is highly recommended that you reserve your climb time. It will assure that you will be climbing at the time you choose rather than waiting for those have made reservations. Click here to book now!

What time do we need to arrive on the day of our climb?

We ask that guests arrive 5-10 minutes prior to their climb time to allow enough time for check-in and proper equipment fitting. You can save time at registration by filling out your waiver online at the time you make your reservation.

What can we bring with us on our climb?

We recommend that you do not take any valuables (including phones, wallets, keys, etc.) with you on the courses. Lockers are available for rent to store valuables. Frankenmuth Aerial Park is not responsible for lost or damaged personal items taken onto the courses.

If I’m not planning on participating in the climbing, is there an area I can watch my friends/family?

Observers are welcome to watch at no cost, using any of the ground paths and benches. Climbers can be observed from the ground throughout the course and are very enjoyable to watch.

Do you have concessions on site?

Yes – our park store has an assortment of bottled drinks and snacks, as well as other retail items.

Can we bring food and drinks?

Yes, however no alcohol or glass containers are permitted in the park.

Is the FrankenZip still part of the course?


How safe is climbing on your park?

The Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) is the world’s leading and largest American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Developer focused specifically and solely on the challenge course industry. The Frankenmuth Aerial Park has been inspected and certified for safe operation by the ACCT and all personnel have been trained and certified to assist climbers for their safe navigation through the courses in the park.

Is your staff trained?

Absolutely! We take great pride in our park monitors. They are the heart and soul of our park. Each of our park monitors is trained by a certified trainer in a rigorous program to prepare them for any scenario that may occur.

How do I get to your park?

Click here for Google Maps.

Is there a charge for parking?

There is no charge for parking. Michigan Brand Meat’s parking lot is on the same street and available for Frankenmuth Aerial Park parking.

What if I have more questions?

Please call us at 989-284-0201 or email us at

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