Bemis Woods Forest Preserves

1100 Ogden Avenue, Western Springs, IL 60558, USA

Let’s Celebrate the Unofficial Start of Summer!

Flying through the air feels like an appropriate way to kick off an epic summer, join us for Memorial Day weekend adventures.

Save 1o% on adventures when you visit May 24th through 27th.

Use Promo Code: MEM2019

**Promo code must be used at the time of your booking. Promotion applicable when you schedule and visit May 24-27, 2019**


Ages 16+ : $58

Ages 10 – 15 : $38

Young boy stretches out his arms as he flies down a Go Ape Treetop Adventure zipline with his Mom and sister watching from the treetop platform


All Ages : $28



ADULT (18+) + YOUTH (10 – 15) 

One participating adult (18+) is required to supervise up to two 10-15 year olds.
Participating adults may not supervise from the ground. 16 and 17 year olds do not require a participating adult,
but they do require a waiver signed by either their parent or legal guardian.


Minimum Age: 10 years

Minimum Height: 4 ft 7 in (55 inches)

Maximum Weight: 285 lbs
(subject to harness fit)


Supervision Ratios

Adult (18+) + Child (5 & Under)
An adult (18+) must participate to supervise every two children age 5 and under on the course, though we strongly recommend one adult per child on the first visit. Participating adults may not supervise from the ground.

Adult (18+) + Youth (6 -15)
One adult (18+) is required to supervise up to eight 6 – 15 year olds. The supervising adult may either participate on the course (paying) or supervise from the ground (no charge).  16 and 17 year olds do not require a participating adult, but they do require a waiver signed by their legal guardian.


Minimum Age
All Ages

Minimum Height
3 ft 3 in (39 inches)

Maximum Weight
285 LBS (subject to harness fit)


  • Sneakers or ankle supported boots required. No sandals, open-toed or slip-on shoes.
  • You may want to wear gloves. Feel free to bring your own or you can purchase them from us (only $6).
  • Long hair should be tied back, waists covered and body piercings and jewelry removed or taped over.

If you are worried about your knees knocking and your arms trembling, you are not alone. Turns out Go Ape is a fantastic way to overcome your fears! We are extremely proud to have helped many of our guests conquer their fear of heights. Why not give it a try? Don’t let a fear of heights get in the way of an awesome new experience.

We recommend that you plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled session time. This will ensure you have plenty of time to find your way through the park, park your car, complete any paperwork and use the restrooms before you start your adventure. You may want to increase that time on weekends and holidays when both the park and Go Ape experience increased traffic. If you arrive late and miss your adventure, or cancel day of, you are still charged for your session, so be sure to leave yourself some extra time.


Bemis Woods South is a premier nature hub in Western Springs, Illinois, and part of the Forest Preserves. Go Ape features adventures for all! If you’re an adventure junkie or simply a nature lover, our Chicago aerial ropes courses offer two options so outdoor recreation enthusiasts of all ages and fitness levels can enjoy a unique experience.

More than a simple high ropes canopy tour, the Treetop Adventure features suspended obstacles, Tarzan Swings and multiple zip lines. This course takes between 2-3 hours to complete. Treetop Journey is a 1-hour activity, appropriate for all and ages and a great introduction to an aerial adventure course.

Epic zip lines and treetop views leave guests with a bucket list worthy experience.


A family tackling a Go Ape Treetop Adventure course tackling multiple levels of aerial obstacles, tarzan swings and zip lines


Gift memories, not things - with a treetop adventure experience at Go Ape.



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