Historic Banning Mills


Team Building High and Low Ropes

Here’s a fun way to boost your group’s productivity in a unique place.  From traditional courses to the extreme treks, we have what your groups needs!

Is your organization looking for ways to build a strong team-oriented group of people with the ability to adapt to the ever-changing business environments?
Do you need to get your people to think “outside of the box” while looking for solutions to difficult problems?

Try out our low and high ropes team building and GPS trek courses. We can take groups as small as 6 and groups of up to 150 out on our courses. And, we are not in the middle of a ball field. Our courses are set in the beautiful and historic Snake Creek Gorge and historic township of Banning Mills.

This is a safe and fun way to increase your organization’s productivity!

Guinness World Record Climbing Wall

New and extreme adventure at Banning Mills with the Tallest free-standing climbing wall and Adventure tower in the world!

***IT IS OFFICIAL!! We have (Two) GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS!!! One for the Longest Zipline Tour & One For the Tallest Freestanding Climbing Wall in the WORLD!! As of 17 Nov. 2012.

This new climbing experience is now open and can be done by itself or as an add-on to one of the many adventure trek opportunities.

At 140 ft high, (That’s 14 stories) with 9 Climbing lanes to include 2 rappel walls, up to 95ft. A beginner can try our 5.5 routes or if you want to try something that will mentally and physically challenge yourself, we have a 5.12 route. With 4 overhangs, a traversing overhang and chimney, each route is unique and dynamic. And, If you get to the top, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Snake Creek Gorge. You will feel absolutely on top of the world!

GPS Adventure Challenge

The GPS Adventure Challenge is an innovative way to build your team!

Our GPS Adventure Challenge combines adventure, technology, and team building into a unique and exciting group experience. Based on the recreational sport called “geocaching”, teams will learn how to use GPS devices to get from point A to point B, etc”. At each point, the team must complete scenarios as to earn the right to get to the next point.Teams will be given handheld GPS devices and have to plan their strategy for locating each point. So right off the bat, your group will have to solve problems, communicate and work together.

Crazy Squirrel Village

Our New aerial adventure course is now open! Multiple layers of fun for almost the whole family. The Lower Tier will allow our smallest thrill seekers (must be 4 years old or older) to experience the rush of adventure on their own size scale. Obstacles and zip lines are sure to have the little ones having the time of their lives. The Upper Tier is a must do challenge for 9-year-olds and up! This new course features the Smart Snap belay system which we use to ensure maximum safety. The Upper Tier is another great way to team build with your group if you want something a little less traditional.

Aerial Adventure Challenge Park

Aerial Adventure Challenge Park:  The Terminator Corner 
This is the Ultimate High Extreme Adventure!!


Zipline into a series of very high and extreme challenge elements up to 80 ft. in height.
Try out the swinging planks, The Tarzan SlideLoop to Loops and much much more, 12 in all without ever touching the ground!  It will keep your adrenaline pumping and heart pounding! And Two more exciting zip lines return you as you continue on the Zip Line Eco Canopy Tour you were already doing.

Power Free Fall.......WHAT A RUSH!!!

What a RUSH- a TRUE step of faith!!!!!!!! 

Check out Banning Mills’ Adventure Resort’s Newest Thrill!
Combine breathtaking, panoramic views 250 feet high over the Gorge along with heart pounding, knee-knocking Eco Adventure and what do you get?
We welcome our 100 ft POWER FALL off the  Adventure  Power Tower. The First of its kind on the East Coast!!!!   At 150 ft high, this is one Big Timber Pole Tower!

Price: $29.00 per person

Birds of Prey Shows and Nature Events

Meet Conservationist and Master Falconer Dave Arrowood and his Winged Ambassadors!

Meet our feathered staff as we give you a live and exciting show with Georgia’s indigenous birds of prey.
Dale Arrowood, with Winged Ambassadors, will not only give you live flight demonstrations but when you leave, you will have a better understanding of these amazing birds of prey. A must see! $5 per person.

Ancient Art of Falconry

Experience a once in a lifetime chance to have a personal experience with live Raptors!

Whoooooooo wouldn’t want a chance to get up close and personal with some of the most fascinating of God’s creations?
With the Ancient Art of Falconry program, our guests will learn the history of falconry, a basic introduction to equipment used, weighing, feeding, housing and permitting of the birds. Guests will then have a chance to experience live handling, training, and flying of the birds. Fieldwork will include the use of the lure. Our program uses the Eurasian Eagle-owl, Barbary, Saker and Lanner falcons. Our participants will get to see several of the indigenous raptors but Federal regulations prohibit anyone, other than a licensed falconer to handle indigenous species of birds of prey.

Live Flight Falcon Hunts

Can you hear the call of the wild?

With the live Falcon hunts, Dale Arrowood will introduce you to the species of falcons and hawks used to hunt small game.
They will learn the history of falconry and the hunt, equipment needed and used and the basics of what to do and what not to do on a hunt. Dale will then take the guests out for a live, small game hunt with the Falcons. An exciting adventure awaits as you watch the Falcons at the hunt! The program is from 4 to 6 hours.

Horseback riding in the lovely outdoors

Enjoy horseback riding on beautiful historic trails with peaceful surroundings!
New trails coming soon!!! 

Here’s a unique horseback riding adventure!
Rides start at $50 per person for 1 hour and $79 per person for the 2-hour ride.

Exciting Kayaking Adventures

Take a peaceful ride in our unsinkable kayaks

They are safer than a boat or canoe, are very hard to turn over, and no roll training is required.
These kayaks provide a relaxing platform to observe nature’s wonders and the native heritage of our rivers and creek. You can ride the kayak in the Chattahoochee River or in our lake. Go back in time and paddle in the same areas as the Creek and Cherokee Indians did generations ago.

Scenic Hiking Trails

Explore History and Nature with Day Hiking

With acres and acres of wooded property, there are many trails to explore at Historic Banning Mills.
As you hike along the old town roads, Creek Indian paths, and old water raceways, one can feel generations of the past envelope you. Hike along Snake Creek, explore the ruins of the paper mill and walk on actual water raceways. Trails range from mild to moderately strenuous.

Youth Summer Camp

A $40 non-refundable deposit due at time of reservation.  The $40 is applied to the total cost of the camp.  A credit card is required to be on file for all reservations.  Balance is due in full by May 15th.  After this date, the balance will be charged to the credit card on file.  Please be mindful of this deadline.  If you feel like you are going to miss the deadline, please be contact the office immediately.  If payment is not secured by May 15th, your reservation will be void.

Once your deposit has been processed, you will receive an email that you can print or complete digitally.  A valid email address that you check frequently will be required as that will be a form of communication prior to camp.  Please be sure to fill in all areas of the form.

Please take time to read the important information section below, if you still have questions, please feel free to call us at 770-834-9149