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March 26, 2023

Mom Report: Zip City

My family has some beloved staples that we visit frequently. We have memberships to several local attractions, and we get great use out of them! Every once in a while, we like to break out of our routine and seek out something new and different. Something special! A visit to Zip City satiated our needs — it is both new and different for us!

I purchased two-hour passes ($15 each the day we visited), for me and my almost 4-year-old son to jump on trampolines, zip line, and rock climb. We started off jumping on the trampolines. There are several options when it comes to jumping — you can jump and shoot some hoops, jump into a giant pit of foam blocks, or jump and play dodgeball! I loved that I got to jump with my son on the trampolines and actually participate with him. My son loved jumping into the neon foam blocks and attempting to climb his way out. We jumped for about 45 minutes before we got brave enough to zip line.

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We got our harnesses and helmets on and walked up the stairs to the two zip lining stations. My son was not nervous at all, and I tried to hide the fact that I was a little nervous. We each got hooked up to the zip line, and once we got the okay, raced each other down the line. After the first zip, we raced back up to go down the line again, and again! We went down the zip line about six times, and on the last run, I heard my sweet little boy yelling to me that he was going to “kick my butt!” Ha! If you see him around town, don’t let him know that I always gave him a head start.

Our last venture at Zip City was rock climbing. The walls vary in difficulty, so I started my son off on the easiest wall. I was surprised at how well he climbed up the wall! And he was surprised how fun it was to slide back down after he climbed up.

Overall, Zip City was out of our norm; and was a great treat that my oldest son and I shared together. I would recommend visiting near their opening time, to avoid crowds. We arrived around 3:30 p.m., and had the place to ourselves for about an hour. It was wonderful! I would fully recommend that you check out Zip City for an out-of-the-ordinary outing with your family!

10765 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241


Amanda Ciani is a Mom Reporter, sharing her experiences on what’s happening this summer!  Amanda lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their two terrific toddler sons.  She graduated from NKU with degrees in Sociology and Philosophy.  She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her blog ( and Twitter account (@haikuciani).  

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