Finding Adventure in Kansas City: Zipline, Archery, Indoor Skydiving

In this episode, Kinga meets Jessie Fiacco to help her reconnect with herself and rediscover her love of nature. Jessie has been a registered nurse for 12 years and served as a field nurse during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. She lived on the East Coast before returning home to Kansas City eight years ago. As a child, she spent her summers with her grandparents in Georgia exploring the outdoors. She seeks to reconnect with this part of herself.

Watch Jessie rediscover her joy as she glides 45 feet above the ground through a treetop obstacle course, bowfishes in the dark, and tries indoor skydiving for the first time. times in this episode of Finding Adventure. You can watch all episodes of Finding Adventure on the Very Local channel.

Brave the heights at Go Ape Zipline and Adventure Park

📍 Go Ape, Kansas City, Missouri

Kinga and Jessie meet Thaddeus Odenweller, an instructor at Go Ape Zipline and Adventure Park, to help Jessie dip her toe into the Adventure Pond. Together, Kinga and Jessie brave their fear of heights by tackling obstacles suspended in the air. The tree climbing course offers five different courses, 45 different obstacles, a Tarzan jump and five zip lines.

More information: Follow @goapeusa on Instagram.

Archery at Smithville Lake

📍 Tinted Water Bow Fishing, Smithville, MO

Just 20 miles north of Kansas City, Kinga and Jessie meet Bryan Wilson, owner of Stained Water Bowfishing, at Smithville Lake. Stained Water Bowfishing is a full service bow fishing charter. They offer bow fishing trips on all lakes and rivers in Missouri. Kinga and Jessie try their hand at shooting carp at night by moonlight.

More information: Follow @stained_water_bowfishing on Instagram.

Indoor skydiving at iFly Indoor Skydiving

📍iFly Indoor Skydiving – Kansas City, Overland Park, Kansas

Kinga and Jessie head inland for an indoor skydiving adventure with all the excitement but without the fear of jumping out of a plane. Flight instructors fit guests into a flight suit, then guide them as they take flight in iFly’s state-of-the-art wind tunnels. Jessie is blessed to feel light and free and fly like a superhero.

More information: Follow @iflyus on Instagram.

Looking for more adventure?

Looking for more adventure on the water? Check out the New Orleans episode of “Finding Adventure,” where Kinga takes Amber on an unforgettable fishing trip with Salty Dog Charters.

Earnest A. Martinez