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Tallahassee Museum's Tree to Tree Adventures boasts improvements after repairs

Posted at 3:55 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 17:43:41-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — When Hurricane Michael devastated the panhandle, it also caused damage to one of Tallahassee's thriller attractions. Now, six months later, the Tallahassee Museum's Tree to Tree Adventures is now better than ever.

Hurricane Michael left a mark on Florida's panhandle, especially on businesses.

"Be honest, when we passed our home... I wasn't sure we were going to have a Tallahassee Museum," said Russell Daws, the president and CEO of the Tallahassee Museum.

Luckily, the museum portion was spared. But it's thrill seekers attraction, the Tree to Tree Adventures, wasn't so lucky.

"I hate the fact for our visitors that sometimes their experiences have been impacted by the damage done and we're trying to it as quickly as we can," said Daws.

The damaged caused the Museum to close down one of the three courses.

"It'd be a little difficult because you have people coming up the evac ladder going to the big zip and people going to the third course... so it kind of messed up our flow a little bit," said John Dickinson, a maintenance technician at Tree to Tree Adventures.

Now, after nearly seven months of repairs, the museum has all three courses open.

"Now, with all three of our courses, the transition to each one is a lot more seamless," said Dickinson.

The museum even added more of a thrill for visitors.

"In places where we had to completely redo obstacles, we put in new obstacles so the course is repaired and there's some wonderful new things that people can see... some new ziplines we didn't have before," said Daws.

Proving that even after a natural disaster, you can rise above and rebuild. To book your trip to the tree tops, click here.