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High-flying adventure planned at Rayville farm

Richard and Dixie Swafford (far right) and their son Reason, daughter-in-law Jacki and grandson Naason Riggs, 2, are pictured at one of the locations where a zipline will be constructed to connect to the other side of the valley on their Rayville-area farm.  The family will open Show Me Ziplines May 10. (Photo by JoEllen Black/Richmond News)

Richard and Dixie Swafford (far right) and their son Reason, daughter-in-law Jacki and grandson Naason Riggs, 2, are pictured at one of the locations where a zipline will be constructed to connect to the other side of the valley on their Rayville-area farm. The family will open Show Me Ziplines May 10. (Photo by JoEllen Black/Richmond News)

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News

An outdoor adventure normally found only at tourist destinations is currently being built in the backyard, so to speak, of a rural Rayville family farm.

Show Me Ziplines, the brainchild of Reason and Jacki Swafford, is scheduled to open at Swafford’s parents farm, Richard and Dixie Swafford, May 10.

Reason and Jackie Swafford took inspiration from what they call their home away from home – Branson – to bring ziplining, a thrill ride where individuals are harnessed to a cable that glides from one platform to another, high above the ground, to their family farm, just east of Rayville village.

Reason Swafford said he first approached his mom about the idea of a zipline business and her thoughts of what his father would think of it.

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Show Me Ziplines, is located at 15510 Highway C, Rayville. The attraction will be open on weekends and by appointment May 10 to Memorial Day, then broaden to more days until October. For more information, call the Swafford’s at 816-699-9739.

 

 

 

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