Illinois bungee jumping locations
Bungee jumping is fun and safe if you choose a company carefully. (Photo: Karl Weatherly/Photodisc/Getty Images )
You can't truly bungee jump in Seattle. But you usually don't bungee jump within city limits anyway, because the best bungee jumping locations are usually bridges, metal towers or cliffs that have been especially adapted to offer safe jumping and scenic views at the same time. In most cases, bungee jumping requires a reservation. Call the place in advance because many bungee operations are only open by appointment.
Federal Way, Washington
Federal Way is a small city located about 22 miles from Seattle. Home to the Wild Waves amusement park, Federal Way offers a bungee jump with a twist. The I-5 Dive Skycoaster is a thrill ride that actually starts on the ground. You're strapped to a harness while still on the ground and then you're lifted 125 feet in the air to the top of a tower. Once there, you're released into free fall, which gives the feeling of jumping off a bridge.
Luxergy offers air, sea and land adventures to destinations around the country. In Seattle, Luxergy can help organize bungee jumps with just a phone call. Rather than having a specific location, Luxergy will help you set up a bungee jump based on your budget, the number of people involved and whether you want to make a whole day out of it or just jump and go home.
Shelton is located about two hours away from Seattle, but the long ride might be worth it if you want a high jump with impressive views. The jump in Shelton is organized by Bungee Expeditions Inc. and is done from the High Steel Bridge. The bridge is 420 feet tall and it's located in a narrow canyon over the South Fork of the Skokomish River..
Amboy is about 150 miles away from Seattle. You'll need a GPS or a detailed map to get here, as you have to turn into small country roads and away from the main roads to find the site. The jumps here are organized by Bungee Masters Inc. and are done from a bridge located at the base of Tum Tum Mountain. The Pacific Northwest Bridge is a private bridge that offers a 200 feet fall directly over a river.