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From the Ground Up: Bigfoot on the Strip

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Owner/developer: On the Strip LLC
General contractor: Mid-Southern General Construction LLC
Architect: Treat Architects PC
Engineers: SSE Mesa LLC, civil; Horner & Shifrin Inc., structural; and Pond Creek Designs LLC, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 10,700 square feet, plus 75,000 square feet of outdoor attractions
Estimated cost: $10 million
Lender: Bank of Missouri and Arvest Bank
Estimated completion: April 15
Project description: On the west end of Highway 76, the Bigfoot on the Strip attraction is anchored by a 200-foot tall free-fall ride and a food truck park. Project developers are Darrell Henley, Emma Hamilton and Matt Cook, who already have developed Branson Zipline Canopy Tours, as well as Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Zipline and Steampunk Balloon. They’ve enlisted veteran thrill ride and roller coaster developer Stan Checketts, who’s known for creating Knott’s Berry Farm’s Supreme Scream and the Big Shot atop Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas. Henley said Bigfoot on the Strip plans to open May 1, and it’ll include miniature golf and a climbing area. The Soaring Eagle ride is designed to launch seated passengers around the tower into the air and back to the ground, according to Springfield Business Journal archives.


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