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5 Star Ranking!!!

Congratulations to Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat!
TripAdvisor is delighted to award Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat the 2016 Certificate of Excellence.
This achievement is a direct result of your consistently great reviews from TripAdvisor travelers.

Certificate of Excellence 5 Years in a Row!
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012
647 TripAdvisor reviewers have ranked eXplore Brown County Excellent! #1 Tour and Outdoor Activity in Nashville, Indiana!


Sunset Tours!


Back by popular demand...

One of our most popular tours returns...our "Sunset eXplorer Tour" begins in the daylight and ends in darkness with only the glow of your headlamp guiding you. The tour begins at 5:30 pm Wednesday through Saturday. 


Welcome to eXplore Brown County

Forget Costa Rica! Spend your SPRING BREAK with us!
We have a true CANOPY ADVENTURE..Fly from treetop to treetop..create a SPRING BREAK to remember - Families & Groups
eXplore Brown County is a Game Changer - Indianapolis Monthly
Offbeat Thrills at this Rambunctious Backwoods Retreat - Read Article

Escape Comes Naturally here in Brown County....Our 15 World Class Zip Lines are the Fastest, Highest and Longest Twin Racing Zip Lines in Indiana!

Spring Hours | HOURS: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday | 9 am - 7 pm | Closed Tuesdays except for large group advance bookings | Groups - call in advance for events and activities

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Our zip lines are simply - AWESOME! Read Our Reviews

We have been selected as one of the Top Ten Fall Foliage Destinations to view the fall colors....imagine soaring through the trees to view the fall color palettes!

Read all about us from the State of Indiana.....

"Wedding Weekend Fun"  We got married here, and the people are absolutely phenomenal. From our first trip here in January to book our wedding, through the months to follow adjusting answer and rentals, everyone was helpful and kind. While we stayed, we did a zip line tour and it was so much fun! The staff did a great job making sure everyone was properly informed and felt safe through the whole tour. We rented several cabins for our stay, they were all appropriately clean, bathroom facilities also clean and stocked. All appliances provided worked well. The day of our wedding, the staff yet again exceeded our expectations. They shuttled some of our elderly guests back to the ceremony site, allow with campers nearby and kept them quiet and respectful, shut down the road that went past the ceremony site, then shuttled guests ball to the hall for the reception. They allowed us to clean up and get the last of or things the next day without charging another days rental and were again, amazingly friendly and helpful. We were so thankful for all the hospitality and kindness during what could have been a stressful weekend, because with their help we had a fantastic wedding, reception and weekend! Highly recommend foot entertainment or gatherings!

"Labor Day 2016" Great adventure with Shelley and Sydney on the zip lines....had to get bikes from Q's bikes - killer trails, great family fun. | Visited September 2016

Our family of three spent a few hours gliding thru the treetops over brown county the first day, then another couple hours shooting rubber tipped arrows at each other the second day. All of the staff was very nice even the owner came out to play arrow dodge ball with us. Tons of stuff to do and we didn't give ourselves enough time to do it, we will be going back and camping or staying in one of their cabins for a couple days next time. Mountain biking, paintball, zip lines, kayaking, arrow dodge ball and tons more to keep you and your family busy. We all slept like babies the following night. | Visited July 2016

"Great Family Fun" Our family of 10 people went here Monday May 4th and it was fantastic! We were doing something our Mom who is going to be 80 wanted to try. The guides, Eric and Brittany were just awesome, as well as the other two that joined us toward the end. The whole thing was a great adventure from beginning to end. So much fun we wanted to turn around and do it again. This is a great place for the whole family of all ages...I highly recommend it. Reviewed May 6, 2015

"Awesome Day"We had an amazing day at explore brown county. We did the zip lining first with Shelly and cass. It was a blast. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Later in the afternoon we did the buggy tour with Gary. Not only was it fun but Informative too. It lasted for about an hour and we stopped along the way to learn the history. We will definitely be back! Visited June 2016

This place is amazing the staff is great....they accommodated all of our request.....this is a great place for for the family....lots of free activities as well as the paid events....we will be bring our kids with is next time....the zip line tour (the Explorer tour) was incredible our guides Cass and Janelle were super....I will definitely be returning.....LOVED IT.....THANKS FOR AN AMAZING FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND!!!!! | Visited July 2016

GOOGLE Review | Avery Morgan
Went zip lining with my wife and kids today and we all had an absolute blast. Our guides were Abby and "Not Doug," and they were great. We all thoroughly enjoyed it, and the experience couldn't have been better! We'll definitely make another trip!

"Life is either a Great Adventure or Nothing"....Helen Keller

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Leap of Faith

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The Leap of Faith is a different ending to our Explorer Zip Tour, consisting of: Stairway to Heaven bridge, Pool Ladder, and our Freefall Leap of Faith device with 3 Freefall options. Pull up, hang on and freefall! Our device will gently slow you down as you target our landing pad. Upgrade to Leap of Faith - $10 per person. Read more...




Every Friday & Saturday night heighten your awareness; experience your senses in a whole new way with our Night Flight Astronomy Zip Line Tour.



We have a variety of venues and locations for your perfect wedding! View details and book your wedding and reception today!  

WARNING: Under Indiana law, an agritourism provider is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in agritourism activities at this location if the death or injury results from the inherent risks of agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death, or for other participants to act in a manner that may cause you injury or cause your death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity. As added by P.L.3-2011, SEC.1. The property used by Valley Branch Retreat Inc. dba eXplore Brown County dba Paintball Valley is a Classified Forest/Tree Farm and an Indiana Agritourism provider.

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