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Welcome to eXplore Brown County      

Nighttime Zip-lining Thrills in Brown County - Midwest Living Magazine
"When the sun goes down, headlamps and tiki torches light the way" - Click to read the article
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!
Enjoy Brown County Like A Local.....CBS4Indy


Spring Operations | HOURS: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday Thursday, Friday, Saturday | 9 am - 7 pm | Closed Tuesday except for advance large group bookings | Call for group requests of 10 or more, advance reservations recommended | Hours may vary depending on weather and/or if we have reservations or not. | Please note: we are not responsible for electrical outages due to acts of God. 


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Congratulations to Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat!
TripAdvisor is delighted to award Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat the 2017 Certificate of Excellence. This achievement is a direct result of your consistently great reviews from TripAdvisor travelers.

Certificate of Excellence 6 Years in a Row!
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012
687 TripAdvisor reviewers have ranked eXplore Brown County Excellent! #1 Tour and Outdoor Activity in Nashville, Indiana! Our reviews say:
"Exhilarating!" | "This Place is Awesome" | "A Lot of Fun" | "Great Fun" | "Fun in the Trees" 

Coming January 6, 2018...The Frigid, a 6 hour Rogaine race...


We are mixing it up again with a new format for 2018! We love the rolling hills of Brown County, Indiana. Tucked away in one of the area's steep valleys is eXplore Brown County, a beautiful tract of land with several acres of forested ravines and trails perfectly suited for a winter Rogaine.


Get out for some winter fun with a race through the rolling hills - all while using a map and compass! The FRIGID is a perfect event for beginners to learn the fun sport of orienteering. There is a FREE navigation clinic offered to anyone who registers for either the day or the night event.  


 Race Facts  

WHAT: A Rogaine is simply a race in which participants use a map and compass to locate checkpoints (CPs). 

LENGTH: 6 hours - 3 unique loops

WHO: Solos & teams 

REGISTRATION: $65 per person


This race is perfect for beginners (see information on the FREE navigation clinic below), but we've also dialed in a bonus point format and added a night event to keep veteran racers out until their toes go numb.


What is a Rogaine? A Rogaine is simply a race in which participants use a map and compass to locate checkpoints (CPs). The goal is to locate the most CPs in the allotted time. Sometimes CPs are assigned a point value according to their difficulty. Then the goal is to get the most points. There is no set course so you are free to choose any route you'd like.


If you'd like to give this type of race a try but aren't so sure about the whole navigation thing, you're not alone. We're confident, however, that with just a little instruction you can be proficient enough to start enjoying not only rogaining, but other navigation based events - like ADVENTURE RACING! If you'd like to learn how to navigate, then join us for the FREE Navigation clinic the evening before the race. We'll be happy to show you what's going on and answer any questions. See below for more details, or contact us if you have any questions about getting into this sport.


Mandatory Gear:

Each person must carry at all times: whistle, hydration, long-sleeve top, light.
Each team/solo must carry at all times: race number on back, compass, map, fully charged cell phone, emergency space blanket.

This event is being produced by 361 Adventures. If you have any questions, please contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Registration is $65.  Register online today..




Free Navigation Clinic —  11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Check-In —  12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Start —  1:00 pm. (Map 1 distributed right at the Start!)
Cutoff — 7:00 pm
Awards — 7:15 pm


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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.