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5 Star Ranking!!!
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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 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
660 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" 
Click on the Trip Advisor links below to see all of our great reviews......

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Sunset Tours!

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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

AWARD WINNING TREETOP ADVENTURE!
Forget Costa Rica! Spend your summer with us!
We have a true CANOPY ADVENTURE..Fly from treetop to treetop..create a summer adventure to remember - Families & Groups
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 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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Zip Line Canopy Tour Descriptions

It is no wonder the Delaware Native Americans made summer camp on this beautiful 500 acres nestled in the hills of Brown County.  eXplore the dense hardwood forest which provides a unique habitat for both plants and animals.  Our guides will share our environmental concerns including endangered species living in the area.  Learn how Delaware Native Americans roamed this property until the Treaty of the Ten O’clock Line pushed them further West. Later, settlers built log homes here, serving as a record of our Brown County history. Guides will share the historical past while you zip through the treetop canopy observing a setting barely touched by time.

There are 6 tours to choose from: eXplorer Tour zips #4-8 | Zip On Tour zips #1-3, 9 & 10 | Sneak Peek zips #1-3 | The Screamer 1220' Tour zips #9 & 10 for groups 8+, call for bookings and the Night Flight Tour zips #1-3 and Night Flight Expedition Tour zips #4-8. You will begin the adventure with a rugged ride into the dense forest in an all-terrain, 10 wheel drive, Vietnam War Era 2 ½ ton Military Deuce. Bring a group of 8-10 and safari ride 1/2 mile to the top in our Classic 1969 Fire Truck.

 

Zip On! Tour

Zip #1 | Launch Pad – Begin here, an easy stair climb to a platform 12’ off the ground. Your first eXplore Brown County zip experience takes you for a 80’ cable ride to a tree platform landing 14’ from the ground. Look around, what a vista, and it only gets better!

Zip #2 |Big Foot Look Out – Taking off from the tree platform 14’ in the air, you are propelled by gravity over 200’ of cable to a tree landing 60’ off the ground. From this point you have a birds-eye view of the Screamer Zip 1220’ long, ¼ mile of cable. Now that’s a zip line!  You can do it and it is so worth it! Wow, a great view and what an adrenaline rush! The only thing more over whelming than the zips are the spectacular views.

Zip #3 | Ridge Runner – an exhilarating ride taking off from a tree platform perched 60’ in the canopy. Prepare your land legs; the 180’ cable zips you to a soft deck landing on the forest floor.

Zip #9 | Indy 1220 – Our 1220’ zip is ¼ mile of twin racing adrenaline fun traveling at speeds over 40 mph. You are stopped by the guide using the Brun Brake. Standing on a platform 30’ in the air, get ready for zip #10….

Zip #10 | Pendulum Free Style – Get ready to race on our twin 320’ gravity zip. Gliding like a pendulum, high five at one end, slide back past center then pendulum back to dismount ladder. Reflect on your awesome experience during the 7 minute hike out.

eXplorer Tour

 The Eco-Adventure Bridge – a short nature hike giving eXplore Brown County guides an opportunity to share their knowledge of the surrounding flora and fauna. A 28" suspension sky bridge takes you on an ascent from the rock staircase 28’ in the air to a pole platform 12’ above ground, preparing you for the next adrenaline rush.

 Zip #4 | Soaring Hawks – a scenic tandem zip, two lines running side-by side. So, race your partner 423’ to an easy ground landing. Who can soar and land like a hawk?

A short hike gives you time to take a deep breath and learn about Indiana’s endangered species…. Are you prepared for Warp Drive?

 Zip #5 |Warp Drive – take off from the ground and zip 560’ cable, landing on a tree platform 57’ above the ground. You made it! You have now been transported into a new dimension.

 The Walking On Air Sky Bridge departs from the 57’ high tree platform into the clouds and traverses 68’ to the Eagle’s Nest tree platform nestled 36’ above the ground. No worries, you’re wearing a harness and tethered to a safety cable while you walk across the suspension sky bridge.

 Zip #6 | Eagle’s Nest – take off from a 36’ high tree platform, breaking out of the dense forest canopy on a 480’ long cable across the lake. Soaring 70’ above the water, you will land in a tree platform 14’ above ground.

 Zip #7 | Lake View – soar back across the lake, zipping over 395’ of cable, reaching heights of 50’ before finally landing in a tree platform 18’ above ground. Take in an aerial view of a great vista.

 Zip #8 | Busted Knuckle – Perch yourself like a bird on this tree top platform 18’ above the ground. Don’t frighten the birds as you fly across the lake on 475’ of cable at a height of 40’ above the water landing on a tree platform.

 "The Descent" Lowering Rappel – a final rappel down from the Perch tree platform planting you safely back on the ground 21’ below. You’re safe, guides literally lower you. But, it is a taste of a rock climber’s descent.

 

Sneak Peek Tour

Zip #1 | Launch Pad – Begin here, an easy stair climb to a platform 12’ off the ground. Your first eXplore Brown County zip experience takes you for a 80’ cable ride to a tree platform landing 14’ from the ground. Look around, what a vista, and it only gets better!

Zip #2 |Big Foot Look Out – Taking off from the tree platform 14’ in the air, you are propelled by gravity over 200’ of cable to a tree landing 60’ off the ground. From this point you have a birds-eye view of the Screamer Zip 1220’ long, ¼ mile of cable. Now that’s a zip line!  You can do it and it is so worth it! Wow, a great view and what an adrenaline rush! The only thing more over whelming than the zips are the spectacular views.

Zip #3 | Ridge Runner – an exhilarating ride taking off from a tree platform perched 60’ in the canopy. Prepare your land legs; the 180’ cable zips you to a soft deck landing on the forest floor.

Have you had enough??? Ride or Walk back to check out our other activities….or try The Indy 1220’ Zip!

 

The Screamer Tour - groups of 8+, call for bookings

 Zip #9 | Indy 1220our 1220’ zip is ¼ mile of twin racing adrenaline fun traveling at speeds over 40 mph. You are stopped by the guide using the Brun Brake. Standing on a platform 30’ in the air, get ready for zip #10….

 Zip #10 | Pendulum Free Style Get ready to race on our twin 320' gravity zip. Gliding like a pendulum, high five at one end, slide back past center then pendulum back to dismount ladder. Reflect on your awesome experience during the 7 minute hike out.

 

Night Flight Tours begins June 1

The Escape Night Flight Tour Zips #1-3 & The Expedition Tour Zips #4-8Pack your camera, snacks and a drink, Zip On! into the darkness where only the moon, stars and red headlamp light your way. This is an experience you will reflect on for years. Saturday departure times based on sunset, call ahead to book a weeknight flight for parties of 4 or more. View our Night Flight photos!

 

Be a Super Hero Flights

Zip Top Shot  Zip #11 | Three FlightsIt's a bird, it's a plane -soar like Superman over a 60' wooded ravine. Turn and fly back again...you are flying, suspended in the air. Everyone feels like a hero with this experience.  We supply you with a paintball gun - shoot at hubcaps as you fly through the air like a hero! 

Super Hero Zip #12 | Three FlightsCheer, laugh and photograph your friends being a hero zipping over a 60' wooded ravine. Turn and fly back again...you are the hero flying suspended in the air -everyone feels like a hero with this experience.


 Printable Zip Line Tours Map

 

 

Tags: Zip On! Tour, Explorer Tour, Super Hero Zip

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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.

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