Welcome to eXplore Brown County
Ranked #1 activity in Brown County....Trip Advisor
Certificate of Excellence 2013 | 338 reviewers have ranked eXplore Brown County Excellent!
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!
Our zip lines are simply - AWESOME! Read Our Reviews
"Life is either a Great Adventure or Nothing"....Helen Keller
eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat is a family friendly adventure attraction located in historic, scenic southern Brown County, Indiana - one hour south of Indianapolis, one hour north of Louisville, KY and two hours west of Cincinnati, OH. We offer over 1,000 acres of year-round adventure including some of Brown County's most challenging mountain bike trails. eXplore Brown County is best known for its multiple zip line courses including the Explorer Tour which crosses our lake 3 times, the Screamer Tour which includes Indiana’s fastest and longest tandem racing zip line and the Be A Hero zip where the participant zips in the position of Superman.
Full zip line tour descriptions
eXplore Brown County offers other fun and thrill seeking adventures such as ATV Tours which cover 30 miles of trails through the dense hardwood forest including old pioneer home sites, an Indiana Camp site and an old cemetery dating back well over 100 years.
eXplore Brown County has been a paintball destination for over 15 years boasting speedball and scenario fields and over 100 paintball marker/gun rentals for every size group. Families, weddings and corporate Groups utilize the facility for events making use of the camping cabins and large Harvest Hall which seats up to 250 people.
Extend your adventure, stay in one of our rustic camping cabins, all with heat and AC. Our campground features primitive and full-hook up sites. Rowboats and canoes are available to rent on our 4 acre fishing lake.
Our Harvest Hall is available to celebrate your wedding, special occasion, corporate retreat, reunion or social function. We host many events here at eXplore Brown County, large groups are always welcome. Plan your next adventure with us today.
Free Wi-Fi is available at Harvest Hall on the porch.
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IT’S A BIG DEAL AND WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE…. Trip Advisor has awarded eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat, an adventure park in Brown County Indiana, one of its top awards. With over 338 reviews from folks living all over the world, eXplore Brown County has received the CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE from Trip Advisor. This award is given to a very few travel destinations, making it a highly distinguished and coveted award. “The Certificate of Excellence recognizes the Top Performing Businesses on Trip Advisor and is awarded to businesses that rank in the top 10% Worldwide of traveler’s feedback.”
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In the News!
The Fastest, Highest, Longest Zips in Indiana!
Channel 13 in Indianapolis came out for a visit - watch what they had to say!
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Amazing! Review by Zipper on 7/20/13 This was a wonderful time for my husband, my 19 year old son, his 18 year old girlfriend and myself. Our guides were great, knowledgeable and a lot of fun. Views were great!! Kids didn't enjoy the wait time at each platform (really think it was the height), although they loved the zip lining. Definitely would do this again. Going to take my daughter and her boyfriend next time.
Great time....Review by Family of 5 on 3/26/13 We have a great time, my 7 year old my 17 year old and myself did the zip line and it was incredible, my 17 year old also did paint ball and she loved it. I will recommend it to everyone I know it was a great bounding time with the family.
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.