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Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat

2620 Valley Branch Rd, Nashville, IN 47448-8923
+1 812-988-7750
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First ziplining experience for some of our group & everyone had a great time. Our tour guides... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
Buggie Tour with Gary

We had a wonderful time. Gary was a great guide. The trail was beautiful and the buggies were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlottesville, Indiana
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Explore Brown County is a 1000 acre adventure retreat. We offer Zip-Line Canopy Tours, 80 acres of Paintball Fields, 30 miles of Mountain Biking and Hiking Trails, Guided ATV tours, Primitive Camping, Electric/ Water Sites, and Full Hook-up Sites, Cabin Rentals, a Fishing Lake, and a Banquet Hall. We are open year-round, you can checkout our website for details on closings and possible weather related closings. We also have rentals for the day or hour for boats, canoes, paddle boats, fishing poles and much more. All lake activities are seasonal March 1 - Nov 1 each year.
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“explorer tour” (39 reviews)
“zip lining” (220 reviews)
“brown county” (104 reviews)
2620 Valley Branch Rd, Nashville, IN 47448-8923
+1 812-988-7750
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First ziplining experience for some of our group & everyone had a great time. Our tour guides, Jenelle & Evan were friendly, funny & patient. This is located in one of the prettiest areas of Indiana with camping, cabins, fishing, paintball, and ATV tours on...More

Thank GinnyM929
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time. Gary was a great guide. The trail was beautiful and the buggies were extremely fun! I would highly recommend this to anyone. In fact I am going to tell everyone at work to go and ask for Gary! Well worth...More

Thank shelly1273michelle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to take people of all ages! We had a company outing with employees and family. Everyone was able to find something they enjoyed. Would recommend for anyone!

1  Thank Codabrat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter found this place for us fifty somethings and our grand children. Campground was great, clean and friendly. Zip lining, hiking, archery, paint ball, mountain biking, games and great staff. Tony is great, but Miech is my fave. I was nervous about the zip...More

1  Thank Mark D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the 1 hour Buggy Hill Climb Tour. I had been pretty nervous about it after seeing some youtube videos where drivers were going faster than I felt comfortable with.. but my husband and I ended up being the only riders that day and...More

1  Thank Lydia G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove an hour to go zip lining there and no body was available to help us even tho it was open?? The pamplets and website lack touring information. Make sure you call and find out times before you make the trip or you will...More

Thank Laura W
Gary B, Owner at Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I apologize for the misunderstanding, however our business is closed on Tuesdays. This information is listed on both our website and our phone message when calling into the facility. Therefore, if it were a Tuesday in which you arrived at the facility; that would explain...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went zip-lining at Explore Brown County and we had so much fun. Both our instructors were amazing. Especially Danger is a professional comedian. I definitely recommend this to everyone.

1  Thank Míša D
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We found something that all of us could do and have fun being outdoors. Our instructor, Mike was awesome at helping us learn to be archers and have fun with it. He even joined in the fun! Gary was great with all things buggy related....More

1  Thank Teri B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Decided on a whim to try zip lining for Father's Day. What an awesome experience! Great guides, fun times, great experience!

1  Thank Ryan I
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Our family has zip lined before so we kinda know what to expect. This facility is a top notch safe zip line adventure. The area is beautiful and secluded. The staff were all fun but professional. These are not simple zips and not for the...More

1  Thank John C B
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23 February 2017|
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Response from Gary B | Property representative |
Honestly, it depends on the individual. The most strenuous work involved with zip lining is a single flight of stairs, a step ladder, and a 1/4 mile hike from the end back to the beginning. If it helps, we've had a 91 year... More
Justin W
12 January 2017|
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Response from Gary B | Property representative |
Thanks famfoodie! Like they said, we unfortunately don't let you bring your own jeep. If you have your own ATV, you could use it for our guided tours. It has to be 600 cc's or less, a utility model, and it can't have a hand... More
Carolyn M
5 November 2016|
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Response from Justin H | Reviewed this property |
the costs vary with amount of people and activities that you do. you get what you pay for between the staff and activity.