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Address: 2620 Valley Branch Rd, Nashville, IN 47448-8923
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+1 812-988-7750
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Explore Brown County is a 1000 acre adventure retreat. We offer Zip-Line...

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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Zipline Adventure

My wife and I had a great time ziplining for the first time! Doug and Shelley made it seem really effortless and it was! They were both calm and experienced which made our... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2014
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fishers, Indiana
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Reviewed 21 October 2014

The ziplines were fun, guides were good, but where were the zombies?? False advertising on their part.

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Thank Zombielover
Gary B, General Manager at Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat, responded to this review

Zombielover, Sorry you missed our Zombies! Most days in October they are lurking somewhere on the zip lines. If not a Zombie, surely you saw a Super Hero who had come to save the day? I was told that both your guides were in costume. With lots of decorations, some hanging from the trees, we love to get into the... More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Reviewed 21 October 2014

My wife and I had a great time ziplining for the first time! Doug and Shelley made it seem really effortless and it was! They were both calm and experienced which made our experience worth the money we paid. They were very cautious and meticulous about making sure we were ALWAYS hooked up to a safety line. We felt safe... More 

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Reviewed 20 October 2014 via mobile

Found this place online because the state parks campsites were all booked up. It looked like an awesome find. We got in late on Friday night, we couldn't really see much except that all the campsites seemed to be packed full of huge campers right off the lane. Our spot was at the very end of it, in a kind... More 

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Gary B, General Manager at Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat, responded to this review

Clevdoo, We pride ourselves in providing a great place to stay, per most of the reviews here, and apologize that your experience was not what you expected. As far as camp sites, we offer much more secluded spots and larger than most campgrounds and parks. It is disappointing that your camping neighbors parked themselves so close to your tent. However,... More 

Roanoke, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2014

I am 56 years old and have been driving off road since I was 10. The dune buggy ride with Gary was the best time I have ever had on 4 wheels. Gary was our guide and he knew excactly what to do to make the ride fun for everyone. Our campsite was great. We stayed a week and enjoyed... More 

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1 Thank Richard E
2 reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2014

Our second time visiting Explore Brown County, we didn't think it could be better than the first but it was!!! "Guide Gary" was the best! The other guides were great as well (Mike) and made our whole day outstanding! We did the ATV Tour on our previous trip, which was great! It doesn't matter if you've never rode an ATV... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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Reviewed 14 October 2014

We have spent the last 6 months camping nearly every weekend at Explore Brown County. Our children and grandchildren as well as many of our friends and family have been down to Zipline, fish, and camp and every weekend has been nothing but GREAT MEMORIES. Yes, there are the occassional "unruly people" however the Staff particularly Mike and Tyler have... More 

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Rensselaer, Indiana
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2014

On a overnight weekend visiting Brown County this October, a friend and I were having a run of misfortune and disappointment, one thing after another. Hours before we were to head back home, we arrived for a tour on the Hill Climb Buggy at XBC. Gary was our guide, and his excitement, enthusiasm and confidence lifted us right out of... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2014

My husband and I found this place via trip advisor. It looked fun so we decided to check it out - it did not disappoint! We had a blast! The property was beautiful and the ATV tour was something we would for sure do again. Mike was our guide and he was awesome! He was friendly, funny and knowledgeable. In... More 

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1 Thank Megan C
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2014

I booked a zip lining tour for my birthday and it was my first zip lining experience. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and everyone! My guides, Anna and Janelle, were fantastic!! I was a little nervous and they made me not only feel safe, but they made it so much fun! I will definitely make another trip... More 

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Reviewed 9 October 2014

The time of year we came the trees were so pretty! I came down with a small group, and felt like the guides explained everything very well, and were very welcoming! Of course I made a fool of myself doing the zip, but the the guides still made me feel like I was doing so good. I had a great... More 

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