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Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat

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Address: 2620 Valley Branch Road, Nashville, IN 47448
Phone Number: 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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Zip Lining at Christms

As one of our, Boompa and Nana, gifts for the Christmas holiday, we surprised the kids with Zip Lining. They all had a wonderful time and were quite surprised at how fun it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Darla a
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Noblesville, Indiana
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Noblesville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

As one of our, Boompa and Nana, gifts for the Christmas holiday, we surprised the kids with Zip Lining. They all had a wonderful time and were quite surprised at how fun it was. My granddaughter, Nora, who is 7 years old, came flying in the cabin we were staying at in Brown County and had the biggest smile on... More 

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2 Thank Darla a
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We love this place for camping, zip lining, and the fact we hosted our wedding in their Harvest Hall Barn years back. There's also hiking, a lake, paint balling, and more.

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1 Thank Christa M
Fishers, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

A great place to zip line. Very reasonable price for a couple of hours of fun. Our guides were great! Checking in and parking were a little confusing and it is a little tricky to find. Highly recommended for Brown County fun.

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1 Thank rkcajc
Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

What a beautiful place to zipline among the colorful leaves and scenery of Brown County. The guides were helpful and patient for our group that was zipping for the first time. We did the Sneak Peak tour and then my teenage boys did the Super Hero line while shooting paintball guns at targets. They said it was awesome!

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1 Thank Suzysnowboard
Greenwood, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Our family had a great time. We did the Sneak Peek tour. Our young daughters were upset we weren't doing the Screamer Tour after seeing others go. Our guides Bill and Kass were fantastic!!! We will definitely be coming back. ZIP ON!!!!!!!

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1 Thank Jud S
South Elgin, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We did two amazing tours in one day. We went ATV off-roading in the morning, and ziplining in the afternoon. The ATV was the 2-seater buggy with the roll cage, and our tour was almost 1.5 hours. Gary was our fearless leader, and he made the trip so easy for us to follow. It was such a blast riding through... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Absolute fabulous experience! We had an amazing time with guides Liz and Janelle. They were both so great with my kids that were anxious about zip lining. It was a great experience and the lines were amazing! Great office staff, too! We will definitely return!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Beautiful setting on a glorious fall day, fast and exciting zips, and two awesome guides! Thanks Bill and Cass for the perfect day with family!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

It's a pretty little rustic campground, but campers seem to be a very low priority. Reserved for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, knowing we would be arriving early Saturday morning. We tried to call Friday night to alert management of our delayed arrival, but no answer. Just a recorded message about zip lining. When we got there, there was a... More 

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

Hi Geaorgann, Let me begin by saying “Welcome to October in Brown County!” It is regretful that you had a bad experience at our facility; however please understand that you only had these issues because you did not familiarize yourself with our rules; all of which are clearly stated on our website. In response to the issue you had with... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

My fiancé and I chose Harvest Hall/Explore Brown County for our wedding-we wanted something different from the standard ballroom route and this location was perfect for a fall wedding. The staff was helpful when we had questions and issues. The one recommendation I would make is to have an assigned coordinator for events, which might alleviate asking multiple employees the... More 

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