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Address: 2620 Valley Branch Rd, Nashville, IN 47448-8923
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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Gary was awesome!

I came into Bloomington to see my daughter for her 19th birthday and wanted to do something other then shop on Kirkwood. I found explore Brown County and booked it. Everything... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I came into Bloomington to see my daughter for her 19th birthday and wanted to do something other then shop on Kirkwood. I found explore Brown County and booked it. Everything was great. Easy booking. We decided on the mud buggies. It was the perfect combination of instructions and freedom. We did a little bit of everything-technical, mud, speed and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the kids to the zip line and they had a ball. There are different zip routes to take and we went on a long ride. The staff was terrific and safety was always foremost in their minds. It's pricey but worth it. A fun family outing.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought 9 children ages 6-11, and a few parents, totaling 14 people, for the Screamer, and it was great fun. Well organized and fun guides. We felt safe and fun. Thank you!!

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High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gary led our group on a great tour over their property in the mud buggies. Even for a group mainly in their 60's, it was a blast. The hills, the mud, the views were awesome! Gary took his time explaining the history of the area and all that Explore Brown County has to offer. Phenomenal visit and highly recommended!

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Martinsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome zip lines!!! Zipping from platform to platform, in the tree tops. This one makes my 3rd. And it rates up there with the others. Fun guides as well. Highly recommend it. It doesn't take work to zip on these. You just sit back and enjoy!!!:)

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Plain City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of 5 (three kids 10 and under) visited Explore Brown County over the Labor Day weekend. We rented the ATV buggy for an awesome ride through the trails. There were lots of interesting things to see on the trails - from sharp turns, to pretty steep down and up hill terrain in addition to some interesting history lessons... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did both ATV and zip lines. It was a fun adventure. Neil was our ATV tour guide and tailored our trails to our riding abilities. Zip lines were cool, not really scary at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great adventure with shelley and sydney on the zip lines. have to get bikes from Q's bikes- killer trails great family fun

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got married here, and the people are absolutely phenomenal. From our first trip here in January to book our wedding, through the months to follow adjusting answer and rentals, everyone was helpful and kind. While we stayed, we did a zip line tour and it was so much fun! The staff did a great job making sure everyone was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Teenage son loved the ziplines, the staff was great and guides made everything feel very safe and secure. Will do again, maybe for winter zips!

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