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5 Star Ranking!!!

Congratulations to Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat!
TripAdvisor is delighted to award Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat the 2015 Certificate of Excellence.
This achievement is a direct result of your consistently great reviews from TripAdvisor travelers.

Certificate of Excellence 4 Years in a Row!
2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012
544 TripAdvisor reviewers have ranked eXplore Brown County Excellent!

Voted Top Ten — Favorite Fall Family Activities &
Fall Foliage Spots


eXplore Brown County was voted #4 out of the Top Ten Favorite Fall Family Fun Activities in Indiana
and voted #6 as one of the top Fall Foliage Spots in Indiana.....


“Fantastic!” - 5 of 5 starsWe 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 the woods, freaking out at every bump and turn in the trail. I will admit that when we signed up, I think we both thought that it was going to be a very leisurely ride through the forest, but that was not to be. It was pretty freaky at first, but once we realized that the buggy was not only safe, but NOT going to roll over at every turn, we relaxed and just had the time of our lives. It was a gorgeous fall day too...just perfect. The afternoon tour was the Ziplining tour, with 5 zips including the quarter mile screamer. WOW. Talk about conquering a fear of heights! Tommy and Eman were our guides, and they are so relaxed and humorous about it that they took the edge off the fear and just made the whole experience more enjoyable. We had a great group too...really nice people. I can't wait to come back to Brown County and do this again. It was my birthday, and such a perfect way to spend the day. Thanks so much!!! Reviewed October 22, 2015 | Julie - South Elgin, Illinois

Welcome to eXplore Brown County

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!

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Our zip lines are simply - AWESOME! Read Our Reviews

We have been selected as one of the Top Ten Fall Foliage Destinations to view the fall colors....imagine soaring through the trees to view the fall color palettes!

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"Great Family Fun" Our family of 10 people went here Monday May 4th and it was fantastic! We were doing something our Mom who is going to be 80 wanted to try. The guides, Eric and Brittany were just awesome, as well as the other two that joined us toward the end. The whole thing was a great adventure from beginning to end. So much fun we wanted to turn around and do it again. This is a great place for the whole family of all ages...I highly recommend it. Reviewed May 6, 2015

You are never too old to enjoy our zips...just ask the 90 year old grandmother who recently zipped with us.  Our low impact courses and hands-free automatic braking system allows us to accommodate just about everyone regardless of your handicap.  Our courses are fun for all ages, our weight restrictions begin at 50 lbs. We pride ourselves in being a family friendly adventure center. Come experience a family summer getaway....you will be glad you did!

"Life is either a Great Adventure or Nothing"....Helen Keller

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eXplore Brown County is 4th in the "Top Ten Fall Family Destinations" for Indiana.......Book your fall eXperience today, tours fill up fast!


Your Night Flight guide

Every Friday & Saturday night heighten your awareness; experience your senses in a whole new way with our Night Flight Astronomy Zip Line Tour.



We have a variety of venues and locations for your perfect wedding! View details and book your wedding and reception today!  

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.

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