Explore Brown County

Explore Brown County

Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat

2620 Valley Branch Road, Nashville, IN, 47448




About Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat

eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat, home of the Tallest, Longest, Fastest Zip Lines in Brown County! Located in historic, scenic southern Brown County, we offer over 1,000 acres of year-round adventure. Activities include 15 World Class Zip Lines, 80 acres of Paintball, 4Wheel Drive Buggy and ATV Tours, 30 miles of Mountain Biking & Hiking Trails, Rowboats and Canoes to use on our 4 acre fishing lake, and more! Spend the night in camping Cabins or camp around a campfire. Harvest Hall is available for special events and seats up to 250. Cater your event and save the big $$. The outdoor stage is a beautiful setting for a wedding.

HOURS MONDAY THRU SUNDAY 10 TO 6 FOR ACTIVITIES  CLOSED TUESDAYS                                                                                                  


Zip Lines

eXplore Brown County offers 15 world-class zip lines, the Fastest, Longest and Tallest Twin Racing Zip Line in Indiana!  Soar over a mile of cable from heights of 20’ to 70’ through treetops, over hollows and our lake.  The zips incorporate trees and poles, with a mix of both ground and elevated take-offs and landings. The length of the zips range from 80' - 1220' and include tower rappelling, side-by-side zips, scenic tree towers and The Screamer! a ¼ mile 1220' zip, an adventure you won’t soon forget!
There are 6 tours to choose from: eXplorer Tour zips #4-8 | Zip On Tour zips #1-3, 9 & 10 | The Screamer Tour zips #9 & 10, Be A Hero Zip and the two Night Flight Tours. You will begin the adventure with a rugged ride into the dense forest in an all-terrain, 10 wheel drive, Vietnam War Era 2 ½ ton Military Deuce. Bring a group of 8-10 and safari ride 1/2 mile to the top in our Classic 1969 Fire Truck.


Paintball is a game of strategy and marksmanship, a variation of tag where players shoot paint-filled capsules at each other out of a specially-designed air-powered gun/marker. The object of the game is to move through a course without getting tagged or marked by the paint-filled balls. According to American Sports Data, paintball has consistently ranked within the top five extreme sports since 1996.
Paintball is played between teams of widely varying sizes, from 3-on-3 to teams of 50 or more. If you love fun team sports, interactive games in the open air that require good reaction times and perfect strategy (both offensive and defensive) then you’re definitely going to love paintball! Games usually last between 5 to 20 minutes each, and players must wear protective equipment like full-face masks and goggles.

ATV Tours

Brown County is home to breathtaking scenery, some of the most rugged trails and hill terrain in Indiana. Our guided ATV and Hill Climb Buggy tours will give both young and old a taste of a new brand of adventure. Our ATV (all-terrain vehicle) and Hill Climb Buggy's are true to their name and will perform great in the snow, mud, water, or on dry ground. ATV and Hill Climb Buggy tours are offered year-round weather permitting. We are land stewards first and there is no charge if XBC chooses not to ride the trails during wet, thaw conditions or high winds.
Our guided ATV and Hill Climb Buggy tours will give both young and old a taste of a new brand of adventure. Our ATV (all-terrain vehicle) and Hill Climb Buggy’s are true to their name and will perform great in the snow, mud, water, or on dry ground. Our 2 seat Buggies are equipped with a roll cage and 4 point harnesses. Briefly switch drivers while XBC Tour Guides recreate Native American and Pioneer history. Scenic landscapes provide the perfect photo op or rent our Helmet Cam for $30 to capture the entire experience.

Mountain Biking & Hiking Trails

Brown County, Indiana was voted one of the greatest areas to ride trails in North America by Bike Magazine in March 2009.  The area offers miles of flowing trails, scenic vistas and amazing terrain making this a world-class destination for mountain biking and quickly becoming a favorite Midwest destination.
eXplore Brown County has over 30 miles of challenging single and double track trails over some of the most rugged terrains in Brown County.  Our trails are slightly rougher with more ups and downs and less flow than the trails at the state park, which makes our trails very fun and challenging.

Fishing Lake

A 4 acre fishing lake is located within walking distance to all of our cabins & campgrounds. Row Boat and Canoe rentals are available for leisure boating and fishing. The lake is stocked with large Bass, Bluegill, Redear, & Catfish. Come visit for a day for catch and release fishing, or stay overnight with us to keep up to 2 fish for cooking over your camp fire.

Arrow Tag

Arrow Tag Archery Games are a blend of dodge ball, paintball, and laser tag, combining the best aspects of these sports while adding the skill of archery. Players use bows and special rubber-tipped arrows, and Arrow Tag is a year-round activity that everyone can enjoy. Arrow Tag Archery Games are a low impact option without the bruises of paintball.

Team Building

Team Building is a hands-on experiential learning opportunity designed to encourage members of a group to work together in order to create more effective outcomes. The challenges you will participate in provides an interesting and transformative method for learning and applying skills to scenarios you may encounter in the workplace, at school, or even at home. This program may be combined with any of our existing activities to create even more of an adventure!

Upcoming Events

March Madness at eXplore Brown County Mar 23, 2018
Hibernation is Over at eXplore Brown County Apr 01, 2018
Abe Martin’s Bucket List Month at eXplore Brown County May 05, 2018
Night Flight Zip Line Tours at eXplore Brown County Jun 01, 2018
Schools Out for Summer Celebration at eXplore Brown County Jun 02, 2018
I’m Proud to be an American, but Freedom Has A Price Month at eXplore Brown County Jul 01, 2018
Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot...at eXplore Brown County Aug 01, 2018
Zipper’s Kaleidoscope of Color at eXplore Brown County Sep 01, 2018
Zip on Zombies vs. the Adventure Heroes at eXplore Brown County Oct 05, 2018
Native American Heritage Month at eXplore Brown County Nov 02, 2018
Santa’s Zip N' Sip at eXplore Brown County Dec 01, 2018
Frigid Rogaine Jan 05, 2019
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Brown County Indiana: Escape Comes Naturally