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eXplore Brown County - 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

June 18, 2014

It’s A Big Deal….2014 Certificate of Excellence
eXplore BROWN COUNTY ADVENTURE CENTER at Valley Branch Retreat

Voted the #1 Activity in Brown County by over 350 TripAdvisor Reviewers, once again, eXplore Brown County Adventure Center in Nashville IN. has been awarded Trip Advisor’s AWARD OF EXCELLENCE. With 350 Excellent reviews. eXplore Brown County boosts Indiana's longest, fastest, tallest dual racing zip lines. Providing ATV and 4 Wheel Drive Hill Climb Buggies, riders explore over 1,000 acres of Brown County's rugged terrain. eXplore Brown County is the home to over 80 acres of Paintball fun. While camping cabins, camp sites and the conference and wedding hall make eXplore Brown County an adventure destination.
Quoting the award: “Trip Advisor would like to congratulate eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat on being awarded the 2014 Award of Excellence, signifying that it has consistently earned outstanding feedback from TripAdvisor travelers. This prestigious award is based on the quality of reviews and opinions you have earned on TripAdvisor over the past year.” Winners of the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website, with only the top 10 percent receiving the prestigious award.
Better still… eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat has received the Award of Excellence for 3 consecutive years, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
The Certificate of Excellence award is given to outstanding hospitality businesses that have received praise and recognition in reviews by TripAdvisor travelers. Winners of the award range from one-room bed and breakfasts to 6,000-room hotels, from bakeries to Michelin star restaurants and hidden attractions to world-renowned parks and museums. "We're delighted to celebrate the success of hospitality businesses around the world, from Auckland to San Francisco, Hong Kong to Paris, which are consistently offering travelers an outstanding customer experience," said Stephen Kaufer, president and CEO, TripAdvisor. "The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers." TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site, announced the 2014 Certificate of Excellence award recipients now in its third year. The award celebrates hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

Please visit us at:

Patricia Rhoden Bartels
eXplore Brown County

2620 Valley Branch Rd.

Nashville, Indiana 47448


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