Things to do for Active Kids

eXplore Brown County Nashville

Where is it at?

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eXplore Brown County
2620 Valley Branch Road
Nashville
IN
47448
Tel: 812-988-7750

Directions

Directions from Indianapolis, IN: Get onto I-65 and head south towards Louisville. Take exit 68 and merge onto IN-46 W toward Nashville/Bloomington. Head west 10.7 miles, turn left on Mount Liberty Road and go approximately .04 miles to the Y in the road, veering right on Valley Branch Road. Stay straight on Valley Branch Road for 2 miles, eXplore Brown County will be on your right. Approximately 1 hour travel time.

Where are we going today?

If you LOVE outdoor adventure, then you might want to keep reading! Hidden in the Indiana wilderness is eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat, located in - yep - Brown County!

eXplore Brown County is an incredible collection of outdoor activities for those active families. In fact they have 500 acres of adventure - year around!

You're going to be exhausted just by our list of all the fun things to do at eXplore Brown County - are you ready!

How about we start with those zip lines? There are not one, but FIFTEEN world class zip lines where you can soar over a mile of cable, of varying heights. You can soar through the treetops, and even over lakes and hollows! 

We won't describe The Screamer zip line to you...we'll just let you experience it for yourselves!

Feeling creative? How about painting? Well, when we say painting, we really mean painting your opponents when you fire on them in Paintball!

This game of marksmanship and strategy gives kids combat style fun with a specially designed air-powered gun filled with paint filled balls. Team sizes can vary - from 3 to 50 but you still need to work as a team to our score your opponents! 

Brown County is an amazing place to explore, and what better way to do it than ATV ! There are a number of tours you can do, included a historic guided tour. Whether its snow, rain, or dry...these are powerful vehicles that can handle anything!

To round it all up, how about some pretty awesome mountain biking! Are you up for the challenge!?

At eXplore Brown County you can extend your adventure, and stay in one of our rustic camping cabins, all with heat and AC. The campground features primitive and full-hook up sites. Rowboats and canoes are available to rent on our 4 acre fishing lake.

Who's up for the adventure now! HANDS UP!

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsPricing per activity varies ($ 4.00 - $80.00)
  • ChildrenSame as adult
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Activities have different times so call to check

Year Round

Teachers corner

Their activities have some amazing team building results for students, including enchanting motivation, morale boosting, learning personal strengths and weaknesses, and working as a team. Plus it keep them active!.

I'm Hungry!

It's best to bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy!.

Healthy Eating!

Make sure you bring healthy snacks and bottled water - you will need it!.

Any Top Tips?

If you're going in summer, be sure to take hats and sun cream .

Doing our bit

They are working with 2 schools in Columbus and Madison to design their next Super Hero Zip through applications of Physics and Mathematics as well as addressing environmental concerns. Great for the students!.

Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs, just give them a call to see how they can assist you .

Can I get one of those?

Can you have an amazing time? Yes you can!.

More information

They have RV, campers and tent sites - great for all camping styles! Some have full hook up too.

What people are saying?

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    My daughter and I had the best time on the Ziplines. We will definitely make another trip to eXplore Brown County to do it again. Thank you Danger and Laurie for a great adventure!!!

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    Recently DJ'd a wedding at this location! What a great place! Can't wait to bring my family here for a little fun this fall!

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    My19 year old daughter and I had a wonderful-thrilling adventure today going zip lining with Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat! The staff was very fun and took great care of us. There were two staff members with our group. One goes first to make sure they help you when you land, the other helps you take off from each zip line. They do all the hooking and unhooking the whole time, so you can just relax and enjoy the day - no work at all just all the fun!

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    We had 4 in our group and we took the big zipline tour. We had such a great time, the zip leaders were awesome and so friendly. By the end of the tour I felt like I knew everyone else on the tour and they knew me. Deffinately worth the trip!

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    We were just thrilled with the entire experience. My husband, 14 year old daughter and I took the canopy tour in Mid October. The views were amazing - and the bonding experience a delight. We are still telling folks about it two weeks later. I personally think the human experience can make or break any experience and all I can say is WOW to that aspect. Joy and Drew were like family! They were the sweetest and friendliest guides imaginable. Even when they had to crawl out and "recover" my daughter and I on the first run they were...Read More

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by Tammy Carper

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We were just thrilled with the entire experience. My husband, 14 year old daughter and I took the canopy tour in Mid October. The views were amazing - and the bonding experience a delight. We are still telling folks about it two weeks later. I personally think the human experience can make or break any experience and all I can say is WOW to that aspect. Joy and Drew were like family! They were the sweetest and friendliest guides imaginable. Even when they had to crawl out and "recover" my daughter and I on the first run they were all smiles. I'd strongly encourage this experience for all ages and groups... but this made for a great family experience! On the first run of the canopy tour -- don't forget to grab the red rope! LOL : )

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