Ziplines originally were invented for just two functions: sneaking hamburgers over the Berlin Wall and zazzing up presidential entrances to State of the Union addresses. Show up in style with this Groupon: for $35, you get a five zipline explorer canopy tour (a $75 value) from eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat in Nashville.
Featured on WTHR Channel 13, the aerial aficionados at eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat teach visitors the course's high-speed ropes before sending them careening above 500 acres of pristine hardwood forest. Zipline cables create an adrenaline-pumping web at heights of up to 70 feet where budding Tarzans can practice their best flying-squirrel impressions on ziplines 4–8. A harness double-clipped to a steel cable keeps guests safe as they leap to and from both elevated tree towers and grounded take-off platforms. Zipliners glide through a canopy of coniferous trees and take wing over a lake on runs that stretch up to 560 feet like an over-achieving yardstick. Indiana's tree-covered countryside reveals itself from below as adventurers cross along two cloud-touching suspension bridges and test Newton's theories during a tower rappel. Explore the FAQ page for more information on canopy tours.
eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat
Sprawling over 500 acres, eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat entertains guests with a swath of old-fashioned adventure in the middle of Indiana. Fourteen ziplines, two sky bridges, and a rappelling tower offer a bird's-eye view of the scenic forest year-round. As zipliners soar back and forth above land and lake, guides lead tours of ATV riders on off-road explorations below. The rhythmic cough of paintball guns echo through the trees as teams compete for dominance on one of 10 scenario fields, some of which feature crashed planes. After a day of fun, visitors retire to the climate controlled cabins or open campgrounds for a night spent in the embrace of Mother Nature.