Zip Line Craze Flies Through Brown County

Hoosiers Get 45 MPH Aerial Thrills

Zip-lining has quickly become the latest trend in central Indiana, with its popularity peaking during the Super Bowl celebration.

Although the zip line that was strung high above Super Bowl Village no longer exists, Hoosiers still have a chance to get aerial thrills in Brown County.

Gary Bartels with Explore Brown County said his zip line rides are worth the excitement, RTV6's Derrik Thomas reported.

"The zipline rides are affordable. The prices range from $35 to $75,” Bartels said. "People do it to relieve stress, escape reality, have fun with their families, make memories and do some team building. When you get a bunch of people on a platform, the interaction is very interesting to watch, and very fun.”

There are 13 different zip lines on the property, and some of the lines reach top speeds of 42 mph.

Anna Henline, 28, and David Holla, 25, decided to zip-line as part of a belated Valentine's Day gift.

“(I went) flying through the air without a care in the world. It's great,” Holla said.

"I wasn't sure how high it was going to be. I'm afraid of heights, but it wasn't as scary as I thought it was going to be," Henline said.

Explore Brown County is open year-round, and Bartels said he plans to add a faster zip line in March.

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