Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where is the closest public restroom?

A. There are four public restrooms located in the village, listed below. The best way to find the restrooms is by downloading our app on your mobile device.

  1. Mound Street: open seven days a week
  2. Village Green: open seven days a week
  3. School House Lane: open seven days a week
  4. The Courthouse: open M-F 8am-4pm

Q. What time are most stores open?

A. Typically most stores are open 10:00am-5:00pm, however on the weekends and in the fall some stores will stay open later. Most of the stores will be open year round. The shops are individually owned and operated, so we cannot make any guarantees.

Q. Where is the best place to eat?

A. Brown County has an abundance of great food and you can find options here. The Visitors Center has a book full of the menus from the restaurants. While you're in town you can view the book and see what every restaurant has to offer.

Q. What is going on while I’m here?

A. Check out our online events calendar here, or browse through some of Brown County's annual events here.

Check out what's happening on the go by downloading our app on your mobile device!

Q. What activities are there to do when I'm done shopping?

A. There is a wide range of activities to do while visiting us

  1. Fishing
  2. Golfing
  3. Ziplining
  4. Hiking
  5. Mountain Biking
  6. Visit the local sports bars, breweries, wineries or distilleries 
  7. Take Old Time Photos
  8. Visit our Things to Do page for endless options!

Q. What do I do on a rainy day?

A. There are entertainment venues and attractions located around Brown County. Check out the Things to Do page to find out more or take a look at our Rainy Day Trip Idea.

Q. Where can I park?

A. For free: parking lot at the end of Washington St. (West of Van Buren), parking lot behind Subway on Pat Reilly Dr.  Street parking is free as well.  For a small fee: there are small parking lots scattered through the Village of Nashville (it usually starts at $4 to park).

Q.  Are there any places to stay that are pet friendly?

A.   Yes.  Click here to view the pet friendly places to stay in Brown County.

Q. Are you closed during the winter?

A.   Absolutely not.  There are 5 hotels with indoor pools and some with spas and an indoor water park.  Many outdoor activities still go on during the winter, plays will be showing, shops and restaurants will still be open as well.

Q. What about holidays?

A.   A lot of shops will stay open on the holidays or shorten their hours, and some close.  Some restaurants offer special holiday meals or buffets. On major holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving day, most shops will be closed. We suggest you call ahead to your favorite places to check before you visit.

Still have questions? Call the Visitors Center at 812.988.7303 or contact us here!

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Brown County, Indiana

No matter what you’re looking for, escape comes naturally in Brown County. Eclectic boutiques and galleries, breathtaking scenery, welcoming accommodations, and endless outdoor adventures await in one of America’s original artists’ colonies. From art to the great outdoors, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, and for most, it’s only a short drive away. Unplug from daily life and reconnect with one another as you experience the rustic beauty and artisanal charm of Brown County. Plan your escape today…you’ll be glad you did.

Brown County Indiana: Escape Comes Naturally