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So Much To Do!

Get the whole family in on the fun! There's a slew of interactive activities for everyone in Brown County, take a pony ride or horseback ride, zip line across beautiful hollers and hills, or you can even go gem mining! Activities, shopping, menus, and demonstrations... kids will love it all!

A Look Back in Time, Walking Village History Tour

A Look Back in Time, Walking Village History Tour

Address:211 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-7303
Email:visitorscenter@browncounty.com

Learn the fascinating history of Brown County during this guided, walking tour through the Village! This tour begins and ends at the Visitors Center and includes the local natural history of the land, peoples, industry, and founding of the art colony. The stroll includes up to five rest stops and progresses from the oldest settlement […]

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Artists Colony Restaurant

Artists Colony Restaurant

Address:105 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:800-737-0255
Email:reservations@artistscolonyinn.com
Website:http://www.artistscolonyinn.com/restaurant

Enjoy a delicious meal in an early colonial setting, cultivated by warm colors, soft lighting, and terrific service. Enjoy a wide variety of delightful entrees, homemade soups, desserts, and the restaurant’s famous sweet potato fries. During warm weather months, front and side porches are open for dining, providing a scenic view of the bustling Village […]

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Big Woods Pizza Company

Big Woods Pizza Company

Address:44 North Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-6004
Email:chris@bigwoodsbeer.com
Website:http://www.bigwoodsrestaurants.com/

Kick back and relax at Big Woods Pizza! This fun and family-friendly hotspot offers artisan pizza, mouthwatering salads, and Big Woods’ famous handcrafted micro-brews. Using fresh ingredients, cutting edge recipes, and a respect for traditions of the world’s great pizzerias, there’s no better place to be than Big Woods Pizza. And there’s no other pizzeria […]

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Brown County Playhouse

Brown County Playhouse

Address:70 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-6555
Email:info@browncountyplayhouse.org
Website:http://www.browncountyplayhouse.org

Looking for some live entertainment? Check out the one and only Brown County Playhouse, a hit venue since 1949! Offering a diverse program of live theater, concerts, movies, and special events year-round, the over 400-seat Playhouse is a Brown County gem you shouldn’t miss! Tickets can be purchased at the box office on Thursday, Friday, […]

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Brown County Rock Shop

Brown County Rock Shop

Address:69 North Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-2422
Email:office@visitbrowncounty.com
Website:http://www.visitbrowncounty.com/rockshop.asp

Stop by the region’s best rock and fossil shop, with specimens from around the world…and a few from outer space! The Brown County Rock Shop also has a fun and unique gem mine attraction, Copperhead Creek, that sits just outside of the shop. Pan (or swing in the shop) for gems, minerals, fossils, and arrowheads!

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Brown County State Park

Brown County State Park

Address:Brown County State Park 1810 State Road 46 East, Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-6406
Website:http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2988.htm

Experience Indiana’s largest state park! Nicknamed the “Little Smokies” because of the area’s resemblance to the Great Smoky Mountains, Brown County State Park encompasses nearly 16,000-acres of rugged hills, ridges, and fog-shrouded ravines. The Brown County State Park is a traditional fall color hot spot, with nearly 20-miles of tree-lined roads and many scenic vistas […]

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Brown County State Park Nature Center

Brown County State Park Nature Center

Address:Brown County State Park 1810 State Road 46 East, Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-5240
Website:http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/3301.htm

Stop by the Brown County State Park Nature Center! Housing many interactive exhibits, a bird watching room, gardening exhibits, and other informative displays, the Nature Center is the place to go to get the inside scoop on the outdoors. The Nature Center also offers interpretive naturalist services and programs year-round, such as guided hikes, history […]

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Candy Dish

Candy Dish

Address:61 West Main Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-7606
Website:http://candy-dish.com%20

A Nashville tradition since 1977, the Candy Dish is still making fudge and candies the old-fashioned way, using only the finest ingredients! Stop by for homemade fudge, handmade chocolates, award-winning caramels, 50 flavors of taffy, and more. Many candies are still made from old family recipes and fudge samples are always available.

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Candy Emporium

Candy Emporium

Address:58 West Main Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-1488
Email:info@thecandyemporium.com
Website:http://thecandyemporium.com/

While candy is of course the Candy Emporium’s main offering, there’s so much more to be discovered. Since 1996, the Candy Emporium has been serving up fine chocolates, chocolate covered fruits and nuts, cordials, delicious truffles, loads of gummies, Jelly Belly items, licorice, Plyley’s Hard Candies, old-fashioned candies, and imported candy bars and cookies. There’s […]

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Carmel Corn Cottage

Carmel Corn Cottage

Address:82 North Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-6011
Email:riss777@aol.com
Website:http://carmelcorncottage.com/

Check out the Carmel Corn Cottage…the charming little red and white shop at the north end of Nashville! The delicious aroma of caramel cooking and the lively music playing is sure to draw you inside. One of the friendliest shops in the Village, there’s a large selection of snacks. From popcorn and caramel apples to […]

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Copperhead Creek Gem Mine

Copperhead Creek Gem Mine

Address:79 North Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-2422
Email:office@visitbrowncounty.com
Website:http://www.visitbrowncounty.com/mine.asp

Fun for all ages, check out Copperhead Creek Gem Mine! You don’t have to go out in the middle of nowhere or stand in a creek to mine for treasures…you can do it in the heart of the Village of Nashville. Take a seat at the flowing water sluice, pour a little dirt into your […]

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Darlene’s at Hotel Nashville

Darlene’s at Hotel Nashville

Address:245 North Jefferson Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-8400
Email:kault@hotelnashville.com
Website:http://www.hotelnashville.com/dining.cfm

Darlene’s offers a casual, yet elegant dining setting that is sure to please! From top Angus beef, chicken, lobster, and seafood for hearty appetites to light dining fare featuring pasta and salads, the menu is chock full of delightful dishes. Chef’s specials, homemade soups, and homemade desserts also are available. Darlene’s bar offers full cocktail […]

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eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat

eXplore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat

Address:2620 Valley Branch Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-7750
Email:info@explorebrowncounty.com
Website:http://explorebrowncounty.com/

A true adventure center, head to eXplore Brown County for some thrilling outdoor fun! Located in historic, scenic southern Brown County, eXplore BC offers over 1,000-acres of year-round adventure. Home of the tallest, longest, and fastest zip lines in Brown County, these 15 world class lines are sure to leave you feeling exhilarated! eXplore Brown […]

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Fearrin’s Ice Cream & Yogurt Depot

Fearrin’s Ice Cream & Yogurt Depot

Address:95 South Van Buren Street, , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-7677
Email:fearrindepot@gmail.com
Website:http://fearrinsdepot.com/

Established in 1990, Fearrin’s Ice Cream has been serving up delicious ice cream for nearly 30 years! Dig in to unique flavors of both ice cream and frozen yogurt. Be sure to try a signature ice cream cookie sandwich or sundae too! Pretty soon you’ll know why everyone loves Fearrin’s!

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Gold Panning at Gatesville Country Store

Gold Panning at Gatesville Country Store

Address:4525 Salt Creek Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-0788
Website:http://www.facebook.com/Gatesville-Country-Store-121307817918511/

Gatesville Country Store is a little old-school and a whole lot of authentic Americana! Go on an adventure as you pan for gold in Salt Creek right behind the store. Who knows…maybe you’ll strike it rich!

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Harvest Dining Room at Brown County Inn

Harvest Dining Room at Brown County Inn

Address:51 State Road 46 East , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:800-772-5249
Email:info@browncountyinn.com
Website:http://www.browncountyinn.com

A great place to enjoy a delicious meal, Brown County Inn’s Harvest Dining Room is the place to be! From hot and hearty breakfast items to high-quality, signature brunch and dinner entrees, the Harvest Dining Room boasts a menu of wide variety. Using fresh ingredients from its own garden and top-notch local products, your taste […]

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Heritage Candy Store

Heritage Candy Store

Address:41 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-8745

A Brown County tradition since 1973, check out the Heritage Candy Store! From milk chocolate to peanut butter and everything in between, the Heritage Candy Store carries the best old-fashioned fudge around, along with all the candies you loved as a child!

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Hillbilly Footwash

Hillbilly Footwash

Address:67 West Franklin Street Unit 8, Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-720-7055
Email:hillbillyfootwash@gmail.com
Website:http://www.hillbillyfootwash.com

Only in Brown County will you find something as original as the Hillbilly Footwash! Take a break from shopping in the Village or soak your feet after a hike in the State Park…regardless of what brings you to the Hillbilly Footwash, you’re guaranteed to love it! From its plunger cup holders and barrel-style foot tubs […]

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Hobnob Corner Restaurant

Hobnob Corner Restaurant

Address:17 West Main Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-4114
Email:info@hobnobcornerrestaurant.com
Website:http://hobnobcornerrestaurant.com

The Hobnob Corner Restaurant has served as a meeting place for tourists and locals alike for decades. Its prime location in the heart of Nashville, interesting menu, and good service has made the Hobnob a success…and a Brown County mainstay! Housed in the oldest commercial building in town, step back in time and enjoy a […]

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Holler Hoppin’ Zip Lines

Holler Hoppin’ Zip Lines

Address:1292 State Road 135 South , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-0085
Email:info@rawhideranchusa.com
Website:http://www.rawhideranchusa.com/zip-lines-brown-county.php

Looking for a fun adventure? Check out Holler Hoppin’ Zip Lines at the one-of-a-kind Rawhide Ranch! Holler Hoppin’ is made up of six zip lines for an approximate hour and a half tour through the scenic woods of Brown County. The perfect blend of thrilling zip lines with an energetic and engaging staff, Holler Hoppin’ […]

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Ice Cream Cottage

Ice Cream Cottage

Address:79 North Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-7395
Website:http://www.facebook.com/The-Ice-Cream-Cottage-390295715883/

Everything you need—food, drink, and dessert—all in one building! Serving up delectable ice cream, as well as a variety of food items since 1998, the Ice Cream Cottage has some of the best prices in town and the friendliest staff! Go ahead…treat yourself to a sweet at the Ice Cream Cottage!

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Little Gem Restaurant, Abe Martin Lodge

Little Gem Restaurant, Abe Martin Lodge

Address:Brown County State Park State Road 46 East, Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:877-563-4371
Email:mmyers@dnr.in.gov
Website:http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/inns/abe/dining.html

With its rustic charm and quaint elegance, the Little Gem Restaurant is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and enjoy a delicious meal! Choose a good ol’ Hoosier classic or treat yourself to a buffet. The outdoor patio seating offers spectacular views of the park and there are delicious specialty buffets every weekend. The […]

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Melchior Marionette Theatre

Melchior Marionette Theatre

Address:78 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:317-535-4853
Email:melchiorpearson@gmail.com
Website:http://melchiormarionettes.com

Since 1983, The Melchior Marionette Theatre has performed for tourists, senior groups, reunions and scouts in its intimate and quaint outdoor theatre in downtown Nashville. The handcrafted and half life-size marionettes have been seen in Mexico, China, Italy, Germany and throughout the Midwest. Be sure to check out the marionette’s 20 minute musical revues…great for […]

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Nashville Express Tour Trains

Nashville Express Tour Trains

Address:95 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-6690

All aboard! A Brown County staple for nearly four decades, the Nashville Express is the perfect way to take in all the sights. Simply sit back and relax on the 2.5 mile, 25 minute long scenic tour of Nashville, complete with a brief history lesson from the conductor. Offered May through October, board the train […]

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Nashville Fudge Kitchen

Nashville Fudge Kitchen

Address:175 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-0709
Email:debbie@nashvillefudgekitchen.com
Website:http://www.nashvillefudgekitchen.com

This is one shop that’s bursting with flavors! An old-fashioned candy store loaded with all your favorite treats, the Nashville Fudge Kitchen has the largest selection of fudge, popcorn, candies, ice cream, and gelato in Brown County! Watch as creamy fudge is made in front of you, cooked and hand-paddled on a thick marble table. […]

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Out of the Ordinary

Out of the Ordinary

Address:61 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-778-9730
Website:http://www.outoftheo.com

A family-friendly restaurant open year-round, Out of the Ordinary definitely lives up to its name! Serving homemade specialties, the portions are as big as its employees’ spirits. Begin with a selection of starters, enjoy a monster-sized salad, soup of the day, mouthwatering sandwich, or indulge in a house dinner specialty after 5 p.m. From beloved […]

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Rich Hill’s Magic & Fun Emporium

Rich Hill’s Magic & Fun Emporium

Address:Antique Alley 75 South Jefferson Street, Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-720-7029
Email:richhillmagic@icloud.com
Website:http://www.richhillsillusionshop.com

Stop by Nashville’s only magic shop! Get everything from jokes, pranks, and juggling supplies to magic equipment and tricks of all kinds for beginners, intermediate and advance magicians. Learn about the art of magic and illusion and even see some tricks demonstrated in the store! Group classes and one-on-one instruction available.

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Schooner Valley Stables

Schooner Valley Stables

Address:2282 State Road 46 West , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-2859
Email:schoonervalleystables@gmail.com
Website:http://www.schoonervalleystables.com

There’s no way better to get out and explore Brown County than on the back of a horse! Take in the natural beauty of the forest and have a little fun…no cowboy boots necessary! Whether you are a greenhorn or an experienced rider, Schooner Valley Stables has a horse that will suit your needs. Schooner […]

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Shireman Homestead

Shireman Homestead

Address:7060 West 200 North , Columbus, IN 47201
Phone:812-327-2946
Email:shireman3@att.net
Website:http://shiremanhomestead.com

Enjoy a day of fun at the farm with a wagon ride to a mine camp from the past, hang out with some furry barn animals, have a picnic…there are so many things to do at Shireman Homestead! Take a tour of the farm and see the barn that was built in 1913. Riding and wagon […]

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The Seasons Lodge Dining Room

The Seasons Lodge Dining Room

Address:560 East State Road 46 , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-2284
Email:info@seasonslodge.com
Website:http://www.seasonslodge.com

Overlooking the hills of Brown County, The Seasons Lodge Dining Room offers exceptional dining and scenic views. Featuring Hoosier specialties prepared with old-fashioned care, the menu includes beef, chicken, pork, seafood, and vegetarian selections, as well as sandwiches, salad bar, and of course, fried biscuits and apple butter! There is something sure to please every […]

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Toy Chest

Toy Chest

Address:125 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-2817
Email:info@browncountytoychest.com
Website:http://www.browncountytoychest.com/

While other shops might sell toys, the Toy Chest is the only official toy store in town! You’re sure to find the perfect item for the little kiddo (or big kid) in your life. You’re never too old for the Toy Chest. Believe in the power of play and head to the Toy Chest for […]

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Yellowwood State Forest

Yellowwood State Forest

Address:772 South Yellowwood Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-7945
Website:http://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/4817.htm

Yellowwood State Forest is located 7 miles west of Nashville and 10 miles east of Bloomington, just north of State Road 46. The forest’s 23,326 acres offer many recreation opportunities for people of all ages and skill levels. With three pristine lakes, hiking, horse trails, abundant wildlife, and primitive overnight campsites, Yellowwood has everything to […]

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Yesteryear Old Time Photo

Yesteryear Old Time Photo

Address:145 South Jefferson Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-7305

For a fun time, be sure to swing by Yesteryear Old Time Photo! From the wild wild west and the roaring 20s to elegance and prairie costumes, Yesteryear has costumes for all ages and sizes. Great for bachelor, bachelorette, wedding, birthday parties, families and more!

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