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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!

Brown County Parks and Recreation/Deer Run Park

Brown County Parks and Recreation/Deer Run Park

Address:1001 Deer Run Lane , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-5522
Email:rudda@browncounty-in.us
Website:http://bcparksrec.com

Have some fun at Deer Run Park! Owned and operated by Brown County Parks & Recreation, Deer Run Park has tons of facilities and activities available including: Baseball and Softball Fields Basketball Court Community Garden Fishing in Salt Creek (license required) Grills Open Fields for All Sports Picnic Tables Playground Soccer Fields Shelter House (reservations […]

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Salt Creek Trail

Salt Creek Trail

Address:105 Willow St , Nashville, IN 47448

The Salt Creek Trail is a paved .75 mile trail beginning at the Brown County YMCA and ending near the CVS parking lot. It is open daily from dawn until dusk. The path takes you over the creek and under a bridge so you can experience the outdoorsy side of Brown County while being close […]

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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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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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Village Green Playscape

Village Green Playscape

Address:45 South Jefferson Street , Nashville, IN 47448

Take a break from the shops and check out the Village Green Playscape (corner of Main and Jefferson Streets)! Sit down for a quick game of checkers, climb on the wood logs, tinker with the sensory gate…all things there are interactive and Brown County-made!

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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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