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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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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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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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Heritage Candy Store

Heritage Candy Store

Address:41 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-200-1077

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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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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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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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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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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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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