Tours

Tour your way through the hills o' Brown!

Explore Brown County one tour at a time! Don't just stop by for a quick visit, spend some time exploring our unique attractions. Learn about Brown County's past during history tours or savor the flavor during tours of our local breweries, wineries and distilleries. Enhance your visit and get the inside scoop on our one-of-a-kind attractions!

A Look Back in Time, Historical Walking Tour

A Look Back in Time, Historical Walking Tour

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

Due to COVID-19, Historical Walking Tours are discontinued for the remainder of 2020. 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 […]

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Back Roads Studio Tour

Back Roads Studio Tour

Every October, local Brown County artists come together to form the Back Roads of Brown County Studio Tour. This is your opportunity to visit artists at working studios – meet them, watch them work, explore their studios, and buy a wide variety of handmade work directly from the artists.   This event happens annually, October […]

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Bear Wallow Distillery

Bear Wallow Distillery

Address:4484 East State Road 46 , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-657-4923
Email:bearwallowdistillery@gmail.com
Website:https://www.bearwallowdistillery.com/

Bear Wallow Distillery, located in Gnaw Bone, is one of the first craft distilleries in Indiana! Using only locally-grown grains, Bear Wallow creates unique Indiana spirits in an old-fashioned copper pot still. Take a Farm-to-Fifth Tour and see how Bear Wallow’s handcrafted Indiana corn whiskey is made. Distillery Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – […]

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Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame Museum

Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame Museum

Address:5163 State Road 135 North , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-6422
Website:https://billmonroemusicpark.com

In 1984, the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame was created, with inductees being hand-picked by Monroe himself for their substantial and enduring bluegrass contributions.  In the winter of 2019, the museum was renovated – and they found even more memorabilia to display! The museum is adjacent to the camp store and gift shop. There […]

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Brown County Carriages

Brown County Carriages

Address:Corner of Franklin Street and Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-327-7457 | 765-516-4865
Website:https://www.facebook.com/browncountycarriages

Slow down and enjoy life…at the pace of a horse! Brown County Carriages offers a unique way to see historic downtown Nashville. Carriages accommodate 4-6 adults and are pulled by beautiful draft horses. Board at the corner of Franklin and Van Buren Streets next to Artist Colony Inn. Cash only. Friday through Sunday, April through […]

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Brown County History Center

Brown County History Center

Address:90 East Gould Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-2899
Email:director@browncountyhistorycenter.org
Website:https://www.browncountyhistorycenter.org/

Learn what makes Brown County so fascinating at the Brown County History Center! Located just northeast of the Courthouse, the History Center welcomes visitors with a wide front porch and rustic charm. There are exhibit halls, a reconstructed log cabin room with a fireplace, gift shop, and environmentally-controlled areas for the collection and archive of […]

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Brown County State Park Tour

Brown County State Park Tour

Address:Brown County State Park Nature Center , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-5240
Email:phaulter@dnr.in.gov
Website:https://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2988.htm

Enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful Brown County State Park! Motorcoach only! Embark on a tour of Indiana’s largest state park. A step-on guide will board your motorcoach as you travel through miles of twists and turns, hills and valleys with stunning, scenic overlooks. You may even catch a glimpse of a deer, wild […]

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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:https://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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Hard Truth Hills

Hard Truth Hills

Address:418 Old State Road 46 , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-720-4840
Email:hardtruthhills@bwqoht.com
Website:https://hardtruthhills.com

Hard Truth Hills’ 325-acres of wooded scenery is more than just a home for Hard Truth Distilling Co., it’s also an incredible destination for friends, fans, and folks who are interested in the Big Woods/Hard Truth/Quaff ON! Brewing brands. Welcome Center The Welcome Center is open for tours and tastings, or grab a seat at […]

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Indiana Raptor Center

Indiana Raptor Center

Phone:812-988-8990
Website:https://indianaraptorcenter.org/

Indiana Raptor Center’s mission is rehabilitation, education and conservation. Besides being a working raptor hospital, the Indiana Raptor Center is a space for education too! Dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned birds of prey (hawks, owls, eagles, falcons, and vultures), the Raptor Center’s goal is returning these birds to the wild. […]

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IndiGo Birding Nature Tours

IndiGo Birding Nature Tours

Phone:812-679-8978
Email:david@indigobirding.com
Website:https://indigobirding.com/

Enjoy guided kayak tours, birding walks, and hikes with IndiGo Birding Nature Tours! Guide David Rupp provides relaxing excursions to some of Brown County’s most beautiful locations, including Yellowwood Lake, Monroe Lake, and other hidden preserves away from the crowds. Everything you need will be provided, from kayaks and life jackets to binoculars and snacks. […]

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Most High Adventure

Most High Adventure

Phone:812-340-0700
Email:info@mosthighadventure.com
Website:https://soilandwater.com/mosthigh/

Experience Brown County from a whole new perspective with Most High Adventure Outfitters! Most High offers guided and self guided wilderness canoe and kayak tours with top quality gear. See local wildlife as you paddle along wilderness refuges and the backwaters of Brown County! Most High also offers guided and self guided mountain bike trips […]

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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
Website:https://www.facebook.com/Nashvilleexpresshistoricaltours/

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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Pioneer Village

Pioneer Village

Address:Museum Lane , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-2899
Website:https://www.browncountyhistorycenter.org/pioneer-village.html

Trek around the Pioneer Village and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another century! Located on Old School Lane, just east of the Courthouse, is a neat little pocket of fun waiting to be discovered. Great for families and anyone who likes old-timey things, the Pioneer Village is home to a two-story 1879 log […]

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Quaff On! Tours

Quaff On! Tours

Address:1934 N State Road 135 , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-6006
Website:https://www.quaffon.com

Quaff On! Brewing Co. opens its doors to the public on the third Saturday of the month to offer a limited release of a Woods Abide Barrel-Aged Beer. Each month, there will be a new varient of Quaff On!’s popular barrel-aged beer in limited production runs. While at the releases you’ll be able to take […]

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Sippin’ Trip

Sippin’ Trip

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

Due to COVID-19, Brown County Sippin’ Trip tours are discontinued for the remainder of 2020.   Get ready for a unique excursion to the diverse artisan wineries, breweries, and distilleries around Brown County! The Sippin’ Trip will treat your taste buds to some of Brown County’s best beverages. From mouthwatering moonshine and delicious craft beer […]

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TC Steele State Historic Site

TC Steele State Historic Site

Address:4220 TC Steele Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-2785
Email:tcsteeleshs@indianamuseum.org
Website:https://www.indianamuseum.org/t-c-steele-state-historic-site

Discover this hidden gem of Brown County! Attracted by its natural beauty, famed Hoosier Group impressionist artist Theodore C. Steele (1847-1926) was the first major artist to settle in Brown County, now the “Art Colony of the Midwest”. The TC Steele State Historic Site offers regularly scheduled tours year round of Steele’s painting-filled studio and […]

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Zoo’Opolis Exotic Petting World

Zoo’Opolis Exotic Petting World

Address:5718 State Road 46 West , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-764-4980
Email:zoo_opolis@yahoo.com
Website:https://www.zoo-opolisexoticpettingworld.com/

Looking for a special animal encounter? Zoo’Opolis Exotic Petting World offers a unique experience for every age. With over 100 animals and over 40 species, Zoo’Opolis has tons of critters to play with, learn about, feed, and snap a pic with! Both indoors and outdoors, you’ll be able to step straight into these animals’ habitats. […]

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