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Exploring, Dining & Shopping in Brown County

Artists Colony Inn & Restaurant

Day One

You’ll want to make sure you are fueled up for a day of exploring and shopping. Stop by the Daily Grind for a cup of coffee and quick breakfast to help energize!

Hop on the Nashville Express to tour the village and learn its history. Afterwards, stroll around the village and take in the numerous shops, studios, public art pieces, and galleries. If you’re lucky, you might see glass being blown or a statue being carved by chainsaw!

Have you worked up an appetite? Head to Big Woods Pizza and sit on the patio while enjoying one of their microbrews, or visit the Farmhouse Café to dine on fresh salads inside a restored farmhouse.

Ease into the evening with a wine tasting at the Brown County Winery Tasting Room. Afterwards, walk around town and listen to great local music offered throughout the Village. Looking for a place to rest your head? Brown County offers unique lodging opportunities including scenic campsites, rustic cabins, and even te-pees

Day Two

Enjoy a hearty, home-made breakfast at Muddy Boots Café where you are surrounded by local artwork. Don’t forget to grab a lavender lemonade to go!

Visit the Brown County State Park for a picnic at one of the many scenic vistas. Didn’t bring a lunch? The Little Gem Restaurant is located within the State Park and features many “Hoosier Classics.”  After lunch take a hike or mountain bike through the woods on one of the various trails.  

If you haven’t had enough adventure, eXplore Brown County offers the fastest, tallest, and longest zip lines in Indiana! eXplore also offers ATV and Buggy tours through pioneer home sites, Indian campgrounds, creek beds, and deep valleys.

For dinner try the historic Hobnob Corner Restaurant’s “After Five Specials,” or if you’re in the mood for dinner and a show, visit The Artists Colony Inn for Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre!

Top off the night with a show at the Brown County Playhouse. For over 50 years the Playhouse has brought live music and theatre, the latest films, and comedy to Brown County.