Nashville, Indiana

We went to Nashville! No, the other Nashville.

Nashville is a quaint, little art town in Brown County Indiana. This was my birthday trip. I hadn’t visited since I was a child. I had fond memories of this town and wanted to share new memories here with my family. We parked and walked around town all day. We started off with a little window shopping and browsing through shops.

We enjoyed a show at Melchior Marionette Theatre. This little place is so cute! It’s cheap, clean family fun. The people that perform here are friendly and extremely passionate. The shows are not very long and run multiple times a day.

After the show, we wandered around town for a while. This town has so many little shops and galleries that you could easily spend an entire weekend looking through them. We don’t typically buy souvenirs. We do occasionally buy things that add value to our lives while traveling. On this trip, we bought five things. Isabella got a wooden doll set that she has had loads of fun playing with. They were from a free trade shop on the main road. I found a dragonfly necklace that I knew my mother would adore so I put it up for a Christmas gift. We also bought two small paintings. I am originally from Indiana and the paintings remind me of my childhood home. Ivy picked out an addition to her rock collection.

We stopped for lunch at Big Woods Pizza. This place was packed. The outdoor heaters were nice while waiting on the porch for a table. The atmosphere was amazingly rustic, feeling like a mix between a bar and a cabin. We had cheesy bread for an appetizer. We decided on “The Big Woods” pizza. It has pork sausage, roasted garlic, asiago, and mozzarella cheese with marinara sauce. It was hearty and delicious. We were hungry so I didn’t get the best picture.

After thoroughly stuffing ourselves, we continued our meandering around town. We visited a shop full of rocks with a big pile of geodes. Ivy is a huge fan and found a small piece of a meteor to add to her collection. We slowly browsed through a few more places before finding our way to The Candy Dish. Isabella was in heaven. It took her ages to decide on the perfect piece. She finally chose a white chocolate covered marshmallow.

We started making our way back to our car after this, still browsing along the way. That’s when we came across House of Jerky. This place was exactly what you are imagining. We were delighted to find how many types of jerky there were here. Ivy tried kangaroo. I loved the teriyaki beef. Michael likes all kinds of jerky. He chose a beef stick and venison. He also sampled everything they let him and our picks.

We were parked near the Nashville General Store and Bakery. We knew we wanted to check this place out before leaving town. We looked around the many areas of this eclectic little shop for ages. We also had their famous fried biscuits in lieu of dinner because we were still too full from that huge pizza.

Seriously people, look at these fried biscuits! I didn’t even mention the best part. That little cup is full of the best apple butter I have ever eaten. I would never have thought to put these two things together but it is pure magic! I can see why people visit just for these. I would happily go back to eat them again.

Next, we went on a little out of the way trip to find something I found online. There is a historical stone head near Nashville, Indiana. It was a mile marker and has stood since the 1800’s. We drove down some curvy country roads as sunset was steadily approaching looking for it. We honestly weren’t sure if we would be able to find it but we did and it was awesome! That concludes our trip to Nashville, Indiana. It is a beautiful place, full of art and surrounded by trees. If you ever have the chance to visit, I suggest you do.

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