This was Named the Best Must-Visit Small Town in Indiana
One website recently named the best small town in each state. Can you guess which town was chosen for Indiana?
Indiana is full of a lot of great small towns. As someone who is from a small town in Indiana, I am proud of where I come from. Boonville, Indiana is a great place to raise a family and to call home. I don't care what anyone says. If you have ever traveled through some of these small towns in Indiana, most of these little towns in the state are quite charming. There's so much hometown pride in these small towns. Now, recently there was a list of the worst small towns in Indiana that we covered. Today, we will discover what small town has been named the best in the state.
Recently, the website, Thrillist shared a list of what they believe are the best small towns in America that are a "must visit". This is how Thrillist came to their conclusions:
We looked from coast to coast at villages, townships, and even islands, where the living is easy and the pace reliably slow. These spots are rich in comfort food and craft brews, music and artists, natural attractions and quirky roadside stops, and, best of all, free from big city distractions and crowds.
Of course, what qualifies as “small” is relevant (it’s often defined as a population of less than 5,000, but this can seem like a big city in some states or a hamlet in others). But all of these towns offer the same thing—a respite from big-city life, and, often, a gateway to outdoor adventure (which is why road tripping is part of the fun of getting here).
So, what small town was named the best in Indiana? Let's find out!
The Best Must-Visit Small Town in Indiana
Thrillist named Nashville as the best must-visit small town in Indiana. Nashville, Indiana is a beautiful, small town that is great to visit any time of year but it's especially a sight to see during the fall. Here's what Thrillist had to say about Nashville:
It’s the art, not the music, that defines Indiana’s Nashville. This tiny town near Bloomington was home to American impressionist painter T.C. Steele, who settled here in 1907. His home is a fascinating walk through his life, art studio, and wife’s well-kept garden. Be sure to visit the Brown County Art Gallery, the original artist collective where independent artists still work and sell Hoosier-made paintings (albeit for a hefty price). If you’re looking for a thrill, stay outside of town at the somewhat creepy Story Inn. One of the rooms is supposedly haunted by a ghost known as the Blue Lady. It’s also a fine place to have a beer—the bar dates back to Prohibition, and the inn sits adjacent to some of the best hiking in Brown County State Park. —Tim Ebner
I have been to Nashville, Indiana a few times, and for a small town, there really is a lot to see and do there. From the delicious food, numerous shops, and everything in between, there is something there for everyone in the family to enjoy. Plus it's not far from Brown County State Park, which is perfect for camping and more outdoor fun.
And like I said earlier, if you are looking for great things to see and do in the Fall, Nashville and Brown County is the place to visit. It's absolutely beautiful that time of year. Brown County has been nicknamed the “Little Smokies” because of the area’s resemblance to the Great Smoky Mountains. There, you'll find nearly 16,000 acres of rugged hills, ridges, and fog-shrouded ravines.
If you have never visited Nashville, Indiana, you need to add it to your bucket list. Also, if you plan on doing any traveling soon, check out what small towns were named the best must-visit in each state by clicking here.