Nov 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors, Do You Know of a Town Called Nashville?

Well, Google found several for me. The US Census Bureau lists a total of 12 towns with the name Nashville.  Nashville, Iowa, not on the list, was only about ten miles from my hometown of Monmouth.  It was quite small and probably was not really even a town.  Monmouth had less than 300 when I lived there a “century ago”, nonetheless,  there was a road sign that said “Nashville”, and my Uncle Lloyd lived there.  Well, anyway, the October issue of Budget Travel listed Nashville, IN as one of the best small towns in the country.  Let’s see what might interest senior travelers in Nashville Indiana.

Budget Travel notes that Nashville has 803 fine folks living there.  Not big but BIG on shopping…that’s Nashville as you leisurely browse through the quaint shops or visit every flea market in Brown County. Shopping in Brown County can be a delightful adventure. In the shops senior visitors will find original watercolor paintings, sculptures, toys from yesterday, stained glass art, solid wood furniture, wood carvings, metal sculptures, pewter, hand blown glass, custom jewelry, interesting clothing, perfumes, wind chimes and even…custom bird lodging.

Brown County and Nashville welcome seniors

The quaint village of Nashville is a great place for a romantic getaway, with hundreds of unique craft, specialty & antique shops, and great music & theatre venues. Senior visitors can enjoy watching artists in galleries and craft studios throughout Brown County Indiana. Brown County is known as the “artist colony of the midwest”. They like to call the town “Little Nashville”,  it has so much going on.

Brown County Adventures Attract Senior Travelers

The Little Nashville Opry, home for 25 years, is now gone, but many Brown County adventures remain. The Brown County Wedding Chapel, Brown County Antique Market, The Palace Theatre, The Brown County Indiana Art Guild, Old Time Flea Market, Melchior Marionettes, Paintball Valley, Rawhide Ranch, Bean Blossom Jamboree, Mike’s Music & Dance Barn, Brown County Playhouse, The Brown County Art Gallery, & Red Barn Jamboree. Shopping in Brown County, Indiana can be a delightful adventure.

Senior visitors enjoy leisurely browsing through the quaint shops of Nashville...  reminds me of Tubac, Arizona, another small town artist colony with flocks of senior shoppers.

A great hotel or B&B, some wine tasting and a theater production

Even TripAdvisor has discovered Nashville and invites seniors to stay in one of the nice hotels or a great B&B. How about a trip down the Holler Hoppin’ Zip Line or sipping some Brown County Winery goodies or taking in a major production at the Palace Theatre.

I’m totally impressed folks for a town of only 800 people.  How about you?  Ready to go check it out? I am.  Now we know why it is so special. See ‘ya in Nashville (Indiana that is). jeb

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