Artists discovered Brown County’s lush countryside, roughly 60 miles south of Indianapolis, in the 19th century and made the area something of an artists' colony. Impressionist painter Theodore Clement Steele's (1847–1926) home, the House of Singing Winds, is now a state historic site. Later, refugees from urban areas peppered country lanes in what came to be known as Peaceful Valley, with summer cabins in communities like Bean Blossom, Bear Wallow, and Possum Trot. Nashville is just as charming as the day it was founded, with picture-perfect art galleries, shops, and restaurants that lure city slickers for leaf-peeping during fall foliage season.

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