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What are some fun things to do in Brown County, Indiana?

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Some fun activities in Brown County, Indiana, include exploring the Brown County State Park, touring the T.C. Steele State Historic Site and catching a puppet show at the Melchoir Marionette Theatre. Visitors can also partake in the Annual Morel Mushroom Festival, a spring extravaganza centered around the edible wild morel mushrooms that grow abundantly in the area.

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The Brown County State Park offers 16,000 acres of wilderness for exploration where visitors can hike on the 12 miles of trails. They can also explore the area over 25 miles of biking trails or over 70 miles of horseback riding trails. There are local stables that rent out horses and ponies and lead expeditions through the park.

Artistically inclined visitors can join the county's art colony or view original work at the Brown County Art Gallery. The art ranges from drawings and paintings to pottery, weaving, photography and crafts. Visitors can enroll in art workshops or classes. There are also plenty of entertainment options, such as marionette shows, live theatrical performances, and barn, ballroom and country dancing.

Brown County is also home to the T.C. Steele State Historic Site, a 211-acre site that belonged to the 1907-era impressionist painter Theodore Clement Steele. Aside from rambling along the site's nature trails, visitors can also view up to 50 of the artist's paintings.

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