INDIANAPOLIS — Brown County State Park ranks sixth on a list of most beautiful state parks in the country, according to a study done by Travel Lens.
The online publication used Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews, the number of times they mentioned the words beautiful, stunning and breathtaking, as well as a park’s Instagram popularity and Google search data to compile its list of the “most aesthetically pleasing” state parks.
Based on their research, the park just outside of Nashville, received 86 total Yelp reviews, 42 “beautiful” reviews, one “stunning review, six “breathtaking” reviews and 49 total aesthetic reviews.
“Brown County State Park offers stunning views of the Brown County Hills Region, provides a diversity of trails for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians and welcomes overnight guests for camping, cabin and lodge stays,” said Terry Coleman, director of Indiana State Parks. “As with all of our Indiana State Parks, the staff who work in the park provide service that allows guests to focus on those natural resources, history and making great memories with family and friends.”
Travel Lens also ranked Brown County State Park 13th for Most Instagrammed State Parks.
This is just the latest of a long list of special recognitions Indiana’s largest state park has received. Last year, the park was added to the National Register of Historic Places, and it is a fixture on various “best of” rankings for its mountain biking trails.
The park comprises nearly 16,000 acres, most of them heavily wooded.
More about Brown County State Park is at on.IN.gov/browncountysp.