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Things to Do in Madison, Indiana

Rolling hills, limestone bluffs and small towns

There are a variety of activities to do here to fit anyone's personality. Explore the history of Madison by checking out the beautiful architecture of the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site the many other buildings in the Historic District and the iconic Broadway Fountain during a walking tour around town. Stroll the Main Street and visit the many specialty retail and antique shops. Take a break to grab a drink or bite to eat, maybe even indulge in ice cream. Take photographs of seven plunging waterfalls at the Clifty Falls State Park, which features 70-foot gorges, a nature center, picnic areas, and swimming pools. Or you can view the scenic Ohio River with the Rockin Thunder River Tours. Become educated about various art and music styles at the free summer concert series or one of the Hanover College's Community Arts and Culture series. There is regular live entertainment in Madison.  Check out our recommended 10 Things To Do in Downtown Madison.

Come and see what Madison, Indiana has to offer; the town is located along the Ohio River Scenic Byway between Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH.

Clifty Falls State Park

Clifty Falls State Park is 15 to 20 minutes away from our B & B. The waterfalls in the park change with the seasons and can range from being roaring and loud to frozen and silent. Winter and Spring is the best time to visit the waterfalls.

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

Explore the home of James Lanier and his family, which was built in the 1800s, and all the restored decorations and furniture inside. Designed by Francis Costigan, the Mansion has a spiral staircase and four columns out front.

Rockin Thunder River Tours

Get an up close look at the Ohio River or Kentucky River on this jet boat tour. The length of tours range from 2 hours to 2 days, so you can pick a time frame that works best for you. Get to know Captain Paul Nicholson or Captain Janet Harding as you see the best of Indiana.
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Additional Links

Madison Live Music

Website with important information and links for Live Music in Madison.


A great site for those visiting Madison. The site has information on what you can do, where you can eat, where you can shop.

Madison Visitor Video

A short film about the City of Madison.

Mad Paddle Brewery

Visit the Mad Paddle. It is a pet friendly microbrewery, distillery, and tap room.

Thomas Family Winery

Entertainment, Wine, Cheese and other food await you at the Thomas Family Winery

Lanthier Winery

Wine tasting and various special events can be found at this winery.

Golf Cart Rental

Rent a Golf Cart at Acree Alley Carts in Madison, Indiana.

Broadway Fountain

The ornate fountain is one of only four of this style in the world.

Little Golden Fox

The Little Golden Fox is a creative hub of Madison. Visit their studio for supplies or do a crafting class.

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