Madison Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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Madison Things to Do

  • Ohio Theater

    Sunday, June 28, Tony, Noel and I was in Madison Indiana. A quaint little historical town on the Ohio River. The real name to fame here is the movie in 1958 "Some Came Running" with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine was filmed here and they stayed here during the filming of the movie.At the Ohio Movie Theater on Main Street there is a...

  • First Presbyterian Church

    Sunday, June 29, 2014...Tony ,Noel and I went to Madison Indiana for the entire day. We really had a great time. We walked around the town enjoying the historical sites of the town. The town is full of historical buildings.We found this gorgeous old Church on the side street and there is a gorgeous fountain. It is historical and has been there for...

  • Madison Railroad Station

    During the 1840's, Madison emerged as a major rail center in the Ohio Valley. The octagonal railroad building, constructed in 1895, was used as a passenger station until 1935. Exhibits include railroading artifacts on permanent display. Open daily last weekend of April through end of October. Weekdays only, November through late April.

  • Take a walk around Town

    Madison retains many of the original buildings from it's heyday as a river port for southern Indiana. Walk along downtown and see the variety of styles and shops. They range from the 1880's through the 1940's. Most have been restored and are well maintained. Some of the shops have retained their original interiors, metal ceilings and all. Downtown...

  • Lanier House

    Indiana Historical Bureau: ID#: 39.1963.2 County: Jefferson Title: James F. D. Lanier 1800-1881 Marker Text: Rendered his most important public service during the Civil War when he loaned Governor Oliver P. Morton over $400,000 to equip Indiana's troops. He later arranged additional loans to save the credit of the state. Credit Line: Erected by the...

  • Take a hike at Clifty Falls SP

    This is a great park. On a hot summer day, you can walk right up the river. Yes, it's an approved trail. There are falls that you'll have to work at to see and then one that's on a nearly wheel chair compatible trail. It's flat, but not all paved. Be sure to stop at the Inn. Have lunch, dinner, or just take in the view from the patio. There are...

  • The Bridge

    The Bridges over the Ohio are a marvel of construction. As soon as there was a design to span the river, bridges were being built. Today's modern bridges do not carry the same excitement as these early bridges. They were narrow, yet massive is size. Huge cantilever trusses were needed to span the great distances and they had to be high above the...

  • Ohio River & Riverfront Park

    Madison's scenic riverfront park offers a gazebo, brick walkways, lights and benches to view the Ohio River. Also home to several open air festivals, and frequent stops of the American Queen, Delta Queen and Mississippi Queen. Public boat launching facilities are available all year.

  • Broadway Fountain

    Sit down and enjoy a few relaxing moments under the shade of trees listening to the water pouring from the fountain.The fountain was originally cast in iron and exhibited at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. Purchased by a Madison Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and presented to the City of Madison in 1886. The...


Madison Hotels

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  • RiverBoat Inn

    906 E. First St., Madison, Indiana, 47250, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Super 8 Madison Indiana

    3767 Clifty Dr, Madison, IN 47250

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Clifty Inn

    Clifty Falls State Park, Rte. 56, 1501 Green Road, Madison, Indiana, 47250, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Madison Restaurants

  • Broadway Historic Hotel and Tavern

    When I saw this old HISTORICAL HOTEL I had to have an excuse to go inside...we had already eaten a spot of lunch...but I told my fellow travelers...come on...we will share an appetizer and grab a drink and then I can wonder around and enjoy...The hotel was built in 1834, it is 180yrs old...can you believe it..???It is gorgeous. The actual upstairs...

  • Franco's Italian Restaurant

    Today, Noel, Tony and I happened across this lovely historic town called MADISON on the OHIO River in Indiana..about 40 minutes from the Ohio River crossing at Louisville. ..I fell in love with this town...streets and streets of historical homes and buildings. Blocks and Blocks of lovely churches, shops and buildings..I have to go back here...

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    Ohio River and Riverfront Park: Walk along the River

    by Toughluck Written Nov 2, 2006

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    On a warm spring evening, or a cool summer night, head down to the riverfront. There is a 2 mile walk along the river. Here you will find families out for the evening. A few river front restaurants will be a hub of activity.

    The scenic park offers a gazebo, brick walkways, lights and benches to view the Ohio River. It is also the home of several festivals and the berths for the American Queen, Delta Queen and Mississippi Queen when in town. Public boat launching facilities are available.

    Dress Code: Casual

    River traffic The Ohio River
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Madison Off The Beaten Path

  • Abolitionist College

    Indiana Historical Bureau: ID#: 39.2004.3 County: Jefferson Title: Eleutherian College Marker Text: Side one:College developed 1854 from Eleutherian Institute, founded 1848. Thomas Craven and anti-slavery advocates in the area created and supported the institution for education of students of all races and genders. This structure, built in the...

  • Underground Railroad

    Indiana Historical Bureau: ID#: 39.2004.2 County: Jefferson Title: Lyman Hoyt Marker Text: Side one:Born in Vermont 1804. Moved to Jefferson County 1834, where he owned land and had several manufacturing businesses. Active in Neil’s Creek Anti-Slavery Society and in forming Liberty Party for abolition of slavery. He and his family supported...

  • Civil War Hero

    Indiana Historical Bureau: ID#: 39.1999.1 County: Jefferson Title: Alois O. Bachman Marker Text: Side one:Born in Madison 1839. Family home on West Main Street. Attended Hanover College 1856-1858 to pursue practice of law. Attended Kentucky Military Institute in Frankfort. Organized Madison City Greys 1858, which became part of Sixth Regiment...


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