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Historic Find with real shopkeepers tending their shops and charm galore!

Great historic town that is on the banks of the scenic Ohio River! It has a vast amount of 19th... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Madison, Indiana

Enjoy my hometown and the historic district. There are several nice places to either enjoy either... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Julie L
Madison, Indiana
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The area along First, Second and Third Streets is home to many of the town's restored pre-Civil War houses.
Madison, IN
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great historic town that is on the banks of the scenic Ohio River! It has a vast amount of 19th and early 20th century buildings and homes and a great selection of shops including a fantastic high-end resale designer furniture and antique shop Wow! What...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank culinairian1964
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Enjoy my hometown and the historic district. There are several nice places to either enjoy either coffee or lunch.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Julie L
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful place to take my 5:00 am walk. Everything is neat and tidy, and even the empty storefronts seemed cared for. I have moved to Bedford Falls in time for Christmas!

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank 795stanleyw
Reviewed 14 November 2017

For the antique enthusiast, mark Madison Indiana on your list of places to shop. Several shops are available. as well as eateries.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Greg E
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We traveled to Madison to stay at the clifty falls inn, thought we'd get in some hiking there and shopping in historic district however we went into town on a Wednesday and most shops and restaurants were closed. This is a neat little town to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Tracee G
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

It was my husband's birthday and we just needed to get away. Glad we choose Madison. Madison is a small town with a lot of history. Main Street have food and shops. Kentucky is right over the river! Pretty cool! I would visit again.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank mrjonesii
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Lots to do, to eat and see. The old buildings are very neat. Lot's of shops, ice cream and hamburger joints.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Refusmojo
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Many historical buildings to explore. Shops, restaurants and scenery. Great place to explore. We will definitely be back.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gary B
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I was fortunate to stay in Madison for a few days and spent my time walking around the town, looking at the historic buildings, visiting shops and restaurants, and spending time at the river. It's a beautiful town with friendly people.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Tina H
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Only thing I knew about Madison, IN before we went was based on it's Hydroplane and Boat racing history. WOW, were we surprised. This place is Jewel. I can see how and why it was placed on the map as a National Historic site -...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank robbdonzi
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Merle M
19 August 2018|
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Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
You are talking about historic Madison, correct? If so, there are a number of shops open on Sunday although many don’t open until noon and close at 5pm. Check the Madison website for current business hours and other... More
26 September 2016|
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Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
You just missed it. It is the last weekend of September/Sat &Sun.
4 May 2016|
Response from Heather M | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if you can tour courthouse or not. We never asked. I took pictures of exterior. We were too busy enjoying other attractions.