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Take the tour.

There is a large area of old business buildings (and others) that is mostly kept up and mostly in... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
roadagainIllinois
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Illinois
Go back into history.

While this town on the banks of the Ohio river is not pinpointed on the maps as a historical... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Jim S
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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.
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Madison, IN
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+1 800-559-2956
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 August 2012

I'm a sucker for classic old towns and this is one of the best. Lots of nineteenth century splendor in a very walkable town. Several bulding you can tou for reasonable prices ($3-4). Start aty the visitors center and work your way up. We also...More

6  Thank TransplantedBuckeye
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We were here to hike the Cliffty Falls trails. But, downtown Madison, offered a variety of shops, eateries, and some beautiful architecture. We especially enjoyed the river walk area and the historic homes.

1  Thank CWG51
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

There is a large area of old business buildings (and others) that is mostly kept up and mostly in use. Start at the visitor's center for information. Check out the town trolley tours. Our guide/driver was a third-generation Madisonite and had all kinds of info...More

Thank roadagainIllinois
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

While this town on the banks of the Ohio river is not pinpointed on the maps as a historical tourist attraction, it is a neat little town to stroll through. Enjoy the old buildings and the statutes as you walk around town. There are a...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Enjoyed a beautiful and interesting walk in this quaint old river town. Enjoyed the ornate fountain and a delicious ice cream cone.

Thank Cliff T
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed an afternoon walking the sidewalks of one of America's most beautiful small towns. Love the feel of this old town with eastern city vibe. Check out the coffee shops, ice cream and yogurt shops, bakery, and great antique shops. Some great restaurants too.

Thank Bradley M
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The old buildings and houses are gorgeous. A must for people who enjoy visiting towns with old homes. The picture is of the house my great great grandparents may have lived in the early 1900s

Thank szar101
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This town lives up to its reputation as the prettiest town in Indiana. The abundance of historic buildings and sites within easy walking distance to each other makes this a great weekend stop. The river walk alone is worth the trip! The streets and sites...More

1  Thank rsmithcando
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I'll be perfectly honest. After reading the lower ratings by other reviewers I was a little scared to go. Things must have changed in the last year or so because we loved our time in downtown Madison. Yes there are a couple of stores vacant....More

3  Thank Wanda R
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Nice little shops downtown. It is nice they have kept the historic buildings. Enjoyed walking downtown and shopping.

Thank IndianaKris
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My wife and I spent a day in Madison on a getaway, and thoroughly enjoyed our time shopping in Madison. There are many different shops, all with unique personalities and we visited many of them during the day. Although we were there on a Saturday,...More

Thank RockSteam
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to Madison for many years. But today I was saddened by the number of businesses that are no longer there. It lacks the vibe that it had in the past although I still enjoy the old architecture. The little dessert place...More

Thank jgbtravels
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Merle M
19 August 2018|
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Response from Charlotte272 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I’m not sure. We were downtown on Monday, of Memorial Weekend. Shops were open then. Maybe if you google the stores.
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tashatora
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.
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Cpavey12
4 May 2016|
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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.
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