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Cool Town

The town is always very clean, with a lot of flowers around. The people are all very friendly.So... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ronald K
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Huntington
Buy books at Village Lights Bookstore!

My wife and I visited this bookstore, and bought a book, on August 12, 2018. The young man behind... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Road802753
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Alexandria, Virginia
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The town is always very clean, with a lot of flowers around. The people are all very friendly.So many shops to look at it takes all day.

Thank Ronald K
Reviewed 20 August 2018

My wife and I visited this bookstore, and bought a book, on August 12, 2018. The young man behind the counter, Sean, I think, was cool. But the star was his puppy, Huckleberry. There's also a cute cat that lives there.

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

As a resident of the greater Louisville (KY) area, historic waterfront Madison is an easy drive -- an hour from home -- and always an enjoyable way to while away a Saturday, browsing and touring and strolling. Good selection of historic district eateries with variety...More

2  Thank SyndiChesser
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Enjoyed this town for its pre-Civil War architecture. I was surprised there were not more restaurants in the Historic District. We had a hard time looking for places to eat. Not many restaurants Downtown and they close early. The ice-cream shops stay open later. A...More

Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Nice river town with a downtown that has been preserved pretty well unlike many others that have been gentrified to death.

Thank mikeyd1951
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Great shops and restaurants and really good people watching. It's like going back in time as it is exactly like most small towns use to be like.

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Perhaps it is historic, but the buildings weren't anything to awe at, the surrounding neighborhood is like feral housing, and it just didn't have the charm that I thought it would. We like to take road trips from Chicago to small towns and had this...More

Thank Melissa Z
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

I remember it was a year or so ago that I noticed a number of vacant storefronts in the downtown area. This was exceedingly disappointing as I have always loved this small town. Today there seems to be more vibrancy and some newer businesses downtown....More

Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Madison has so much history and you can spend a full day browsing the historic district. They have a trolley, golf carts, coffee shops, amazing food, and in the summer there is no lack of activities . Concerts on the river, Fireworks, & The Madison...More

Thank Brady and Jenni... M
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

How can you not like the downtown area. Nice shops, taverns and restaurants. The archectiture is wonderful. A throwback in time. Kudos to the city for the preservation. Long live Madison!!!

Thank MrSimpleMan47150
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Merle M
18 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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