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Old Town Flair

Had a nice time walking along the few blocks of vintage shops along Main Street. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pamela B
Fort Wayne
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Old Town Charm!

Chili Fest was a great time...lots of choices for chili's, soups etc...prices average for that type... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Addie B
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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
+1 800-559-2956
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All reviews main street downtown madison the river beautiful town small town art galleries lots of shops places to visit great place to visit great weekend lanier mansion visitor center civil war clifty falls state park businesses homes fountain
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a nice time walking along the few blocks of vintage shops along Main Street. Beautiful courthouse and several historic plaques with nice explanations of the past. Great food at The Attic Coffee Mill- owned by many generations of one family. It would be nice...More

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chili Fest was a great time...lots of choices for chili's, soups etc...prices average for that type of event. Weather on Sat. 13th of October 2018 was great! Salt Creek Oktoberfest beer is the bomb!! Everyone was friendly and happy!

Thank Addie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is little town is so historic and beautiful. The are multiple original buildings and so fun to view. Well worth at least a couple of drives up and down main strain, but take some time to get out and walk and go in some...More

Thank Lia B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The old town along and just off Main Street is an excellent historic district with old buildings, interesting shops, and places to visit.

Thank verdun2
Reviewed 7 October 2018

So many beautiful old homes and buildings. Madison has the biggest historic district in the state. Love the architecture.

Thank indyfam20032016
Reviewed 6 September 2018

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
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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.
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.