Nestled in the hills of Jefferson County on the north bank of the Ohio river,
you will find Madison, Indiana. A picturesque town filled with history!
Just a short drive from Cincinnati-Ohio, Louisville-Kentucky and
Indianapolis-Indiana. I like to call it an Antique type town with a large
history. Filled with great
antique shops and malls. Small local owned specialty stores, great
restaurants, historic homes and a great view! Not to mention local wineries.
home to some great annual festivals & events. The Madison Regatta,
Chautauqua, Ribberfest, and many more! Make a trip to one of our faimly
wineries! Great local golf courses too!!
simple, a small town with friendly people! Why not plan a trip to visit
our farm, go horseback riding, and spend a few days in a neat town with lots of
There are many other great hotels, motels, bed & breakfast,
historical homes, cabins, and plenty of camping at Clifty State Park.
Be sure to
check out the Madison Visitor Website (link below). They have all sorts of
information on things to do while your here!
Madison Indiana Visitor Website **Be sure to check
this site out!
|Great site, full of information on Madison! Links to area business,
hotels, bed & breakfasts, festivals, restaurants, and much, much more! You'll also find a
list of local events! Most weekends, there is something going on around
here! This website is a must for anyone traveling to Madison!|
A few of our favorite restaurants- Madison is full of
great places to eat and by no means is this all there is!
The Electric Lady (812) 265-3390
Probably one of our favorite places to go!
Love the people there! It's a great place to watch a game, have lunch or
dinner. Weekends they have live music! 21 and over. During the
day, more of a bar and grill and nights weekends night club!
|Mon - Sat 11am - 3am Sunday 12-12|
|All food 1/2 price 4-7pm Weekdays, dine
|Sundays- $4.00 Pizza & Bud & Bud Light
Pitchers, dine in only|
|Best Wings in Town--- Wings .40 cents Sunday-
Wings .25 cents Sunday Night 7-9pm, dine in only|
|Daily Drink Specials|
|Always adding new menu items! (and it's
all good, trust me, we've tried everything!)|
|Live Music Weekends |
|Wireless Internet also has a computer there you
Madison Lighthouse Restaurant 812-265-3280 (seasonal)
|Dine on the river! Outside deck seating. Docking available.|
|Mon-Sun 11am-10pm Bar open later|
|Great food, great atmosphere! |
|Great soups, sandwiches, salads & desserts. Made fresh daily. Madison’s
most recommended eatery.|
|Mon-Sat 10:30am-8pm, Sun 11am-4pm|
Hammond-Family Restaurant- 812 265 3237
|221 East Main Street|
|The best breakfast place around! Good food, cool place to eat!
And great prices!|
|4:30AM - 2:00PM Monday/Friday 4:30AM - 1:00PM Saturday
The Red Pepper 812 265 3354
|Deli~Cafe~Catering 902 West Main Street|
|Monday To Thursday 10:00A - 8:00P Fiday & Saturday 10:00A - 9:00P
Hinkle's Hamburgers 812 265 2919
|Monday & Tuesday 6:00A - 10:00P|
Round The Clock
Wednesday 6:00A To Sunday 4:00A
|Great food! Perfect late night place! Kind of like White Castle|
The Bistro One Restaurant 812 273 9448
|Madison's Upscale Restaurant AAA Diamond Award|
|Dinner: Monday/Saturday 5:30P to 9:30P Closed Sunday|
joeyg’s restaurant and nightclub 812-273-8862
|Innovative art, eclectic atmosphere & late-night food. Featured in
|Unique place! Live Music most nights! Check the website for
|Sun 12pm-10pm, Mon-Thu 4pm-11pm Fri 4pm-12am & Sat 11am -1am|
Madison Vineyards 812-273-6500
|International award winning wines. Free tastings. Beautiful setting. |
|New Bed & Breakfast!!|
|Very nice people!!|
The Thomas Family Winery 812-273-3755
|Offering traditional wines and ciders, old world breads and cheeses in a
|Fun place! Good wine, good people..|
|Mon-Thu 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 11am -9pm, Sun 12pm-5pm|
Activities and things to do....
Cozy Acres Golf Course - 812-273-3137
Open 8 am - Dark Daily
Executive 9 Hole Par 3 Course,
18 hole Miniature Golf Course
Driving Range w/ covered tee boxes
Fully Stocked Pro Shop, great prices!
Custom Made Clubs
Buy, Sell & Trade Clubs
Club Repair and Refinishing on site
Personal & Group Golf Lessons
Lots of fun for the whole faimly!
Crystal Beach Pool 812-273-6268
|Built in 1938 by The Works Progress Administration. Historic bathhouse.
Half-moon shaped pool slopes from ankle deep to 9 feet.|
|12pm-5pm daily - Memorial Day to start of school.|
Madison Public Boat Ramp
|Located on the riverfront at the foot of West Street.|
|Open year round. No charge|
Clifty Falls State Park
|Open all year; admission charged Mar-Sept.|
|The park offers several picnic areas, a nature center offering seasonal
programs, an Olympic Size swimming pool, RV and primitive campsites. Hikers
can enjoy trails ranging from “easy” to “rugged” and behold deeply cut gorges,
sheer rock walls and plunging waterfalls.|
Lanier Mansion 812.265.3526
|Lanier Mansion is the former home of pioneering
businessman James Franklin Doughty Lanier. Visitors will learn more about
Lanier's life as well as life in general during the 1800s.|
|The Lanier Mansion is open daily. Guided tours start at
the top of the hour at regular intervals between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (the last
tour starting at 4 p.m.).|
|The Lanier-Madison Visitors Center is open Monday
through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The
administrative offices are open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Visitors Center is closed on Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and
New Year's Day.|
Heritage Center and Rail Road Museum (812) 265-2335
|615 W. First St. Madison, Indiana 47250|
|MAY 1 – OCTOBER
31 Monday-Saturday :: 10am-4:30pm Sunday :: Closed|
A few festivals that are fun--
Canaan Fall Festival
Mid - September
Saturday is the day to go! Old
Fashion Parade starts at 10:30 am Saturday. Followed by the 40th
Annual Pony Express Mail Run! Swearing in of the riders and then they take
off to Madison at 1:00 pm. Also there will be a ACA Sanctioned Cornhole
Friendship Shoot and Flea
Market 2nd & 3rd full weekends of June and September
This is one of the largest Flea
Markets we've ever been too! And it's way cool! Great stuff and
The Flea Market is located just one mile east of
Friendship, Indiana on St. Rd. #62 and has 2 – 9 day shows every year in June
and September, the same days as the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association
hold their Spring and Fall Shoot. The show always falls the 2nd full weekend
through the 3rd full weekend of June and September. The market opens daily at
9AM and the attendance swells to heavy on the weekends. During the week, it is
easier to move around and browse the displays.
Loading Rifle Association has all sort of competitions and displays!
People from all over the country come to compete! A must see if you are in
Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art - Late September
|Where the streets of Madison transform into a huge Arts & Craft show!
From stained glass art, pottery, pictures, paintings, sculptures, antiques,
and much more! Live concert performances on the Lanier Mansion lawns.
Not to mention the great food!|
Madison RibberFest - Barbeque, Blues and Balloons
|The highlighted event, Indiana State BBQ
Championship Cook Off! Great food and lots of fun! Friday night
Hot Air Balloon lift off. Pigmania- decorated concrete pigs! Don't
forget all the live blues bands!|
Other neat local websites-
Madison Came Running.com
|Great local website! Pictures of Downtown Madison Riverfront, people,
Riverboats including Hydroplanes and the Delta Queen!! Information on
all things Madison! Calendar of events, local sports information, Indiana State Troopers, along with
Local Police Departments. This is a great site with lots of great
pictures! Please take some time to
Have a local website you would like to add! Just email me at