Madison, Indiana: The Midwest's Prettiest Town

Indiana, Madison Guide (B): Madison, Indiana: The Midwest's Prettiest Town

Until a few weeks ago, the quaint Midwestern town of Madison, Indiana eluded me. Little did I know that I would stumble upon the Midwest’s most beautiful rivertown along the banks of the Ohio River. Not only is it surrounded by a lush green state park, but it also has the United States’ largest contiguous National Historic District with 133 blocks of antebellum homes, with big balconies still draped in 4th of July bunting, known as the Madison Historic Landmark District.

Coming home to the US for the summer meant looking for easy day trips from Louisville, and not just any ol’ day trip, but cutesy, quaint little towns brimming with charm. I wanted to visit small town America, the kind of towns most people tend to simply overlook for big, touristy cities in America, like Louisville or Cincinnati. I wanted to experience one of them small town USA towns you often see featured in those holiday Hallmark channel movies, the ones it seems mostly found anywhere but wherever I am.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Madison, Indiana: The Midwest's Prettiest Town
Guide Location: USA » Madison
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Ohio River   Lanier Mansion   Sullivan House   Schofield House   Francis Costigan House   Madison Railroad Station   Shrewsbury-Windel House   Madison’s Main Street   Broadway Fountain   Schroeder Saddletree Factory Museum   The Downtowner   Crystal & Jules   Cocoa Safari Chocolates   The Attic & Coffee Mill Cafe   Hillside Inn  
Author: Lorelei Frey
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