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Jet Ski Races, Madison (courtesy Sarah Cady)


Located on State Highways 34 & 81, just 45 miles N.E. of South Dakota’s largest city, Sioux Falls. This friendly and prospering town is situated in picturesque geography of rich farmland and surrounded by five lakes including: Lake Madison, Lake Herman, Brant, Round and Long Lakes. Two of the lakes have some of the most popular state parks: Lake Herman State Park and Walker’s Point State Park on Lake Madison. Both state parks offer year-round water recreation. Fishing, boating and camping are enjoyed in spring and summer months. Snowmobiling, crosscountry skiing and ice fishing are enjoyed during the winter season. This vibrant community is fun to visit any time of the year. Besides the lakes, Madison is the proud home of John C. Green, who is nationally known for his wildlife and portrait paintings. It is the home of Dakota State University, Prairie Village, Karl Mundt Library, Kart Mundt Archives, and museums. Take a step back in time by touring the authentic turn-of-the-century


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Madison, SD 57042

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Prairie Village. The village consists of 50 restored buildings furnished with original décor including a sod house, log cabin, schools, churches, jail, hotels, bank and the Lawrence Welk Opera House. The steam operated locomotive train runs a two-mile track around the village. These rides are available every Saturday and during special events from early May to early September. In May you can attend the consignment auction. June brings the Northern Bull Riding Tour and Montongator Joe’s Country Music Festival. Railroad Days and the Miss Prairie Village and Prairie Princess pageants are held in July. August is the big month with the Madison Car Show and the Steam Threshing Jamboree all at Prairie Village, just two miles west of Madison on Highway 34. What’s new in the Madison area? There are several new and expanded retail, service and lodging businesses. With a variety of bed and breakfast inns, two motels and several campgrounds, you’ll be sure to find the right accommodation for you and your family. You are sure to experience great service in Madison, where the local restaurants offer a variety of cuisines and where local shopping and service businesses cater to your every need. You are invited to visit Madison on your next trip through South Dakota! For more information, phone the Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce at (605) 256-2454. Mail: P.O. Box 467, 315 S. Egan Avenue, Madison, SD 57042, or go online:

Prairie Village Located 2 Miles West of Madison on Hwy. 34 200 Camping Spaces w/ Electricity • Shower Houses • Dump Station O 2013 Schedule Of Events O O May 4 ~ Consignment Auction O May 5 ~ Opening Day O June 7 ~ Northern Bull Riding Tour O June 21-23 ~ Motongator Joe’s Country Music Festival O July 6-7 ~ Railroad Days O Aug. 4 ~ 20th Annual Madison Car Show O Aug. 23-25 ~ 51th Annual Steam Threshing Jamboree Featuring Int’l Harvester O Sept. 2 ~ Closing

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