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Madison Indiana

Group Tour and Small Meeting Planner

601 West First Street • 800-559-2956 •

Let me introduce you…to my hometown!

and lifestyle of our small town for As a lifelong resident of Madison, I once took the beauty, charm that changed. I wasn’t mindful of the granted. In 2004 I began working at the Visitors Center and all of take for granted. Thru the eyes allure of Madison or the exceptional quality of life, locals sometimes of small town living and Madison in of visitors like you, I have learned to truly appreciate the wonders the world I have come to realize that particular. By interacting with visitors from all over the country and of the matchless qualities Madison we have something really special here. I would like to share some has to offer. ille and Cincinnati in Southeast Madison is located along the Ohio River midway between Louisv h the imposing hillsides of Indiana Indiana. It offers the beauty of a major river that meanders throug I-71, I-64 and I-75), so reaching and Kentucky. We are just a short drive from 4 major interstates (I-65, e destination for many; whether us is just a brief jaunt through the countryside. Madison is a favorit g to escape the hustle and history buffs, nature lovers, recreation enthusiasts, or those just wantin along with easy access to larger bustle of the city. We get to enjoy all the qualities of small town living cities such as Louisville, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis. , Ky. with Madison is being You may have heard that our bridge connecting Hwy. 421 in Milton methods, the Milton Madison Bridge replaced. Through the use of innovative design and construction Using a method called “truss sliding,” will stay open for all but 10 days during the construction period. existing piers, which are being our new 2,426-foot-long truss bridge will “slide” into place atop the 5 days in the spring of 2012 and 5 rehabilitated. At this time the bridge is only expected to close is expected to be completed in days when the new bridge is guided into position. The new span to date information and schedules. early 2013. Check for the most up gs and historic sites open to the Our wealth of history is evidenced in our numerous notable buildin explore secret nooks and crannies public. One site even offers a Behind the Scenes Tour that lets you nce the return of the Shrewsburynever included on the regular tour. This year we are happy to annou was home to a riverboat Windle Home to our lineup. A favorite among past visitors, this site several years. It will be open by captain and his family. It has been unavailable for tours for the last a 19th century doctor’s office and appointment only during its restoration period. How about visiting of Madison’s premier architect hospital or saddletree factory? Be sure not to miss the private home The home, constructed on a lot merely Frances Costigan. It is a prime example of creative architecture. first two-story tavern house in 22 feet wide is a must see. We also have what is believed to be the post office, and grocery store. This Madison. Through the years The Schofield House served as an inn, is just a sampling of what we have to offer. tly different wineries, numerous For those of you that enjoy the finer things in life, we have three distinc es. We also have a wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, nut and candy shops, and confectioneri browse our antique stores and lodging accommodations. If you love the thrill of shopping, you can . Our art galleries and studios specialty shops. Madison is also developing quite an artist’s colony display the works of both local and regional artists. rful place to visit I can’t wait to share all of the things that make Madison a wonde and an even greater place to live! Who knew… See you soon!

Table of Contents How To Get Here


One Day Itinerary


Two Day Itineraries




Indiana Wine Trail


All About Kids


What’s Happening


Downtown Map


Look What’s Nearby


Extraordinary Experiences


Historic Sites & Attractions


Shopping On The “Madison Mile”


Great Places To Stay


Confectioneries and Coffee Shops


For Your Dining Pleasure


Small Meeting Places


For Your Information


Visitor Services

Inside Back Cover


Directions to Madison

F ro m

Chicago IL

279 miles. I-65 (S) through Indianapolis to Austin (exit 33), then S.R. 256 (E) to S.R. 56 (E) to Madison

Cincinnati OH

75 miles. U.S. 50 (W) to Versailles, then U.S. 421 (S) to Madison OR I-71 (S) to Exit 44, then Ky. S.R. 227 (N) to Ky. S.R. 36(W), then U.S. 421 (N) across bridge over Ohio River to Madison

Columbus OH

175 miles. I-71 (S) to Cincinnati to U.S. 50 (W) to Versailles, then U.S. 421 (S) to Madison

Dayton OH

130 miles. I-75 (S) to Cincinnati to U.S. 50 (W) to Versailles, then U.S. 421 (S) to Madison

Evansville IN

175 miles. I-64 (E) to I-65 (N) to Scottsburg (exit 29), then S.R. 56 (E) to Madison

Indianapolis IN

95 miles. I-65 (S) to Austin (exit 33), then S.R. 256 (E) to S.R. 56 (E) to Madison

Louisville KY

55 miles. I-65 (N) to S.R. 62 (E) through Hanover to S.R. 56 (E) to Madison OR I-65 (N) to Scottsburg (exit 29), then S.R. 56 (E) to Madison

Lexington KY

95 miles. I-64 (W) to Shelbyville (exit 35), take 55 (N) to 421 (N) to Madison

St. Louis MO

319 miles. I-64 (E) to Louisville, then I-65 (N) to S.R. 62 (E) to S.R.56 (E) to Madison




Who knew…so many itineraries with so much to do! One day itinerary

One of our most popular itineraries for those who only have time for a day trip. 9:00 A.M.

Welcome to the Madison Visitors Center, just steps away from the mighty Ohio River. Madison has been referred to as “The most beautiful rivertown in America” by Charles Kuralt. View our 10 minute video, browse the Lanier Mansion Gift Shop and peruse our large selection of brochures and information on Madison and the surrounding area.

9:30 A.M.

Your step-on guide will meet you for a 60 minute tour of our National Historic Landmark District. Your guide will point out historic sites, not to miss shopping spots, a variety of eateries, and a dose of historic facts and lore. Cost $60.00 for a one hour tour ($45 for ½ hour tour). We also have trolley tours with the Madison Trolley. If a slower pace suits you, climb aboard one of Broomtail Carriage’s mule drawn wagons for your tour. Cost $175 for one trolley, $350 for both trolleys. Capacity per trolley 20-25. Cost for wagon tour $15/person for a one hour tour (minimum 20) capacity per wagon 20.

10:30 A.M.

Select one of the following sites to tour: Lanier Mansion - Madison’s “Crown Jewel.” $3.50/person regular tour Madison Railroad Station and The Heritage Center - Railroad buffs won’t want to miss this stop. The Heritage Center has permanent and changing exhibits devoted to the history of southern Indiana. $4/person for combination ticket. Eleutherian College - A National Park Service Network to Freedom Site. Pre-Civil War site educating all regardless of race or gender, established by abolitionists, $3/person The Sullivan House - Madison’s first mansion and home to the Judge Jeremiah Sullivan family. $3/person The Schroeder Saddletree Factory - America’s only restored, operational 19th century saddletree factory. $3/person Costigan Home - Home of Madison’s most noted architect. $3/person Schofield House - The first two story tavern house in Madison. $3/person Shrewsbury-Windle Home - The home of Riverboat Captain Charles L. Shrewsbury and his family. $3/person (Most of our historic sites also offer student rates)

12:00 P.M.

Have you worked up an appetite yet? Enjoy the ambience of the covered patio at the Broadway Tavern, the views from the Falls Restaurant in Clifty Falls State Park, a buffet at The Pines, sushi at Sakka Blue or grab a sandwich at the Red Pepper or Downtowner.

1:00 P.M.

Madison is known for its specialty shops, art galleries, and antique shops along the “Madison Mile”. The Floating Cow, Fine Threads, Something Simple, Wanda’s Gifts, and Nice Shots just to name a few. Ask about our 10% discount shopping card good at participating merchants.

3:00 P.M.

Time for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up or a little wine. Here are your choices, pick your poison! The Attic/Coffee Mill Café known for their flavored coffees, teas, and desserts. Madison Coffee & Tea offers Chai teas, smoothies, and coffees. Thomas Family Winery, Lanthier Winery and Madison Vineyards Estate Winery each offer a variety of wines for the most discriminating palate.

4:30 P.M.

Time for home, we hope you enjoyed your visit and will return soon!


Who knew… Two Day Tour Because two days are better than one.

Day One


9:00 A.M.

Arrive at the Madison Visitors Center and start your two day adventure in our city described as the “Best Preserved Town in the Midwest” by the Chicago Tribune. First up, is the Lanier Mansion. Climb the spiral staircase and see all three floors of this mansion, often referred to as Madison’s “Crown Jewel.” For more adventurous groups, ask about the Behind the Scenes Tour at the mansion. You will see the mansion from top (the cupola) to bottom (the cellar). Note: You must be able to climb stairs and walk on uneven surfaces for this tour. $3.50/person for regular tour or $10/person for Behind the Scenes tour, senior and student rates available

10:00 A.M.

Just a few steps away are the Jefferson Co. Heritage Center and the Railroad Station. The RR station features an octagonal waiting room with stained glass windows. The Heritage Center features traveling exhibits as well as permanent exhibits devoted to the history of southern Indiana and the mid-Ohio Valley with emphasis on the Civil War. Gather round the caboose for a first person visit with John Brough, President/Superintendant of the Madison & Indianapolis Railroad from 1848-1854. John Brough presentation $100/motor coach group, Students $1/person. RR Station and Heritage Center $4/person combination ticket

12:30 P.M.

Time to find just the right spot for lunch. Downtown has a wide variety of locally owned eateries including Key West Shrimp House, Franco’s, Shooters, Hong Kong Kitchen, and Madison’s hometown favorite Hinkles; home of the world famous Hinkleburger! For riverfront dining, try the Madison Lighthouse at the foot of Broadway.

1:30 P.M.

With your 10% shopping discount card in hand, now is the time to explore the art galleries, specialty shops, and antiques stores. Crawdaddy Music buys and sells new and used instruments; Gifts That Last is a one-of-kind store with aroma therapy products, jewelry, and gemstones. Harriette’s Knit Knook stocks a wide variety of knitting products and yarns, Village Lights Bookstore, for books about Madison among others, and Margie’s Country Store for all your quilting needs. Rock-a-bye Lady and Little People’s Boutique have just the right gifts for your grandchildren.

3:30 P.M.

How about a wine tasting? Our three family owned wineries have a diverse selection of wines. From the popular Mill Street Red at Lanthier Winery, handcrafted, traditional wines and old world cider at Thomas Family Winery to Mystique, a sweet white wine made with grapes harvested at Madison Vineyards Estate Winery. $5/person, some minimums apply

4:30 P.M.

Time to check in at your hotel, freshen up, and enjoy a leisurely dinner. For those of you that prefer some evening action, check out the live music and open mike at Joeyg’s Restaurant and Nightclub. Or charter the Madison Trolley for a pub crawl with drinks, appetizers and snacks. Don’t stay out too late, you have a big day ahead! $30/person for pub crawl inc. transportation

one day won’t work, we need two! Day two 8:00 A.M.

Breakfast at your hotel or sample some of Horst’s Little Bakery Haus fresh made donuts, a staple in Madison for many years. Don’t wait too long, they sell out fast! Try the Attic/Coffee Mill Café’s cinnamon rolls, the perfect complement to one of their many flavored coffees and teas.

10:00 A.M.

Meet your step-on guide at the Visitors Center for our Saints & Sinners Tour. You will hear stories about the gamblers and madams who worked their trades along the riverfront. Stories of murder and mayhem among Madison’s early sinners will enthrall you. The second half of this tour, you will walk along the quiet tree lined streets where nuns and saintly folks established a respectable city. Go inside several early churches and admire the stained glass windows. You will end this tour back on the wild side as you enjoy lunch at the Broadway Hotel & Tavern-one of Indiana’s oldest eating establishments. Allow 3 hours including lunch for this tour. $125/group, lunches from $6/person

1:00 P.M.

Now is the time to make those last minute purchases. Select from a variety of nuts or candy at Madison Nut & Candy or Cocoa Safari Chocolates, handmade soaps at All Good Things Soaps and Such or primitive home décor at Sugar Creek Collectibles. Don’t miss one of our newest stores Blush on Main for boutique home accents and more!

1:30 P.M.

Time for one last tour before you leave. After being closed to the public for the last 6 years, we are happy to once again share the Shrewsbury-Windle Home with our visitors. This house was the home of Captain Charles L. Shrewsbury and his family. It features a free standing spiral staircase, intricate plaster moldings and 16 foot high ceilings. $3/person, by appointment only

3:00 P.M.

It’s been a busy day, how about a gelato from The Attic, a milkshake from Hinkles, a smoothie from Madison Coffee & Tea, or delicious homemade fudge from Madison Fudge Factory before you board your bus for home. We hope you enjoyed your visit! *Most of our historic sites offer students rates


Who knew… Two Day Tour

Because there’s so much to do.

Day One 10:00 A.M.

Arrive at the Madison Visitors Center and view our Madison video. It provides an overview of the history, industry, entertainment, and quality of life in our city. Ladies Home Journal called Madison “The Prettiest Small Town in the Midwest.” We think you’ll agree!

10:30 A.M.

A must see when you visit Madison is the Lanier Mansion. This beautiful home overlooks the Ohio River and features formal gardens, magnificent columns, a spiral staircase, and porticos. For those that are really adventurous, ask about the Behind the Scenes tour at the mansion. The mansion also hosts several group friendly events throughout the year. Note: You must be able to climb stairs and walk on uneven surfaces for this tour. $3.50/person for regular tour, Behind the Scenes Tour $10/per person, senior and student rates available

11:30 A.M.

Just a short distance away are The Sullivan House and The Schofield House. These two properties are catty corner from each other on the same street. The Sullivan House was the home of Judge Jeremiah Sullivan’s family. It is purported to be Madison’s first mansion. The Schofield House is considered to be the first two-story tavern house in Madison and is currently owned and operated by the Masons. Larger groups may want to divide for these two home tours and then alternate locations. Other options at the Sullivan House include a tour and ice cream social hosted by Miss Charlotte Sullivan, daughter of the judge. Candle making demonstrations are available for $3/person, $3/person for Sullivan and Schofield tours, $9/ person for Sullivan tour including ice cream social

12:30 P.M.

Lunchtime. Explore the downtown area on your own and find the perfect spot to dine or let us suggest several options that can accommodate your entire group.

1:30 P.M.

Now is a good time to let your group discover the numerous shops, antique malls, and art galleries. Lumber Mill is our largest antique store with 3 floors of antique booths. Don’t miss Riverwest Antique Mall; it is a little off the beaten path, but a treasure in itself. If collectibles are your passion be sure and stop by Main Street Antiques and Collectibles. Village Peddler is another favorite for stoneware and primitive décor.

4:00 P.M.

Meet your motor coach at the Comfort Station, 221 W. Main St. There is a designated pick up spot at the curb. Time to check-in at your hotel.

6:00 P.M.

After you freshen up, may we suggest one of our many restaurants for dinner? For the seafood lovers we recommend Key West Shrimp House or Bistro One for European cuisine. Meat lovers will enjoy Harry’s Stone Grill or Crystal & Jules for steaks just the way you like them. If you prefer pasta try Franco’s Family Restaurant for authentic Italian cuisine. There are also other options, such as a private dinner at one of our local wineries, dinner theatre, and wonderful buffets.

7:30 P.M.

Looking for the way to end a perfect day? What about a cemetery tour or haunted tavern tour complete with a costumed guide. Autumn, from A Step Back in Time tours, is your guide. Too tired to walk? How about a twilight wagon ride throughout the downtown area? Climb aboard Broomtail Carriage’s mule drawn wagon and let them do the driving. A Step Back in Time Tours $10/person maximum 30, tours last 60-90 minutes. Broomtail wagon tours $15/person minimum 20 people, maximum 40 people.

9:00 P.M.

Back to your hotel


another tour for you! Day Two 10:00 A.M.

The first stop of the day is the Schroeder Saddletree Factory. I bet you are wondering, “What the heck is a saddletree?”. It is the wooden framework for the saddle underneath the leather exterior. This 19th century factory was owned by the Schroeder family for nearly 100 years and amazingly the machinery has been restored and is still operational. $3/person

11:00 A.M.

Next, visit the AME Church and the Georgetown neighborhood. The church is one of a rare group of nationally recognized, privately owned, pre-Civil war buildings associated with the city’s early, free African American Community. Georgetown, the neighborhood surrounding the church has been recognized by the National Park Service as a significant Underground Railroad site. $3/person, Georgetown step-on guides and walking tours available for an additional charge

12:00 P.M.

Madison and Jefferson County are home to a number of talented artisans, many of whom display and sell their work at the Artisan Gallery, the Madison Art Club-Art on Main or at numerous local studios. Both galleries offer a wide selection of paintings, pottery, furniture, and one-of-a-kind treasures.

1:00 P.M.

How does an “all you can eat” buffet sound? The Pines offers home style cooking at a reasonable price.

2:00 P.M.

Just north of Madison on Hwy 250 is the Historic Eleutherian College. This college was established in 1848 and was the first school in Indiana to offer a college level education to all, regardless of race or gender. The college also had active ties to the Underground Railroad and anti-slavery movement. $3/person

3:30 P.M.

Safe travels home


Who knew… * Madison Vineyards 1456 E. 400 N. (Dawson Smith Rd.) (812) 273-6500 or 888-473-6500 Tasting & Tours: $5/person includes a souvenir glass Site Information: The sight of row upon row of grapevines will delight you at this 36-acre estate winery. The facility offers a 2,800 sq. ft. winery and tasting room and fifteen acres of grapes. A large deck has sweeping views of the grassy picnic area and surrounding hills.

* Thomas Family Winery 208 E. Second St. (812) 273-3755 or 1-800-948-8466 Tasting & Tours: Coach Tour: $5/person, 45 minutes to 1 hour (tour escort and driver complimentary) Minimum 25, for smaller groups $100/group minimum Site Information: Located in an 1855 stable, the building is a 4,000- sq. ft. winery and tasting room. Groups may also schedule hands-on tours with the winemaker and explore the history of winemaking. Hearth baked breads, imported cheese, and salami are available upon request. A Rand McNally “Must See” A attraction Thomas Family Winery (Wheelchair-accessible) V blend of Barbera and Muscat, this Rose’ was aged in oak, and crafted to be floral, spicy and full of lovely yellow and pink fruit. Enjoy with light pasta dishes, grilled poultry, antipasti.

isit our winery at 208 E. Second St. in Historic Downtown Madison, Indiana 47250 or call us at 1-800-948-8466. We would love to hear from you!

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* Lanthier Winery 123 Mill St. (812 ) 273-2409 or 800-41-WINES Tasting & Tours: $5/person (tours seasonal). Pre-paid reservations required 60 days before visit. Full refund for tours cancelled 30 days in advance. Site Information: Located in the heart of the historic district, the tasting room offers a wide variety of wines sure to please even the most discriminating connoisseur. *Ask about our 10% discount card honored at these locations. Not applicable to alcohol sales.


a Wine Trail too! Explore Southeast Indiana’s Wine Country! The Indiana Wine Trail Begin your tour at any of the six wineries but be sure to finish in Historic Madison, a picturesque 19th century river town, that is also a National Historic Landmark District. Ridge Winery Tasting Room can be found east of Madison just above Vevay, In. This is the first stop on your journey. From their expansive deck overlooking the river, you can taste the new generation of wines from the birthplace of America’s commercial wine making industry. Ertel Cellars Winery is located just up the road off SR 129 in Batesville. In addition to a state of the art winery, Ertel Cellars features a full service restaurant. The food is fabulous and sure to be a favorite with your group. Your next stop is Stream Cliff Farm Tea Room and Winery. Located on a Civil War farm this popular stop includes a tea room, herbs, gardens, and a winery. Their lunches in the tearoom are a culinary treat and their verbena lemonade is the best around! Just north of Madison off Highway 421 is Madison Vineyards Estate Winery. Have a glass of their award winning wine on the deck, as you enjoy the view of the vineyards and the surrounding farmlands. Winemaker dinners are also very popular at this winery and include a multi-course dinner paired with a variety of Madison Vineyard’s wines. Madison’s next stop is Thomas Family Winery. Located in the heart of the historic district, this winery is housed in a renovated 1850s stable and carriage house. The winery offers a pub-style atmosphere and has a wide variety of old world breads and cheeses to purchase. A fine complement to the tasty bread and cheeses is the Rio Red wine made by 3rd generation winemaker and owner Steve Thomas. The final leg of the Indiana Wine Trail will take you west along Madison’s scenic riverfront to Mill St. Just one block off of Madison’s riverfront is Lanthier Winery. Surrounded by charming perennial gardens, this winery offers indoor and outdoor seating as well as a river view. During your visit, sample a few of winemaker Chris Lanthier’s award winning wines. Ranging from dry to sweet and white to red, the selection is appealing. Cost: $30/person and includes a souvenir glass. For your best experience, we suggest you overnight in Madison. We will be happy to assist you with overnight arrangements. Deposit may be required Minimum group size-10


Who knew…we had so many fun things for kids to do! One Day Itineraries can be customized to accommodate different grade levels. This is just a sample of what we offer. This itinerary would be geared to K-6 students. Large groups would need to be divided and students would visit each site on a rotation.


9:30 A.M.

You’ve been cooped up on a bus long enough! Let’s start the day off with a little action! How about some old fashioned games? Choose from croquet, hopscotch, jump rope, marbles, or jacks. $1.00/student

10:00 A.M.

First stop, the Lanier Mansion. New this year is a Behind the Scenes Tour at the mansion. This is not your ordinary mansion tour and is not handicap accessible. Students will investigate the cupola high atop the mansion, visit the east wing, where the servants once lived and explore the secrets of the basement. If you prefer, the regular tour is also available. On this tour students will learn about J.F.D. Lanier and his influence on Indiana history. Behind the Scenes Tour $5/student, regular tour $1/student, one free admission for every 10 students, $1 for each additional person

11:00 A.M.

Lunch along the riverfront or on the Visitors Center plaza.

11:30 A.M.

Just steps away are the Heritage Center and Railroad Station. The Heritage Center has three hands-on exhibits (K-4) geared to younger students; a general store, one room schoolhouse, and trading post. They also have Civil War and steamboat history for older students. The Railroad Station is filled with artifacts and displays devoted to the history of the railroad. We can also schedule a visit with John Brough (pronounced Bruff). Mr. Brough was the President /Superintendant of the Madison and Indianapolis Railroad in the mid 1800s. Learn his side of the story about Brough’s Folly as he appears in costume and in character. Students may gather around the caboose for this presentation or inside if the weather is inclement. $2/student for Heritage Center and RR Station and an additional $1/student for Brough’s presentation

12:45 P.M.

What a way to end your visit! Students can climb aboard a mule drawn wagon for a brief tour of Madison along the riverfront. $2/person inc. teachers and chaperones

1:15 P.M.

Come back soon!


Who knew…there’s always something to do! May


Biennial event, odd years, two weekends in May Private gardens, not normally open to the public, filled with spring blossoms and color. Sponsored by the Jefferson Co. Historical Society (812) 265-2335 or 1-800-559-2956 Admission charged (pre-sale discounts and group rates)

Mid-June Experience a Civil War encampment, historic trades fair, local history talks, musical performances and reenactors. Sponsored by Lanier Mansion State Historic Site (812) 273-0556 Admission charged

Madison in Bloom

RiverRoots Music & Folk Arts Festival

3rd Weekend in May Folk music, storytelling and folk art on the riverfront. Sponsored by VisitMadison, Inc. (812) 265-2956 or 1-800-559-2956 Admission charged (pre-sale discounts)

Spring Old Court Days

Memorial Day Weekend Vendors set up around the courthouse square and Jefferson St. parking lot. Antiques, crafts and collectibles. Also, on Saturday only, fish fry at Fairplay Fire Co. and Farmer’s Market at the fountain. Sponsored by the Pilot Club of Madison. (812) 273-6226 Free admission

Lanier Civil War Days


Madison Regatta

Generally 1st weekend Week of events including music, food, parade and bed races capped off by unlimited hydroplane races. Boats reach 200 mph on the straightaway. Sponsored by the Madison Regatta. (812) 265-5000 Admission charged (pre-sale discounts)


Madison Ribberfest

3rd weekend in August Barbecue, Blues and a Cruise! Hear some of the top blues artists in the country, pig out on barbecue and enjoy a cruise on the Ohio River. Sponsored by VisitMadison, Inc. (812) 265-2956 or 1-800-559-2956 Admission charged (pre-sale discounts)

Both of our music events charge admission fees. Those who

order early can take advantage of not only pre-sale prices but the added bonus of $10 in food and beverage tickets to spend at the event. These two events do not offer group discounts. Food vendors line the street at both of these events and offer a wide variety of culinary options for sale. Beer and wine are also available.



Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

Thanksgiving weekend (Friday & Saturday) Kick off the Christmas season in Madison! Tour both private and historic homes decorated for the holiday season. Sponsored by VisitMadison, Inc. (812) 265-2956 or 1-800-559-2956 Admission charged (pre-sale discounts and group rates)

December September

Fall Old Court Days

Last weekend Vendors set up around the courthouse square and Jefferson St. parking lot. Antiques, crafts and collectibles. Also, on Saturday only, fish fry at Fairplay Fire Co. and Farmer’s Market at the fountain. Sponsored by the Pilot Club of Madison. (812) 273-6226 Free admission

Madison Chautauqua

Last weekend Outdoor Celebration of Art! Juried art show with over 200 fine artists and craftsmen whose painting, sculpture, stained glass, textiles and more are offered for sale. Food Fest and entertainment. Sponsored by VisitMadison, Inc. (812) 265-2956 or 1-800-559-2956 Free admission


Tri Kappa Tour of Homes

Biennial event, mid-month, even years only. Tour of private homes not normally open to the public. Sponsored by Tri Kappa Sorority (812) 265-2956 or 1-800-559-2956 Admission charged (pre-sale discounts)

Soup, Stew, Chili and Brew

2nd Saturday A community based celebration of food and music on Main St. Local organizations vie for bragging rights for the best soup, stew and chili. Sponsored by the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce (812) 265-3135 Free admission, tastings by donation

Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

1st weekend of December (Friday & Saturday) See November listing. See our full event schedule online at

More Events

Fourth Friday Art Jam

(Fourth Friday of the month April thru December) Free “happening” in downtown Madison. Stores have extended hours, art and music.

Farmer’s Market

Indiana’s oldest continuous Farmer’s Market is held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the fountain during the summer. Winter location varies. It features home grown fruits and vegetables, music, food, and fun.

Car Shows and Cruise Ins

Madison hosts numerous car shows and cruise in’s throughout the year. The largest show takes place along the riverfront on Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend.

Music in the Park

(Second Friday of the month, June – Sept) Free concerts at the fountain held from June through September. Enjoy a variety of musicians and musical performances in a park like setting. (Bring a lawn chair)

Madison Community Players

This fun loving group of local thespians, come together four times a year to delight audiences with murder mysteries, comedies, and dinner theatre. Prices vary


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1 Belterra Casino Resort and Spa

10 Hollywood Casino

2 Cathedral Gardens

11 Kentucky Speedway

3 Columbus Architectural Tour

12 Perfect North Slopes

(28 mi., approx. 39 min.) 777 Belterra Dr., Florence, IN. 47020 1-888-BELTERRA Casino, hotel, restaurants, spa, and gift shops on site. (33 mi., approx. 45 min.) 1314 Hebron Church Rd., Henryville, IN. 47126 (812) 294-3193 Open to groups, this spiritual sanctuary sits on 52 acres and has 12 different gardens. (45 mi., approx. 1 hr.) Visitors Center 506 Fifth St., Columbus, IN. 47201 800-468-6564 or (812) 378-2622 Tour 70+ modern structures.

4 Degaz Acres Zipline Adventures

(36 mi., approx. 55 min.) 12444 Antioch Rd., Rising Sun, IN. 47040 (812) 594-2727 Ziplines, Challenge Course & Low Ropes Course.

5 Edinburg Premium Outlets

(53 mi., approx. 1 hr.) 11622 N.E. Executive Dr., Edinburg, IN. 46124 (812) 526-9764 85 outlet stores for your shopping pleasure.

6 Exit 76 Antique Mall

(53 mi., approx. 1 hr.) 12595 N. Executive Dr., Edinburg, IN. 46124 (812) 526-7676 A 72,000 sq. ft. antique mall.

7 General Butler State Resort Park

(15 mi., approx. 23 min.) PO Box 325, Carrollton, KY. 41008 (502) 732-4384 or 800-325-0078 Lodge, camping, dining, recreation, and special events.

8 Harmonizing Health Retreat

(14 mi., approx. 30 min.) 1028 New Hope Rd., Bedford, KY. 40006 (937) 631-5581 Health programs, group classes, and retreats.

9 Hillforest

(48 mi., approx. 1 hr.) 213 Fifth St. PO Box 127, Aurora, IN. 47001 (812) 926-0087 Home of the shipping and riverboat tycoon, Thomas Gaff. This home’s architecture reflects his love of the river, including a 3rd floor belvedere resembling a pilot house.

(52 mi., approx. 1 hr.) 777 Hollywood Blvd., Lawrenceburg, IN. 47025 888-274-6797 Over 3,200 slots, a dance club and five restaurants. (33 mi. approx. 45 min.) 1 Speedway Dr., Sparta, Ky. 41086 888-652-7223 NASCAR Sprint Cup Races in a 106,000 seat facility. (58 mi., approx. 1hr. 15 min.) 19074 Perfect Ln., Lawrenceburg, IN. 47025 (812) 537-3754 or (513) 381-7517 Two terrain parks, 25 tube lanes and fun for all ages.

13 Rising Star Casino Resort

(44 mi., approx. 1hr.) 777 Rising Star Dr., Rising Sun, IN. 47040 800-472-6311 1,300 slots and a wide variety of table games.

14 Schenck Mansion

(20 mi., approx. 30 min) 206 W. Turnpike St., Vevay, IN. 47043 (812) 427-2787or 877-594-2876 This 35 room mansion was built in 1874 by a riverboat captain.

15 Switzerland Co. Historical Society

Museum and “Life on the Ohio” River History Museum

(20 mi., approx 25 min.) 208 E. Market St., Vevay, IN. (812) 427-3560 Permanent and rotating displays depicting Switzerland County and Ohio River history.

16 Tri-State Antique Market

(52 mi., approx.1 hr,) Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds Hwy US 50 Lawrenceburg, IN. (513) 738-7256 First Sunday May through October. The largest regularly scheduled gathering of antiques & vintage-goods dealers in the entire state of Indiana!

17 Veraestau

(49 mi., approx.1 hr.) 4696 Glenmary Ln., Aurora, IN. 47001 (812) 926-0983 Built in 1910 and named for the Latin words for spring, summer, and fall.


Who knew…all the extraordinary experiences in store for you! If your group prefers a more adventurous tour, check out some of the options below. We can customize any itinerary to fit your needs and ensure that everyone has a fun filled experience.

Release Your Inner Artist

What’s more fun than re-discovering your inner child? All Ways Pottery will provide you with the tools you need to express your artistic side. Let your creative juices flow as you paint your very own masterpiece. Select from the wide variety of pottery and paint it to suit your style. The staff will fire your piece and ship it to you, or better yet, make a return trip to Madison and pick it up! Prices from $15/person, additional charges for shipping

Lights, Camera, Action!

Are you an old movie buff, an Irene Dunne fan, did you love the Rat Pack? Well, have we got a tour for you! For nearly two months in the late summer of 1958, small town Madison rubbed elbows with some of Hollywood’s finest during the filming of the movie Some Came Running. Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Shirley MacLaine were among the stars in this movie based on a novel by James Jones and directed by Vincente Minnelli. One of Madison’s most knowledgeable guides will take you on an adventure that stretches from Hanover to Madison to just across the river in Kentucky. You will also see Irene Dunne’s home along with the sights and scenes from the 1958 movie Some Came Running. Call ahead and we will send you a copy of the movie to preview on the bus ride here. $200/motor coach group or $15/person for groups less than 20

If You Can’t Walk Home, Crawl!

Looking for some evening entertainment? Climb aboard the Madison Trolley for a private Pub Crawl. You will visit 3 of Madison’s liveliest night spots for appetizers and beverages, then the trolley will deliver you safely back to your hotel. Loads of fun and a great way to experience Madison’s nightlife! Minimum 20 people, maximum 40, $30/person

Not Your Ordinary Tour

Ever wonder what’s behind a door to nowhere? Or how the Lanier family summoned their servants? What construction oddity did architect Francis Costigan leave behind with no explanation? These are just a few of the things you will learn on the Behind the Scenes Tour at the Lanier Mansion. Be prepared to climb to new heights as you tour the cupola high atop the mansion. You will also be required to walk on uneven surfaces when you explore the basement. This tour is not handicap accessible. $10/adults, $8/seniors, $5/ child (under 12), limited tour size. Large groups will be divided and should allow 2 hours to accommodate the entire group. Reservations required

*Brough’s Folly

John Brough (pronounced Bruff), President/ Superintendant of Madison & Indianapolis Railroad from 1848-1854, proposed a new rail route to connect Madison and North Madison bypassing the unusually step grade of the current railroad cut. Brough’s plan was a gradual ascent along the hillside west of Madison through Clifty Creek Valley via two tunnels, emerging about a mile north of North Madison. After spending the equivalent of about 6 million of today’s dollars, the project was scrapped, hence the name “Brough’s Folly”. Hear Mr. Brough’s side of the story in a first person account, complete with costumed character. $1/student, $100/ motor coach groups

*Historic Trades Tours

For the ultimate “hands-on” experience, your group will not only tour three historic sites, but they will also learn three time honored traditions. At the Lanier Mansion, you will discover the art of making decorative floor cloths. Ever wonder what it would have been like to cook all your meals on an open hearth? Find out! Duck stew is on the menu at the Schofield House. You will dine on


this unusual delicacy accompanied by homemade bread and your choice of wine or old world cider. Next, watch a demonstration of the centuries old art of candle dipping at the Sullivan House. Then make your own beeswax candle by rolling a sheet of beeswax around a wick. Finish up with an old fashioned ice cream social! $34/person

Just for Kids!

Our historic sites also offer numerous programs for school groups. Programs are geared to different grade levels and include Charlie’s Trunk (preK-6) where students learn about what it was like to be a child in the 1840s. Included are stories, games, chores, manners, and schoolwork from that time. Clues in the Old Mansion (K-3) students discover clues about people from the past, by what they left behind. If These Walls Could Talk (Grades 5-8) is an interdisciplinary math and historic preservation experience that allows students to explore Greek Revival architecture and historic preservation. “Hands-on” options include making a quilt block (grades 3-6), knot tying and rope making ( grades 2-6), planting a kitchen garden (grades 1-6), and an Underground Railroad map activity (grades 4-6). Most of these programs run between $1-$3/student, some are seasonal, and vary in length

*Saved by the Bell

How would your group feel about taking a cemetery tour…at night…by lantern? Ever heard the expression “saved by the bell”? How did it originate? This tour is led by a costumed guide from A Step Back in Time and is conducted in one of Madison’s oldest cemeteries. You will learn about funeral and burial customs and interpretations of symbolism used on burial stones. To add to the setting, you can travel to the cemetery by a mule drawn wagon. This tour is only conducted in the evenings and walking is required, at times on uneven ground. A maximum of 30 people for each tour, allow 60-90 minutes, $10/person, $15/person for wagon transportation to cemetery, minimum of 20 people

*Spirits among the “Spirits”

For those of you interested in haunted history, our Haunted Tavern Tour is just the thing. This tour focuses on haunted history and includes stops at three of Madison’s most “spirited” taverns. Your guide will regale you with haunting tales as you wander the back alleys and discover our little known ghostly secrets. All tours are conducted in the evening and require walking, allow 60-90 minutes for the tour. $20/person including appetizers

*River Tales and Lore

Madison’s riverfront is beautiful, but it wasn’t always that way. Learn about the cholera epidemic and the devastation it caused as you follow this historic path. Your guide will relate graphic accounts of historical events and the early history of the Ohio River. All tours conducted in the evening and require walking, allow 60 minutes for this tour. $10/person

For the Saints and Sinners Among Us

Can you believe that murder and mayhem once reigned in Madison? Gamblers and madams worked their trades along our bustling riverfront. Your tour, complete with a step-on guide, will begin at the Madison Visitors Center as you learn about the seedier side of Madison in the early 1800s. In stark contrast, you will visit several early churches, sit in the pews and admire the stained glass windows. As always, good triumphs over evil when members of the clergy, along with several saintly residents, made Madison the respectable city it is today. End your tour on the wild side, as you enjoy lunch at Broadway Tavern-one of Indiana’s oldest taverns. Allow 3 hours for this tour, including lunch, some walking required. $125/group. Lunches starting at $6/person

Pipes, Steeples and Stained Glass

Madison has an abundance of 19th century churches with some of the finest representation of period stained glass. Some of the churches still include the original wooden pews. Walk through our historic district and visit many of these original sanctuaries. If you prefer, your bus can transport your group door to door. Learn the stories of the people who worshipped and served in these structures of beauty. The highlight of the tour is a 20 minute, private pipe organ concert by one of Madison’s professional organists. This guided tour may be customized to your group’s interest and time available. $150/group, allow at least 90 minutes. For a more in depth tour, $250/group and allow 3 hours

Faster is Not Always Better

The steady clip, clop of hooves is a familiar sound in downtown Madison as visitors tour our fair city aboard a carriage or wagon. In this fast paced time, nothing is more relaxing than to slow down and enjoy the ride. See our city from a different perspective as you discover all of the little nooks and crannies that make Madison an historic treasure. Broomtail Carriage, along with their trusty mules - Rickie and Lucy, are at the ready, and willing to help you experience the best of our city at a slower pace. These rides can also be combined with any of our walking tours. $15/person for 1 hour tour, minimum of 20 people, maximum 40

* Indicates costumed characters


Who knew…an abundance of history, too! Historic Sites *Dr. William Hutchings’ Office & Hospital

120 W. Third St. (812) 265-2967 Owned & operated by Historic Madison, Inc. Site Information: This 19th century “horse & buggy” doctor’s office and hospital contains most of the original equipment from Dr. Hutchings’ practice as well as Hutchings’ family furnishings. The building and its contents were preserved intact following Dr. Hutchings’ death in 1903. Admission Fee: $3/person, driver and guide are complimentary

*Francis Costigan House

408 W. Third St. (812) 265-2967 Owned & operated by Historic Madison, Inc. Site Information: Built and designed in 1850 by the architect of the Lanier and Shrewsbury-Windle homes for his family. The home displays Greek-inspired columns and moldings as well as ornate wood and plasterwork. Admission Fee: $3/person, driver and guide are complimentary

*Madison Railroad Station

615 W. First St. (812) 265-2335 Owned & operated by Jefferson Co. Historical Society Site Information: Called “a gem of a passenger station” because of its octagonal waiting room, this station also boasts stained glass windows and contains early railroad artifacts. Admission Fee: $4/person combination ticket also good for Heritage Center, driver and guide are complimentary

*Heritage Center

615 W. First St. (812) 265-2335 Owned & operated by Jefferson Co. Historical Society Site Information: Permanent and changing exhibits that portray the history of southeastern Indiana and the mid-Ohio River Valley. Gift shop and public restrooms, (handicap accessible) available. Admission Fee: $4/person combination ticket good also for RR Station, driver and guide are complimentary


*Jeremiah Sullivan House

304 W. Second St. (812) 265-2967 Owned & operated by Jefferson Co. Historical Society Site Information: This home, built in 1818 by Judge Jeremiah Sullivan, is an excellent example of Federal-style architecture. It is considered to be the first mansion in Madison and features the only known Federal serving kitchen on record in the country. Admission Fee: $3/person, driver and guide are complimentary

*Historic Eleutherian College

6927 W. State Rd. 250 (812) 273-9434 Site Information: A National Historic Landmark, the college was established in 1848 and was the first school in Indiana to offer college level education to all, regardless of race or gender. Admission Fee: $3/person, driver and guide are complimentary

*Shrewsbury-Windle Home (Newly re-opened)

301 W. First St. (812) 265-2967 Owned & operated by Historic Madison, Inc. Site Information: This home was built in 1846-1849 for Capt. Charles L. Shrewsbury and his family. Designed by Francis Costigan in the Classic Revival style this property is known for its free-standing spiral staircase, ornate carved stone work, and elaborate iron railings. Other notable characteristics include its 12 foot tall doors and 16 foot ceilings. Admission fee: $3/person, driver and guide are complimentary

*Georgetown Neighborhood

(812) 265-2967 Historic Madison, Inc. Site Information: A National Park Service Network to Freedom Site, Georgetown was the home to many free African-American families, and home base for several individuals instrumental in the operation of the UGRR. Walking tours: $3/person (30-45 minutes), driver and guide are complimentary

*Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

601 W. First St. (812) 265-3526 Owned & operated by the state of Indiana Site Information: The centerpiece of the site is the restored 1844 Greek Revival home of J.F.D. Lanier, one of the most influential figures in Indiana’s history in the first half of the 19th century. A National Historic Landmark, the site features formal gardens, a magnificent columned portico, and a commanding view of the Ohio River. Admission Fee: $4/person ($3.50 for groups of 11 or more) Behind the Scenes Tour $10/adult, $8/senior, $5/student (12 & under), guide is complimentary

*The Schofield House

*Schroeder Saddletree Factory

106 Milton St. (812) 265-2967 Owned & operated by Historic Madison, Inc. Site Information: This restored factory opened as a museum in 2002 complete with antique, operable, belt powered machinery. Demonstrations, tours, and exhibits show how saddle frames and other products were made between the years of 1878-1972. Admission Fee: $3/person, driver and guide are complimentary

*African Methodist Episcopal Church

309 E. Fifth St. (812) 265-2967 Owned & operated by Historic Madison, Inc. Site Information: The 1850 AME Church building, one of the oldest structures of its kind in the U.S., includes exhibits that commemorate Madison’s important Underground Railroad heritage. Admission Fee: $3/person, driver and guide are complimentary

217 W. Second St. (812) 265-4759 Owned & operated by the Indiana Masonic Lodge Site Information: Believed to be the first two-story tavern house in Madison. Built in the Federal-style, this house has served as an inn, post office, and grocery store. Admission Fee: $3/person, guide is complimentary

Hanover College

St. Rd. 56/62, Hanover (812) 866-7014 Site Information: This Liberal Arts College features a picturesque campus with Georgian-style buildings, located on a bluff overlooking the Ohio River. Tours can be arranged through the Public Relations Office. Free

Clifty Falls State Park

Entrances on St. Rd 56 (south entrance) and St. Rd. 62 (north entrance) Site Information: Over 1400 acres including hiking trails, waterfalls, campsites, an inn, and restaurant in a magnificent setting. Open year round Admission Fee: Charge March-September. Gate fee for motor coach groups $2/person (one time fee), gate waiver available for groups dining only, and gate fee for cars $5 /Indiana residents, $7/out of state residents.

* These sites offer student rates for tours


Who knew…a plethora of stores and galleries, too! Antiques


721 W. First St. (812) 273-3040 Three floors of antiques just steps away from the Visitors Center.

318 W. Main St. (812) 801-4700 or 888-361-5704 Handmade soaps and other body care, eco-friendly gifts made in Madison.

Lumber Mill Antique Mall

Main Street Antiques & Collectibles

210 E. Main St. (812) 274-4245 Longaberger, glassware, Howard products, and reproduction hardware.

Riverwest Antique Mall

1029 W.Second St. (812) 265-0740 Over 100 booths of antiques and collectibles.

Village Peddlar

224 E. Main St. (812) 265-5819 Featuring antiques, primitive décor, and candles. (Open Sat. & Sun. only)

*All Good Things Soaps & Such

*AllWays Pottery

219 E. Main St. (812) 273-5050 Paint your own pottery creations.


631 W. Main St. (812) 265-5781 Gifts, greeting cards, prints, cookbooks, and coffees.

Beaver Creek Nursery

5530 W. CR 900 S (812) 689-5595 Southern Indiana’s largest and most unique nursery.

Binzer Framing

313 W. Main St. (812) 273-3837 Custom framing.

Art Galleries Artisans Gallery

325 E. Main St. (812) 273-5050

113 E. Main St. (812) 265-5219 Madison’s only dog boutique.

Carlson Atelier & Fine Art

Blush on Main

301 Jefferson St. (812) 701-3993

Carolyn Lopez Studio-Watercolors Appointment Only (812) 265-4748

Madison Art Club Gallery-Art on Main

112 E. Main St. (812) 273-7000 Boutique home accents, salon, jewelry, purses, and handbags.

*Christy’s Candles & Gifts

309 W. Main St. (812) 265-2923

2631 Michigan Rd. (812) 273-2079 or 800-940-3031 Handmade candles, dishes, jewelry, and gift items.

Madison Buy Design Artisans Mall

Churchill’s Cigar Shop

118 E. Main St. (812) 801-1102

The Madison Brewery Art Gallery 928 Park Ave. (E. Main St.) (812) 274-2614

227 E. Main St. (812) 273-0937 Fine cigars and smoking accessories.

Crawdaddy Music

The West St. Art Center

310 West St. (corner of West and 2nd)

130 E. Main St. (812) 265-6087 Selling, appraising, buying new, used, and rare vintage instruments.

115 Gallery


115 E. Main St.


Blue Cerebus Dog Boutique

108 E. Main St. (812) 273-1193 Educational nature shop, aroma therapy products, jewelry, clothing, and indoor nature trail.

*E… Boutique

126 E. Main St. (812) 274-4308 Scarves, jewelry, purses, every women’s dream store!

Floating Cow and other things beautiful

111 E. Main St. (812) 273-4939 Life is Good apparel, Polish Pottery, jewelry, and unique gifts.

Galatea’s Art Store

324 Mulberry St. (812) 274-2787 Art supplies.

Galena Garlic Co.

317 W. Main St. 815-777-9625 Gourmet seasonings, rubs, snacks and much more.

*Gifts That Last

120 E. Main St. (812) 265-6717 Gifts, jewelry, books, gemstones, and aroma therapy for pain management.


222 E. Main St. (812) 265-5116 Jewelry, coins and collectibles.

*Harriette’s Knit Knook

103 E. Main St. (812) 274-2040 Yarn, knitting needles, patterns, and classes.

*Lanier Mansion Gift Shop

601 W. First St. (812) 265-3526 Jewelry, books, china, toys, postcards and scarves.

*Little People’s Boutique/Fine Threads

232 E. Main St. (812) 265-2835 or (812) 265-2588 Exclusive women’s and children’s specialty stores.

Madison Apothecary

835 W. Main St. (812) 265-4621 Pharmacy, beer, wine, and wheel chair rentals.

Madison Fudge Factory

630 W. Main St. (812) 273-5378 or 866-88-FUDGE Wooden toys, educational toys, fudge, salsa, and jams.

Margie’s Country Store

721 W. Main St. (812) 265-4429 Fabrics, quilting supplies, dishes, rugs, and gift items.

Madison Table Works

325 E. Main St. (812) 273-5050 or 877-522-5050 Featuring unique handcrafted custom tables.

*Nice Shots!

131 E. Main St. (812) 701-3028 Fine art photography, Madison souvenirs, and postcards.

*Rock-a-bye Lady

113 W. Main St. (812) 265-2990 Children’s clothing, books, dolls, and dollhouse miniatures.

*Something Simple

217 E. Main St. (812) 265-2566 Gift and home décor including rugs, dishes, and quilts.

*Sugar Creek Collectibles

109 E. Main St. (812) 265-2848 Primitive home décor, pipberries, barn quilts and barn stars.

*Village Lights Bookstore

110 E. Main St. (812) 265-1800 Quality books, used and new, traded and sold.

W of Madison located in Gallery 115 115 E. Main St. Home accents and accessories.

*Wanda’s Gifts

202 W. Main St. (812) 265-5166 Willlow Tree, jewelry, baskets, cards and unique gifts. *Ask about our 10% discount shopping card honored at these locations


Meeting Room Capacity

Comp room-Operator & Guide (O &G), Operator or Guide O/G O&G

Gate fee $2 pp (waiver for diners only) Cars $5 in state $7 out of state Free Onsite

$2 in $2 out prearr.

up to 350

Driver with 25 or more rooms

$1 per bag

None O and at this G w/ min time of 20 rooms booked

Free onsite

Free prearr.



Free Onsite

$1.50 50 per bag


Hot Continental Breakfast

Free Onsite

$2 per bag prearr.


Hot Breakfast

Free Onsite

Tour no fee 200 pre- Offsite Operator at arr. Livery Stable

Dbl./Dbl Rooms


King Rooms

Total # Handicap Rooms









Clifty Inn Clifty Falls State Park, Rt.56 Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 265-4135, 877-LODGES-1 Contact: Kim Gardner






2 w/ Y 1Qn. bed & 1w/ 2Qn beds


I&O N but dining avail. on site

54 Comfort Inn 3767 Clifty Dr., Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 273-4443, 800-4-CHOICE Contact: Glenda









Y w/ some hot items

Country Hearth 308 Demaree Dr. Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 273-0757, 866-503-5191 Contact: Jill Compton






2 singles w/ Q bed



no pool

Free hot b-fast

Hillside Inn 831 E. Main St. Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 265-3221, 877-265-3231 Contact: Niki









no pool

Holiday Inn Express 300 Franks Dr. Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 265-1111, 1-800-HOLIDAY Contact: Renie Stephens Riverboat Inn & Suites 906 E. First St. Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 265-2361 Contact: Kathie Petkovic















front Y desk staff only


Free Continental Breakfast

Single Room



Baggage Handling-$/ Free pre-arranged


Best Way Inn of Madison 700 Clifty Dr., Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 273-5151, 800-497-8863 Contact Mgr.

Property Name Address, Phone & Contact Info

Motorcoach Parking Onsite free/ fee

$1 per bag prearr.

Welcome Reception on request Pool- Indoor (I) Outdoor (O)

Free Onsite

Total # of Rooms

Meet & Greet Service

Who knew…a great stay awaits you!


One free or every ten rooms booked Driver

Tour Operator

Who many sweet treats for you! Confectioneries & Coffee Shops Address & Phone


Days Open/Hours

*The Attic/Coffee Mill Cafe 631 W. Main St., Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 265-5781

Coffees, teas, pies, pastries & gelato

M-S. 7:30-5p. Sun. 12 -4p. May-Dec.

Cocoa Safari 118 W. Main St., Madison,IN. 47250 (812) 273-8800

Handmade chocolates

M-F 11-6p. Sat. 10-6p. Sun. 11-5p.

*Horst’s Little Bakery Haus 843 W. Main St., Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 274-2051

Fresh baked pastries and country breakfasts.

M-Sat. 5-12p. Breakfast served until 11:00a

Madison Coffee & Tea 100 W. Main St. Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 265-9200

Coffees, teas and smoothies

M-Sat. 7-7p Sun. 9-4p

Madison Fudge Factory 630 W. Main St. Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 273-5378

Serving 50 flavors of fudge, salsas and jams

M-Sat. 11-5p. Sun. 12-4p. Closed Sundays Jan-April

*Madison Nut & Candy Co. 207 E. Main St. Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 265-0065

Nostalgic candy, nuts and taffy

Princess Perry’s Cupcakes 229 E. Main St. Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 767-5479

Cupcakes, coffee, hot chocolate, cookies and pies

T-Fri. 11-6p. Sat. 9-9p. Sun.(Apr-Sept.) open for events 12-5p. Mon. open holidays only Daily 7:30-7p.

*Ask about our 10% discount card good at these locations


Smoking(S) / Non Smoking (NS)

Days Open/ Hours

Comp. Meal Operator & Guide(O&G) Operator or Guide (O/G)


Credit Cards Accepted AMC =all major cards

Wheelchair Accessible

Motorcoach Parking$/Free, Nearby

Buffet Dining Capacity

Sit Down Dining Capacity

Meals Served B,L,D

Dining, Address, Phone, & Contact Info



Bistro One 122 E. Main St. (812) 273-9448 Contact: Nick


L w/ prior arr & D



Free Yes M,V



W-Sat. 5:30-9p.


Broadway Hotel & Tavern 313 Broadway, (812) 273-2346 Contact: Manager

American Cuisine, cocktails



Avail. at Livery Stable or Patio

Free Yes AMC


O &G

M-Th 11-9p. F-Sat. 11-10p. S 11-8p.


Crystal & Jules 709 W. Main St. (812) 274-1077 Contact: Andy

Gournet dining with full bar

L, D



Free Yes V & MC 18%

no comps

Lunch T-Sat. 11-2p. Dinner T-Th. 5-9p. F& Sat. 5-9:30p.


Downtowner 104 E. Main St. • (812) 265-4343 Contact: Harry or Stacey

Soups, salads, sandwiches




Free Yes AMC except Dis.


O &G

M-Th.& Sun. 10:30 -8p. F. & Sat. 10:30-9p.


Francos 119 E. Main St. (812) 265-5626 Contact: Alberto

Authentic Italian and American



upon request

Free Yes All Credit and Debit Cards

Groups O & G 10 or for large more groups 20%

B&L M-F 10:30-2:30p. Sat. 7:30-2:30p. Sun. 9-2p. Dinner M-Sat. 4:30-9p.


*Joeyg’s Restaurant & Nightclub 218 E. Main St. • (812) 273-8862 Contact: Manager

American Cuisine, cocktails

L 59 (wknd only),D


Free Yes AMC



Sun. 12-10p. M-Th. 4-11p. F 4-12a. Sat. 11-1a.


Key West Shrimp House 117 Ferry St. • (812) 265-2831 Contact: Scott or Susan

Seafood, steak & chicken




Free Yes AMC



T-Sat. Lunch 11-2p. NS Dinner T-F 5-9p. Sat. 5-10p. S 12-8p.

Harry’s Stone Grill 621 W. Clifty Dr. (812) 273-3408 Contact: Harry

Steaks, seafood, pasta, and chicken

L, D


Up to 100

Free Yes AMC



Daily 11-11p.

Sakka Blue 719 W. Main St. (812) 274-2583 Contact: Scott

Japanese Bistro & Sushi Bar


24 in rest. and 48 in pub (may use both locations)


Free Yes AMC



Lunch T-F 11-2:30p. N/S Dinner T-Th. 5-9p. Fri. 5-10p. Sat.12-10p. Sun. 12-5p.

Shooters 101 E. Main St. • (812) 265-3841 Contact: Harry or Stacey

Sandwiches, salads and cocktails




Free Yes AMC



Sun. -Th. 11-10p. F-Sat. 11-12a.


The Falls Restaurant Clifty Falls State Park Hwy 56 (812) 265-4135 or 877-LODGES-1 Contact: Kim

Midwest County Cooking

B,L &D

160 in restaurant

350Free Yes V,MC, 400 in Dis, AX banquet rooms


Driver or Escort w/ purchase of 25 meals

Daily Br.& Lunch 7a.-2p. Dinner 5-9p. Hours vary by season.


The Pines 2700 Michigan Rd. (812) 273-4645 Contact: Mary Beth

Home cooked L,D buffet style lunch and dinner



Free Yes V, MC,AX Dis


1 comp per bus

W&Th. 11-2p. & 4-9p. Fr. 11-2p. & 4-9:30p. Sat 4-9p. Sun. 11-4 p.


The Red Pepper 902 W. Main St. (812) 265-3354 Contact: John or Lori

Soups, salads, sandwiches pizzas & calzones



Free Yes AMC



M-Th. 10 -8p. Fr. & Sat 10-9p.



Please refer to the Madison Visitor’s Guides for other restaurant selections for small groups.


NS/ s on patio

* 10% discount with shopping card

Who Knew…we even have meeting places for your crew! Madison’s relaxing atmosphere and outstanding meeting facilities make it the perfect destination for small conventions and executive retreats. Madison can easily manage groups from 10 to 400, with both onsite and offsite catering alternatives

Broadway Hotel & Tavern

Hillside Inn

The Pines

Clifty Inn

Knights of Columbus

Venture Out Business Center

313 Broadway Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 265-2346 Contact: Manager Capacity: 2 rooms 25 & 35 Clifty Falls State Park Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 265-4135 Contact: Kim Gardner Capacity: 30-250

Elk’s Lodge

1251 W. Main St. Madison, In. 47250 (812) 265-2466 Contact: Tracy Capacity: 80

Franco’s Family Restaurant 119 E. Main St. Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 265-5626 Contact: Alberto Capacity: Small room 10 Large Room 24 Restaurant 125

Hanover College

Hanover Indiana (812) 866-7119 Contact: Dave Collier Capacity: 5-500

Harry’s Stone Grill 621 Clifty Dr. Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 273-3408 Contact: Harry Capacity: up to 90

831 E Main St. Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 265-3221 Contact: Niki Capacity: up to 45 2250 Lanier Dr. Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 265-1537 Contact: Manager Capacity: 300 up 75 & 75 down

2700 Michigan Rd. Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 265-4645 Contact: Manager Capacity: 2 rooms 25, 1 room 100 975 Industrial Dr, Suite 1 Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 273-6510 Contact: Helen Cope Capacity: 3 rooms 50-75 each Capacity: 30 to 250

Livery Stable

309 Broadway Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 265-2346 or (812) 599-3986 Contact: Manager Capacity: 275-400 (Can also accommodate smaller groups)

Moose Lodge

1340 Michigan Rd. Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 273-6220 Contact: Manager Capacity: up to 250

The Old Masonic Hall

217-219 E. Main St. Madison, IN. 47250 (812) 265-9088 Contact: Donn Campbell Capacity: Conference Room 14 Large Room 75 seats, 204 not seated


Who Knew... Things you might need to know Downtown Churches

Public Transportation

413 E. Second St. (812) 273-5835


Prince of Peace Catholic Christ Episcopal

Catch- a -Ride

506 Mulberry St. (812) 265-5158

Transportation Rentals

First Christian

(812) 701-4013

512 W. Main St. (812) 265-3945

First Baptist

416 Vine St. (812) 265-2331

Trinity United Methodist 412 W. Main St. (812) 265-3059

Madison Trolley

Broomtail Carriage (812) 756-7655

Taxi service Hilltop Taxi

Drug Stores

(812) 265-3337

835 W. Main St. (812) 265-4621

207 Jefferson St. (812) 265-8777

Madison Apothecary (downtown) CVS (hilltop)

Post Office

500 Clifty Dr. (812) 273-2117

Downtown Banks

Walgreens (hilltop)

233 E. Main St. (812) 273-4949

129 Clifty Dr. (812) 273-5840

River Valley

River Valley Drive-thru*

401 E. Main St. (812) 273-4949*

Main Source

213 E. Main St. (812) 265-5121

Main Source Drive-thru*

417 Jefferson St. (812) 265-5121 *ATM’s

Movie Theatres Ohio Theatre

105 E. Main St. (812) 273-4880

Great Escape

744 Clifty Dr. (812) 273-6061


Madison Jefferson Co. Public Library 420 W. Main St. (812) 265-2744


now you’ll know. VisitMadison, Inc. (We have a new name!) The Visitors Center provides restrooms, brochures, a gift shop, and a video presentation. The video is an overview of Madison featuring attractions, festivals, industry and the early history of Madison.

Video Presentation Our viewing area can accommodate about 75 people. The ten-minute video is shown at no cost, but advance notice to reserve the room is appreciated.

Video Loan We will gladly loan videos to groups in advance of their visit. We also have some Madison videos available for purchase.

Restrooms Our facility is equipped with handicap-accessible restrooms and a separate family friendly restroom. The Main Street Comfort Station, 221 W. Main St., located in the heart of downtown, is a great central location for drop-offs and pick-ups. It has restroom facilities and a designated space for short term parking. We also have restrooms along the riverfront at West and Vaughn Sts. for your convenience. All are ADA compliant.

Brochures Our selection of informational brochures includes Madison and Jefferson County as well as other cities and attractions throughout Indiana. We will be happy to mail our Visitors Guide, filled with local information including lodging, restaurants, shopping, and attractions, to you in advance of your visit.

Step-on Guide Service (Pre-arrangement required) We can also arrange a step-on guide for your group. A qualified tour guide will board your motor coach and give an informative tour, mentioning points of interest, shopping, museum information, etc. This tour usually takes 30 minutes and can be customized depending on the interest of the group (for example: architecture, history, etc.). The cost of this service is $45.00 and is an excellent way to learn about Madison. One hour step-on guides are $60.00. Step-on guides are also available for an entire day (call for pricing).

Tour Guide (Pre-arrangements required) We have several talented tour guides who can help escort your group for a day or more. We are happy to make arrangements with a tour guide to help facilitate your tour. Rates vary according to the needs and size of your group. Guides are available for any length of time. Customized tours are priced individually depending on the tour.

Lectures or talks on Madison (Pre-arrangements required) We can also arrange special presentations on several topics including architecture, the town’s role in the Civil War, the Underground Railroad, winemaking, etc. Fees vary

Madison Trolley Tours Two trolleys, each with a 25 passenger capacity, are available for one hour narrated tours highlighting Madison’s attractions and history. One trolley $175.00 for the first hour, second hour (if needed) $100.00. Larger groups requiring both trolleys $350.00 for the first hour and $200.00 for each additional hour.

Carriage and Wagon Rides Broomtail Carriage offers private carriage rides for up to 6 passengers. If your group is larger you might want to consider their wagons. Two wagons are available and each wagon will accommodate about 20 adults. Carriage rides around $35 for ½ hour ride. Wagon rental $15.00/person for a one hour tour, minimum 20, maximum 40 adults.

National Historic Landmark District 3 National Historic Landmarks 3 Wineries Art Galleries and Studios Clifty Falls State Park Group Friendly Events VisitMadison 601 West First Street 800-559-2956

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2012 Group Tour Planner  
2012 Group Tour Planner  

Madison is located along the Ohio River midway between Louisville and Cincinnati in Southeast Indiana. It offers the beauty of a major river...