Madison, Indiana

A quaint, small-town river city with lots of adventure that will make any visitor feel like a local. 

Founded in 1809, Madison, Indiana is a “small-town” city that is nestled along the Ohio River and only a short drive from the nearby larger cities:

  • 1 Hour drive from Louisville, KY
  • 2 Hours from Lexington, KY
  • 1 Hour and 45 mintues from Indianapolis, IN
  • 1 Hour and 15 minutes from Cincinnati, OH

Madison’s claim to fame is the Madison Regatta every 4th of July weekend. Dating back as early as 1911, this hydroplane boat race brings anywhere from 70,000 to 100,000 race fans. Surrounding the race is a week-long riverfront festival full of food, music, and friends.

Not a fan of hydroplane racing? No worries! The city is full of unique eateries ranging from full-service restaurants to locally owned sweet shops. And for those 21 and over, enjoy wineries and breweries that feature local beers and cocktails. Once you have a full belly, you can walk it off by taking a stroll through downtown and view beautiful architecture dating back to the 19th century. While you’re here, stop in some of the local shops to pick up the perfect souvenir to take home with you.

With so much history, art, food, and fun, there is something for everyone in Madison. So what are you waiting for? Starting planning your visit today!

  • 40+ shops

  • 30+ eateries

  • Unique wineries & breweries

  • Walking & hiking trails

  • Less than 3 miles from Clifty Falls State Park

  • Largest contiguous National Historic Landmark District in the country

  • Numerous history tours

  • Live music events – Indiana’s Music City!

  • Perfect for art lovers

  • Small-town feel with lots to do

From shops and restaurants to museums and live entertainment, explore all the fun Madison, Indiana has to offer.