From beautiful parks to one-of-a-kind guided tours, you’re sure to find an array of opportunities to explore our outdoors.

Learn the history of our river town on a horse drawn carriage if that’s what you fancy or hike out into Clifty Falls State Park to admire the endless natural sites and beauty.

No matter the time of year, you’re sure to be swept away by our stunning architecture and landscapes nestled in the Ohio River Valley.


Madison Community Players, Inc.

A non-profit theater group entertaining our community with a variety of plays throughout the year.

(812) 493-3357

Madison 6 Cinema

Great place to catch a movie when you’re in town.

744 Jefferson Court
(812) 273-6061


Broomtail Carriage Company

A historic tour through downtown Madison on a beautiful horse and carriage ride is a wonderful way to slow down and get a glimpse of Madison. Perfect for a romantic couple’s ride or a group of friends.

(812) 756-4168

Rockin’ Thunder River Tours

Boat tours on the Ohio river. Explore the rivers on a variety of excursions ranging from 2 hours to 2 days. An amazing way to enjoy the river and learn the history of the Ohio and Kentucky rivers.

100 E Vaughn Drive
(812) 701-1155

Rolling Thunder–Open Cockpit Bi-Plane Tours

Airplane tours and discovery flights. From a relaxing flight around town or full on aerobatic flying – the choice is yours!

3919 West IMS Lane
(812) 701-9990

Explore Our Outdoors

Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge

Encompasses 50,000 acres in 3 counties. The refuge has been designated as a “Globally Important Bird Area” and has a mission to preserve, conserve, and restore biodiversity and biological integrity of the land.

1661 W. Jpg Niblo Rd. Madison, IN 47250
(812) 273-0783

Clifty Falls State Park

A beautiful Indiana State Park and Inn with hiking trails, waterfalls, camping, swimming, events, and tours.

2221 Clifty Drive
(812) 273-8885

Crystal Beach Pool

Community swimming pool down by the Ohio River, established in 1938.

400 W Vaughn Drive
(812) 273-6268

Hanover Park & Amphitheater

Family park, playground, and amphitheater with live music events.

200 Spruce Lane Hanover, In

Hargan Matthew’s Park/Playground

Family playground located at the Riverfront.

101 E Vaughn Drive

Hatcher Hill Trail

3/4 mile paved hiking and biking trail.

1804 Hatcher Hill Road

Heritage Trail

Paved walking trail connecting Downtown Madison to the east side of the hilltop.

Vernon Street & Vaughn Drive

Madison-Milton Bridge Walking Path

Walk your way from Indiana to Kentucky along the Madison/Milton bridge and enjoy the view from high above the Ohio River.

US 421 & Vaughn Drive

Madtown Hunters

A local group inspiring community scavenger hunts. Join the fun and find some of Madison’s hidden treasures.


Riverfront Park

Take a stroll along the riverfront. A beautiful walkway that takes you along the Ohio River. This walk pays tribute to friends and family of Madison with benches and swings for relaxing as well as an observation deck overlooking Ohio.

Vaughn Drive


Butler Falls Golf Course

An 18-hole course with cart rental and a pro shop.

4766 W. Butler Falls Dr. Hanover, IN 47243
(812) 806-1833

Clifty Golf Range & Miniature Golf

Features a driving range and an 18-hole miniature golf course.

3323 IN Hwy 56 Hanover, IN 47243
(812) 273-9339

Cozy Acres Golf Course

A 9-hole golf course with a driving range, pro shop, and miniature golf.

4040 N Old State Rd 62
(812) 273-3137

River Chase Golf Course

A 9-hole public golf course that sits directly on the Ohio River.

1253 W Main Street
(812) 265-2139

Sunrise Golf Course

160 acres with 18 holes for all skill levels, owned by the city of Madison.

2136 Michigan Road
(812) 265-8334

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