"A town of Contrasts" Madison by Toughluck

Madison Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 34 photos

The old town along the River
The new town up on the hill

Madison is nestled into the Valley along the Ohio River. But don't be fooled by this quaint, charming, little town. It has leaped up the bluffs and is now spreading across the uplands. There are modern shops and chain restaurants along Indiana 62. The original movie theater 'downtown' is now in competition with a multi-plex up on the hill. Don't miss either part of town.

To the west is Clifty Falls State Park. Like town there is both an up and a down. Only here, you start up and walk down. There are no roads through the river valley, so you'll have to walk.

If you want to drive through a valley, go east along the Ohio. The road twist and turns with the river. You'll find vistas across the valley, then find your self among fields and trees. Several small towns will be found and you may find a place for a meal that makes the day complete.

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To the west is Clifty Falls State Park. Like town there is both an up and a down. Only here, you start up and walk down. There are no roads through the river valley, so you'll have to walk.

If you want to drive through a valley, go east along the Ohio. The road twist and turns with the river. You'll find vistas across the valley, then find your self among fields and trees. Several small towns will be found and you may find a place for a meal that makes the day complete. Take time to enjoy driving along the Ohio River Scenic Byway, both up and down the river.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A walk in the past, with the conveniences of today.
  • Cons:Out of season many places are closed
  • In a nutshell:Worth a second and third visit.
  • Last visit to Madison: May 2006
  • Intro Updated Jun 20, 2007
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