Attractions & Scenic Routes
This ornate fountain is one of only four remaining of this style in the world. Originally exhibited in Philadelphia in 1876, it was presented to the city in1886 by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Originally cast in iron it was recast in bronze as a bicentennial celebration of the citizens of Madison in 1976.
Chief White Eye Trail
The Kremer House (1850) located in Canaan, is open by appointment and operated by The Canaan Restoration Council. This drive through the rolling hills, farmland and forest of the eastern portion of Jefferson County is magnificent during spring and fall.
Founded in 1827, this is the oldest private four-year college in Indiana. The 630-acre campus overlooks the Ohio River valley and offers breathtaking views while taking a scenic drive.
Indiana Wine Trail
Experience 6 wineries tucked into the beautiful rolling hills and historic river towns of southeast Indiana.
John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail
Relive the most significant event in Indiana during the American Civil War, 1861-65. The 185 mile trail follows the footsteps of Confederate Raider John Hunt Morgan’s 2000 men and horses. Part of the route traverses Jefferson County and is highlighted with a campsite in Dupont.
Madison Farmers’ Market
Apr- Oct Tues, Thurs, Sat
Local produce and artisan goods sold around the Broadway Fountain. Saturday’s Market features live music and freshly made breakfast.
Ohio River Scenic Route
Designated a National Scenic Byway, this portion of the scenic drive hugs the river’s edge among picturesque hills and valleys surrounding the majestic Ohio River.
The Science Center
Self guided tour. Displays include colorful minerals, rare & unusual fossils, art & cultural exhibits, butterfly collection and much more.
Underground Railroad Driving Tour
Experience the history of the UGRR in SE Indiana, the routes traveled by runaway slaves and the location of the safe houses that hid them from danger. Learn about the people and places that created Indiana’s Freedom Trails.
Self guided tour - $3 booklet