Madison is located along the Ohio River Scenic Byway between Louisville, KY & Cincinnati, OH. The rolling hills, limestone bluffs and small towns in southern Indiana offer a great opportunity to explore. Follow the trail of John Hunt Morgan, Chief White Eye or Michigan Road (the first road commissioned by the state in 1826). Explore the hills and valleys of southern Indiana.
Check out our beautiful architecture and iconic Broadway Fountain during a walking tour around town.
Hanover College just a couple of miles from downtown Madison has a lovely campus with a Science Center open to the public. Find your way to “The Point” for one of the best views of the Ohio River Valley – don’t forget your camera.
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 in 1886 by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Originally cast in iron it was recast in bronze to commemorate the nation’s bicentennial in 1976.Address: North Broadway & Main Street
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.Address: Canaan
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.Address: Hanover
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.Address: P.O. Box 407 Versailles IN 47402
Phone: 812-689-6410 X5
Michigan Road Historic Byway
The first road commissioned by the Indiana State Legislature in 1826, it connected Madison on the Ohio River to Michigan City on Lake Michigan via Indianapolis, the new state capital. The Michigan Road winds its way through fourteen counties and more than two dozen communities. It connects the north with the south and touches all of the topography we recognize as home in Indiana.www: www.historicmichiganroad.org
Ohio River Scenic RoutePhone: 800-559-2956
The Science Center
Self guided tour. Displays include colorful minerals, rare & unusual fossils, art & cultural exhibits, butterfly collection and much more.Address: Hanover College