We know how to throw a party! We’ve been doing this since 1809….there is ALWAYS something to do when you come to Madison. There are home tours, music events, garden tours, holiday events, parades, arts/crafts shows, 5Ks, car shows, food & wine tastings, and beer on tap – just to name a few.

Our largest events include Madison River Jam (formerly RiverRoots), Madison Regatta, Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues, Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art, Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew Festival, Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes, and Wonderland in the Park.

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October 2020

Clifty Falls State Park October Interpretive Programs

October 2 - October 31
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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From Canyon Rim, Railroad, Fossil, and Waterfall hikes, to Nature Strolls, tunnel tours, geocaching, pumpkin painting, to an Owl Prowl and more come to Clifty Falls State Park and enjoy all that nature has to offer during October. Check out two full pages! To view this month's interpretive programs at Clifty Falls State Park click here: October Clifty Interpretive Programs_2020

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Clifty Falls of Fear Weekend

October 23 - October 25
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Join us for a weekend of fun Halloween activities! There will be a haunted trail, campsite decorating contest, costume contest, trick-or-treating in the campground, and more! For more information about these events please contact the Nature Center at 812-273-0609.

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Fourth Friday Downtown

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Participating stores have extended hours, great shopping, awesome restaurants, family activities, live music, and FREE trolley rides. 5-8/9pm 812-274-0195.

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Morning Music at Farmers Market of Madison

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2020

Broadway Fountain, N. Broadway Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE

Enjoy #LocalMusic talent while you support the farmers market. Listen to Madison area bands while you shop and/or enjoy our bi-weekly breakfast. Music at The Farmers Market of Madison is presented by The Friendship State Bank.

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Candlelit Tunnel Tour at Clifty Falls State Park

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Candlelit Tunnel Tour - Join the naturalist on a guided candlelit hike through Brough’s tunnel. Discover its unique history and the wildlife that lives there. Meet at Oak Grove shelter for this rugged 45 minute hike. Be prepared to get your feet wet! 2 Tour Times: 1:00 P.M. and 2:00 P.M.

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Live Music at Mad Paddle Brewery featuring Leah Pruett

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mad Paddle Brewery, 301 West Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Leah Pruett plays an entertaining mix of old and new blues, country, rock, and pop spanning the 60's through today.

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100 Years of Clifty Falls

October 27
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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On the official 100th birthday of Clifty Falls State Park, join us for a day of our guests’ favorite programs! Waterfall Hikes, Tunnel Tours, a history presentation, and more! For more information about these events please contact the Nature Center at 812-273-0609.

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Waterfall Wander at Clifty Falls State Park

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Waterfall Wander - Meet at Clifty Shelter for a 1 hour moderately rugged hike through one of the most scenic sections of Clifty Canyon. There’s a chance to see 5 waterfalls along the way!

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Morning Music at Farmers Market of Madison

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2020

Broadway Fountain, N. Broadway Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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FREE

Enjoy #LocalMusic talent while you support the farmers market. Listen to Madison area bands while you shop and/or enjoy our bi-weekly breakfast. Music at The Farmers Market of Madison is presented by The Friendship State Bank.

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Halloween Scarecrow Display Contest

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Madison Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Enjoy judging any Main Street businesses displaying scarecrow on Halloween day! Winners announced at 1:00 p.m. Grab your fall décor, a straw bale or 2 and a few pumpkins and design a scarecrow display! Madison Main Street Program presents its first annual scarecrow display contest. BUSINESSES & RESIDENTS are encouraged to create a scarecrow display that represents them/their family, their business, or their brand and represents the season. Business owners & residents should register by MONDAY, OCTOBER 21st. Displays can…

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Madison Halloween Festival

October 31 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Madison Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

The City of Madison will host a ‘Halloween Festival’ on Saturday, Halloween day, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Families and children are encouraged to dress up in costumes and head to Main Street where the festival will be held. There will be a petting zoo with over 20 animals, a juggler entertaining the crowd, a canine costume contest, vendors, candy and more! Judging for both costume contests will begin at 11:30 a.m. in front of City Hall. Main Street…

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Waterfall Hike at Clifty Falls State Park

October 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Waterfall Hike - Meet at Clifty Shelter for a 1 hour moderately rugged hike through one of the most scenic sections of Clifty Canyon. There’s a chance to see 5 waterfalls along the way!

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Tunnel Tour at Clifty Falls State Park

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Tunnel Tour - Join the naturalist on a guided hike through Brough’s tunnel. Discover its unique history and the wildlife that lives there. Meet at Oak Grove Shelter for this rugged 45 minute hike. Bring a flashlight and be prepared to get your feet wet!

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Jack-O-Lantern Walk & Trick or Treat

October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lanier Mansion, 601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Stroll the front lawn of Lanier Mansion Halloween night, Saturday, October 31st, for the 'Jack-O-Lantern Walk and Trick or Treat' event. Enjoy different carved and lit pumpkins lined along the Lanier sidewalks. Trick or treating will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for a socially distanced sweet treat, walk ends at 9:00 p.m. Brought to you by Visit Madison, Inc. Follow the Facebook Event for any updates, click here. . . 𝐂𝐀𝐋𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐏𝐔𝐌𝐏𝐊𝐈𝐍 𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒! Help light up & line Lanier Mansion…

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Live Music at Mad Paddle Brewery featuring Bomas & Ritter

October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mad Paddle Brewery, 301 West Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Mary Bomar and Bob Ritter met in Nashville, and for over 31 years have been performing their brand of acoustic /pop music. Drawing on diverse influences such as Joni Mitchell, Dan Fogelberg, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Seger, Ray Charles, Neil Young, The Beatles and the Eagles, and are known for their tight harmony, intricate guitar arrangements.

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Halloween Celebration at Thomas Family Winery

October 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thomas Family Winery, 208 East Second Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Thomas Family Winery is Celebrating 25 years in Madison!  Join in the Halloween celebration with live music by Bill Lancton, Jimmy Davis, and Joe Perkinson! Facebook Event Link

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November 2020

9th Annual Square Deal Show

November 1 @ 11:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Art on Main, 309 W. Main Street
Madison, 47250 United States
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Any artist, all ages, may participate by purchasing 2 blank 12" square unframed canvases and creating your masterpiece to be displayed at Art on Main from November 1st thru December 31st. All pieces will be for sale for $99. November 1 - December 31 11am-5pm M, T, Th, F, Sa; Su 12-4pm Art on Main

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Deal with the Dealer & Christmas Open House

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Deal with the Dealer at the Annual Christmas Open House! 1,000's of items available! 9am-6pm at Lumber Mill Antique Mall and Persnickety Antiques & Flea Market. Get the best deal in town! Call 812-273-3040 for details. Look for the ORANGE balloons! Lumber Mill Antique Mall 721 W. First Street Madison, IN 47250 Persnickety Antiques & Flea Market 215 Lagrange Road Hanover, IN 47243  

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Indiana Wine Trail Fall Haul

November 7 @ 11:00 am - November 8 @ 5:00 pm
Free

11am-5pm.  Tour all five participating Southeast Indiana Wineries, food and wine pairings. Click here to see Facebook Event

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Live Music at Mad Paddle Brewery featuring Matthew Williams

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mad Paddle Brewery, 301 West Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Matthew Williams, Scottsburg Indiana, started his love for country music at a young age. He started playing country music at the age of 13 years old. His talent really shines once he starts playing some Garth Brooks!

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Downtown Holiday Open House

November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Main Street's Signature Event!  Elaborate holiday displays, new releases of holiday items, special promotions, and goodies for customers. For more info go to www.madisonmainstreet.com

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Live Music at Mad Paddle Brewery featuring The Leftovers

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mad Paddle Brewery, 301 West Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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An acoustic duo based out of Louisville. A night with them takes you on a journey from CCR to Ozzy to Childers. Driving funk beats and blues riffs on the guitar, with vocals that cover a range you have not heard before. The duo consists of Billy Galloway on guitar and backing vocals, with Heather Lynn Minnich providing the lead vocals.

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Festival of Trees & Host of Angels

November 27 - December 31
Lanthier Winery, 123 Mill Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free

10am-6pm November 27 - December 31 The Midwest's largest collection of Holiday angels are showcased during the Festival of Trees. For more info 812-273-2409

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Cancelled – Nights Great Cookie Caper!

November 27 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Madison Visitor’s Center, 601 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fridays and Saturdays of the Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes weekends, at the Visitors Center.  Purchase homemade cookies and sweet treats WHILE THEY LAST!  All proceeds benefit local charity.

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Fourth Friday Downtown

November 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Participating stores have extended hours, great shopping, awesome restaurants, family activities, live music, and FREE trolley rides. 5-8/9pm 812-274-0195.

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Cancelled – Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

November 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$20

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) this event is cancelled for 2020. Save the 2021 Dates: Nov 26 & 27 and Dec 3 & 4. Fridays 5-9pm and Saturdays 3-9pm.  Celebrate the Christmas season while touring public sites and historic private homes. Adult tickets $20, children (5-12) $5.  Sponsored by the Visit Madison, 800/559-2956 or 812/265-2956. Pre-sale tickets $15 for adults (this price ends 2 weeks before the first night of the tour). For groups of 20 or more call 812-265-2956 or 800-559-2956…

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Light Up Madison!

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Broadway Fountain Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
FREE

6pm at Historic Broadway Fountain.  Bring your family and join the community in lighting up Madison at the Historic Broadway Fountain, listen to music provided by Trinity United Methodist and see Santa! Caroling & Cookies at the Madison Library from 5-6PM. Start the holiday season in Madison.

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Small Business Saturday

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating indefinitely

Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Shop Small. Shop Local. Shop Madison's downtown.  Holiday shopping at its best!

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Cancelled – Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

November 28 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$20

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) this event is cancelled for 2020. Save the 2021 Dates: Nov 26 & 27 and Dec 3 & 4. Fridays 5-9pm and Saturdays 3-9pm.  Celebrate the Christmas season while touring public sites and historic private homes. Adult tickets $20, children (5-12) $5.  Sponsored by the Visit Madison, 800/559-2956 or 812/265-2956. Pre-sale tickets $15 for adults (this price ends 2 weeks before the first night of the tour). For groups of 20 or more call 812-265-2956 or 800-559-2956…

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Cancelled – Nights Great Cookie Caper!

November 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Madison Visitor’s Center, 601 W. First Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fridays and Saturdays of the Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes weekends, at the Visitors Center.  Purchase homemade cookies and sweet treats WHILE THEY LAST!  All proceeds benefit local charity.

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December 2020

Cancelled – Nights Great Cookie Caper!

December 4 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Madison Visitors Center, 601 W. First St.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fridays and Saturdays of the Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes weekends, at the Visitors Center.  Purchase homemade cookies and sweet treats WHILE THEY LAST!  All proceeds benefit local charity.

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Cancelled – Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$20

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) this event is cancelled for 2020. Save the 2021 Dates: Nov 26 & 27 and Dec 3 & 4. Fridays 5-9pm and Saturdays 3pm-9pm.  Celebrate the Christmas season while touring public sites and historic private homes. Adult tickets $20, children (5-12) $5. Sponsored by the VisitMadison, Inc., 800/559-2956 or 812/265-2956. Pre-sale tickets $15 for adults (this price ends 2 weeks before the first night of the tour. For groups of 20 or more call 812-265-2956 or…

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A Very Merry Madison Christmas Parade

December 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Main Street Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map
Free

Join amazing floats, marching bands, favorite characters, and giant helium balloons as they usher in the season! Main St., Jefferson to Mill. For more information contact pkelsey@madison.k12.in.us Presented by GermanAmerican Bank

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Cancelled – Nights Great Cookie Caper!

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Madison Visitors Center, 601 W. First St.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fridays and Saturdays of the Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes weekends, at the Visitors Center.  Purchase homemade cookies and sweet treats WHILE THEY LAST!  All proceeds benefit local charity.

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Cancelled – Nights before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

December 5 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Downtown, Main Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$20

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) this event is cancelled for 2020. Save the 2021 Dates: Nov 26 & 27 and Dec 3 & 4. Fridays 5-9pm and Saturdays 3-9pm.  Celebrate the Christmas season while touring public sites and historic private homes. Adult tickets $20, children (5-12) $5.  Sponsored by the Visit Madison, 800/559-2956 or 812/265-2956. Pre-sale tickets $15 for adults (this price ends 2 weeks before the first night of the tour) Online and phone orders are subject to a $1 handling…

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Wonderland in the Park

December 11 @ 5:30 pm - December 12 @ 9:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 106 West Vaughn Dr.
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Free, donations appreciated

Merry Madison's newest Christmas event. Walk through an enchanting festive winter wonderland filled with family-friendly fun on Historic Madison's riverfront & Bicentennial Park! Come back for more details. Friday and Saturday, December 11th & 12th - both days 5:30pm-9pm FREE ADMISSION, donations accepted. For more information contact 800-559-2956 or email info@visitmadison.org  Interested in being a sponsor? Contact us today!

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Live Music at Mad Paddle Brewwery featuring Fall City Boys

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mad Paddle Brewery, 301 West Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Come rumble with the Falls City Boys on Saturday night!

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CANCELLED – A Merry Christmas Tea

December 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Shrewsbury-Windle House, 301 W. First Street
Madison, IN 78641 United States
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$35

Due to COVID-19 (Corona-virus) this event has been cancelled. In the tradition of Ellen Shrewsbury and Ann Windle, graciously welcoming Madisonians into their home since 1849--come enjoy the 4th in the 2020 Hats & High Tea Series at the award-winning, restored Shrewsbury-Windle House, a National Historic Landmark. A MERRY CHRISTMAS TEA Enjoy four courses of spectacular sweets & savories, live music, vintage china, stunning architecture — includes house tour. Hats, dresses, coats, jackets and ties recommended; ABSOLUTELY no jeans or stilettos,…

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April 2021

American Duchess Visit

April 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana's beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the American Duchess Steamboat docked on our shores. 7:00-4:00 pm (No public access) The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment…

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American Duchess Visit

April 27, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Madison’s Riverfront, Vaugh Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana's beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the American Duchess Steamboat docked on our shores. 7:00-7:00 pm (No public access) The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment…

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June 2021

American Duchess Visit

June 8, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana's beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the American Duchess Steamboat docked on our shores. 7:00-6:00 pm (No public access) The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment…

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American Duchess Visit

June 20, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Madison Riverfront Madison, IN 47250 United States + Google Map

Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana's beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the American Duchess Steamboat docked on our shores. 7:00-6:00 pm (No public access) The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment…

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American Queen Visit

June 29, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Madison’s Riverfront, Vaugh Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana's beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the American Duchess Steamboat docked on our shores. 8:00-5:00 pm. (No public access)

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July 2021

American Queen Visit

July 11, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Madison’s Riverfront, Vaugh Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Take a stroll on Madison, Indiana's beautiful riverfront and enjoy the sights of the American Duchess Steamboat docked on our shores. 8:00-5:00 pm. (No public access)

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