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Address: Madison, IN
Phone Number: 8122652335
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A worthwhile stopover before or after the Lanier Mansion.

My wife and I visited the museum and the adjacent railroad station. They are both nice, but the museum is a must see!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I congratulate Madison for their efforts in embracing the unique history of the city. That included the railroad station that was used for their inclined railway. It's between the museum and the Lanier Mansion, so visit all three!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

My wife and I visited the museum and the adjacent railroad station. They are both nice, but the museum is a must see!

Thank dhendricks43
Nykobing Mors, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very interesting museum, gives a really good picture of the history of the settlers in the area, and especially about the railroad. The old station building is part of the museum, and an old, original caboose is preserved. Museum has great staff, with a lot of knowledge and enthusiasm, a visit is very recommendable. Museum is within walking distance of... More 

Thank LLC1969
Brownsburg, Indiana
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57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We visited the Railroad station Museum after visiting the Lanier Mansion since it is steps away. Since Madison had to design a special train to go up the Madison incline, it was quite a unique bit of information that is housed in the restored station. The stained glass windows above the waiting area make you marvel at the luxury of... More 

Thank Lynn S
Alpharetta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,482 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

There is an old train station along the street but no tracks remain. There is also a separate building just behind the station which is a small museum of the history of the area. We visited on a Monday and both buildings were closed. There was a nice young man inside the history museum, and when I told him we... More 

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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Fascinating information on locals - one was a WWI hero! Really enjoyed reading and seeing all the pictures. It was very nicely done! I highly recommend for all history buffs!

Thank Makomutt
Indianapolis, Indiana
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49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stopped for the first time, after driving by the small red caboose on several previous visits to Madison Indiana. As a couple we enjoyed learning about local railroad history and looked at the pictures and displays around the cozy museum, although this is not an interactive place for very small kids. The guided tour was filled with great local... More 

Thank IndyTravelDiva99
West Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

When it was built before the Civil War, a railroad downhill to the banks of the Ohio River that was the steepest in America (6.6% or so) east of the Rockies once a route was finally accessible and hand-hewn through the hills. While the tracks are gone, the museum thankfully keeps its memory alive. There's limited hours and not much... More 

Thank Eric F
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were delighted to stumble across the Railroad Museum in Madison during our stay at Clifty Falls. "Red" White, our guide, shared tons of interesting information about Madison's days gone by when railroads were fast replacing waterways as the primary mode of transportation. Sprinkled among the fascinating story of the railway were snippets Red shared about his personal experiences as... More 

Thank Mary H
Henryville, Indiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were greated by the gentleman who obviously loves the place. He was glad to point out many of the interesting maps and photos in the small museum and answered every question. My daughter and I are not that up on trains and were eager to learn new things. Really though, unless this is your area of expertise you won't... More 

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