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A Lovely Day Trip

We travelled from northern Ohio to check out this highly rated architectural gem. The reputation... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JosephatFremont
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Fremont, Ohio
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Not enough open

Beautiful town and beautiful stores. There just aren’t enough of them open on Sunday afternoon... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
retiredlife2018
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Madison, Indiana
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The area along First, Second and Third Streets is home to many of the town's restored pre-Civil War houses.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled from northern Ohio to check out this highly rated architectural gem. The reputation was fully realized. We took the Del-guided walking tour. The homes and businesses were AMAZING. The shop owners were friendly and sharing. The town is beautiful. We will recommend this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful town and beautiful stores. There just aren’t enough of them open on Sunday afternoon Disappointing.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Madison is such a beautiful town with a very wide and long Main Street. The old historic homes are gorgeous and well kept. A nice old fountain is worth a walk by and coin toss along with a good place for a pic. A lot...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Borntoolate58
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Madison is the friendliest town I have ever been to. All the shop owners are nice and helpful. We just love it here, and you will too. Be sure to go down to the riverwalk.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kelly F
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Downtown Madison is absolutely beautiful with historic architecture located on the Ohio River. Downtown is filled with antique shops, boutiques, and yummy restaurants. Even the manhole covers are beautiful, crazy I know but true. The people we encountered were very welcoming and lovely as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank leatha77
Reviewed January 15, 2019

This historic downtown is the largest National Landmarks Historic District. So many blocks of wonderful buildings, well cared care and filled with the coolest independent businesses ever. Eat, drinking, shopping, river-walking and visiting museums are all available here. I will be back.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Although it’s not quite the best venue for my 11 year old nephew, the historic district is a fun place to visit. Some strange shops, too, but some great antique stores. Many stores, however, are closed during the winter.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Pasoporaqui
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Although many of the stores were closed because of the timing of our visit, we were impressed by the overall well taken care of look of the downtown.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lisa V
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Stayed in a lovely, historic cottage in Madison for a girls weekend with Mom. Loved the shops & quaint atmosphere of the town. Found some great deals at the Antique Mall & some cute things at the Floating Cow.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cincyboymom
Reviewed November 21, 2018

There is so much to do in Madison's Historic District from shopping at locally owned shops, visiting interesting landmarks and attractions to strolling along tree-lined streets framed with beautifully restored homes and businesses.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Merle M
August 18, 2018|
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Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
You are talking about historic Madison, correct? If so, there are a number of shops open on Sunday although many don’t open until noon and close at 5pm. Check the Madison website for current business hours and other... More
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tashatora
September 25, 2016|
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Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
You just missed it. It is the last weekend of September/Sat &Sun.
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Cpavey12
May 3, 2016|
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Response from Heather M | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if you can tour courthouse or not. We never asked. I took pictures of exterior. We were too busy enjoying other attractions.
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