Discover Fun for Everyone! Numerous dining options, over 50 unique shops and a variety of fairs, festivals and attractions throughout Madison County. Our Hoosier Hospitality and welcoming smiles await you.
Kids and adults will enjoy Mounds State Park, 220 acres of hiking, fishing, picnic areas, visitor’s nature center and campgrounds.
In Alexandria, you’ll find the World’s Largest Ball of Paint, one of Indiana’s most visited roadside attractions. It weighs 2 1⁄2 tons and over 28,000 coats of paint. It has been featured twice in the Guiness Book of World Records.
At Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, you can enjoy the thrills of gaming and horse racing along with award-winning dining and entertainment. Oakley Brothers Distillery, offers a menu for lunch and dinner along with their handcrafted moonshine, whiskey, vodka, specialty drinks made with grains grown in Indiana.
Several overnight accommodations are available. Fairfield Inn & Suites will treat you like family. Holiday Inn Express, Best Western Plus, Quality Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn also offer great value.
Need some retail therapy? You’ll find something for everyone when you check some of these local shops in Madison County:
Gypsy Soul, Primitive Blessings, Bittersweet Antiques, Vintage Road Candles, Twisted Twig House of Earthen Goods, Downtown Historic Pendleton shops.
Indiana Foodways Alliance celebrates the authentic food culture of Indiana. You will find 30 Madison County Restaurants on the 21 Culinary Trails. Some favorites include: Sophie’s Bagels, Catello’s Italian Art Cuisine, The Bank Restaurant, Falls Perk, Jackrabbit Coffee, The Lemon Drop, 1925 Pub House, The Edge and Cultured Urban Winery.
Kayaking on the White River, fishing on Shadyside Lake, Rangeline Nature Preserve Mountain Biking, walking trails at Falls Park in Pendleton and Shadyside Park in Anderson. Enjoy standardbred racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.
“The best fudge comes from Uranus” – Uranus Indiana is the #2 home of the World Famous “Uranus Fudge Factory & General Store.” Their fudge comes in a variety of flavors, dinosaurs in the parking lot, novelty items, including t-shirts & other apparel. It’s really about the experience!
ARTS & CULTURE
Anderson Museum of Art, Warner Sallman Collection and Jeeninga Museum (Biblical Archaeology) at Anderson University’s York Performance Hall and Galleries, and the Museum of Madison County History. Check out a concert at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino or Anderson Symphony Orchestra at the Paramount Theatre.
Weekend sprint car racing at Anderson Speedway. Carol’s Legacy Crystal Art Glass has been creating art glass since 1990. Watch their artist create various art glass pieces and visit their gift shop. Take your turn at painting the World’s Largest Ball of Paint. For lunch or dinner stop by The Tin Plate in Elwood for one of their delicious breaded tenderloins.
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