The Shops of Madison County—Madison County Shopping Trail
Small towns have the best local places to shop. There’s a specialty shop for every budget on the “Shop ‘til You Drop Madison County Shopping Trail.” Begin your shopping adventure in downtown Elwood at Gypsy Soul where you will find a place to relax, grab a coffee or chai tea and shop for gifts and fashion.
Next, you’ll travel to Simple Goodness Soaps. Nestled in the country, just north of Elwood…this specialty shop features hand crafted goat milk soaps, lotions and hand sanitizer made with Aloe Vera. In addition to viewing the goats on the farm, your group will be able to see how these handcrafted items are made.
There are beautiful creations of art glass at Prestige Art Glass/Carol’s Legacy Crystal in Elwood. No two works of art are exactly the same. Whether creating a family heirloom, lamps, paperweights and memorial pieces, every piece shows the beauty and quality of these items. Their workshop is open during the week and you can watch them create their designs.
Ready for lunch? The Tin Plate in Elwood offers Indiana’s favorite, breaded or grilled tenderloin sandwiches. On the lighter side, check their menu for their salads and wraps.
After lunch, on the road to Primitive Blessings, a rustic barn holding treasures of popular items, custom pottery, lanterns, vintage antiques and primitive decorating ideas.
Just west of Alexandria in the country you will find Soap and Sunshine Apothecary, amazing scents of different soaps and lotions greet you as you walk in the door. Vintage Road Candles in downtown Alexandria, make their own blend of soy and paraffin waxes. Cotton wicks are used to make fragrant and long lasting candles.
Between Perkinsville and Anderson, you can’t miss Open Gate Design and Décor. Located in a 7,500-square-foot building, Open Gate will meet any of your gift and decorating needs. They offer all of the products and services to create the home of your dreams. Furniture, decor and unique gifts.
Check into one of Anderson’s hotels to relax and freshen up before going to dinner. A few local favorites include: Farm Society in Downtown Anderson, 1925 PubHouse, The Edge or Oakley Brothers Distillery in downtown Anderson.
There’s more shopping in the towns of Pendleton and Lapel. Downtown Pendleton is listed on the Historic Registry and their shops include: Falls Perk Coffee, Quack Daddy Donuts, Sophie’s Bagels, Burmeister’s Old Towne Antiques, B’Dazzled Boutique and Willow by Greg Adams located in downtown Lapel.
For more information about these locally owned Madison County shops and many others go to our website at VisitAndersonMadisonCounty.com. From boutiques to antiques, Madison County’s shopping trail will guide you on an enjoyable journey to discover great holiday gifts for everyone on your list, including yourself.