Loading the car with all the family and heading to Madison? For an overnight stay, consider Clifty Falls State Park. If you’re into the great outdoors, you’ll find plenty of camping opportunities with loads of hiking trails, great swimming, nature center and wonderful lodge. There are usually special things going on in the park so make sure to ask. If you’re not into roughing it, stay at the Clifty Inn…or try one of our fully furnished guest houses.
You’ll want to stop at the Railroad Station at the Jefferson County History Center and get taste of what railway travel was like a hundred years ago. Give the kids a chance to explore the red caboose in the side yard and…the general store & school room.
Madison has a variety of kid-friendly restaurants and cafes so you won’t go hungry. Save room for a treat at The Sweeter Life or Red Peppermint. Or stop at Hinkles for a great shake. If the kids are really good, stop at Cocoa Safari for a tasty reward.
Sneak in a little learning with a visit to Dr Hutchings the office of a 19th century horse and buggy physician. The kids all love the skeleton in the closet.
From May through October, surprise the kids with a Rockin’ Wild Ride on Rockin’ Thunder – the only New Zealand style jet boat in the Midwest. Hang on tight Mom & Dad!
Bring your bikes or rent them at Fizz’s Bike Shop. Take a nice easy ride along the riverfront or throw the bikes in the car and head out to Hanover College Campus for a safe kid-friendly
Keep your eye out for the bubble man, you never know when he’ll be out creating fantastic huge bubbles.
Stop at the Visitors Center and pick up your FREE Family Fun Scavenger Hunt Booklet!