Louisville Magazine

SEP 2018

Louisville Magazine is Louisville's city magazine, covering Louisville people, lifestyles, politics, sports, restaurants, entertainment and homes. Includes a monthly calendar of events.

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18 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 9.18 Special Advertising Section Kentucky Railway Museum is a primarily volunteer-based, non-profit organization located in New Haven, Ky., about one hour south of Louisville. Visitors recapture the romance of a bygone era through the museum's exhibits and train excursions. e 5,000-square-foot depot is a replica of the original brick L&N New Haven depot and houses a large HO model train layout and many pieces of railroad artifacts. Visitors tell us their favorite train excursions are our Santa trains, Train Robbery excursions, Day Out With omas and our Peanuts Fall event. Many more events top our list with our Murder Mysteries, Dine by Rail and our Annual Car Show in October. For more information follow us on Facebook, check out our website at kyrail. org or call us (800) 272-0152. Kentucky Railway Museum is located in Nelson County @ 136 South Main Street, New Haven, Ky., 40051, just 11 miles south of Bardstown, Ky . All Aboard for Family Fun Known for the largest contiguous National Historic District in the United States with 133 blocks downtown, Madison is filled with locally owned and operated specialty shops, restaurants and cafes. You'll find handmade items, made-in- Madison gifts, beautiful Madison-made bath and body products, an Indiana artisan chocolatier, home décor and clothing boutiques. Looking for antiques? Find primitives, collectibles, architectural items, vintage kitchenware, jewelry, furniture and more in Madison. In addition, Clifty Falls State Park is just one mile south of downtown, it has four waterfalls, hiking, camping, a nature center, an inn and much more. Go another couple miles out of town and you'll find Hanover College, the oldest private college in Indiana, which has a lovely campus with a science center open to the public. Madison is home to three award-winning wineries, all with distinct personalities. One is an estate winery with an on-site bed-and- breakfast, another has a French country feel surrounded by beautiful gardens and the third has a pub-style atmosphere, a definite Celtic flair and weekend evening entertainment. ey are a part of the Indiana Wine Trail, in which four other wineries in surrounding counties take part. Madison knows how to have a good time. e largest events include RiverRoots Music and Folk Arts Festival, Madison Regatta, Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues and, coming this fall, Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art, Tri Kappa Tour of Homes, Soup Stew Chili & Brew Festival, Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes and A Very Merry Madison Christmas Parade, which gives Madison a small town feel with a big personality. Every night of the week, you can find live entertainment in Madison at one of the local establishments. And every fourth Friday of the month from April – November, it's Fourth Friday Downtown, featuring live music, extended shopping, free trolley rides, specials and promotions. On the second Friday of the month from June – September, there's a free summer concert series around the Broadway Fountain from 5-9 p.m. called Music in the Park. ere are nine public historic sites! ey range from the office of a horse-and-buggy doctor (kids love the skeleton) to a 19th century saddletree factory to grand homes. e "crown jewel" of Madison historic sites is Lanier Mansion State Historic Site — open all year with guided tours on the hour. Beautiful formal gardens surround the mansion and you can enjoy Music at the Mansion, a free concert series on the lawn. e Lanier Ghost Walks, a visitor favorite, start in the fall. To plan your visit, log on to visitmadison.org. Madison, Indiana: Beautiful Rivertown and American's Largest National Historic District, Just an Hour Away From Louisville

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