Louisville Magazine

MAY 2019

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96 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 5.19 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION 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 that range from 60 to 83 feet tall, hiking, camping, a nature center, an inn and much more, including some delicious award-winning sugar cream pie. Go another couple miles out of town and you'll find Hanover College, the oldest private college in Indiana. It has a lovely campus with a science center open to the public. Madison, Indiana: An Hour Escape From Louisville Along The Ohio River Scenic Byway After a 100 year absence, Madison welcomed the return of brewing craft beer. Mad Paddle Brewery opened at the end of 2018, and the second brewery, New Madison Brewing Co., anticipates opening soon. Madison is also home to three award-winning wineries, all with distinct personalities. Madison knows how to have a good time. The largest events include Madison in Bloom Spring Garden Tour – May 11, 12, 18 & 19; RiverRoots Music and Folk Arts Festival – June 6-8; Madison Regatta and Roostertail Music Festival – July 4-7; Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues – August 16 & 17; Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art – September 28 & 20; Soup Stew Chili & Brew Festival – October 12; and Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes – November 29, 30, December 6, & 7. 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, its 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. There are nine public historic sites! They range from the office of a horse and buggy doctor (kids love the skeleton) to a 19th century saddletree factory to grand homes. The "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. Enjoy Music at the Mansion on the lawn on the second Saturday of the month from June-September, a free concert series. visitmadison.org Shake off your preconceptions and your old expectations and get in tune with Nashville's newest water experience. SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland Resort is an unexpected aquatic attraction for hotel guests that unites extraordinary environments, exclusive upscale amenities and relaxing water features with energetic rides, immersive music and an indoor/outdoor oasis for people of all ages to enjoy. Private cabanas and adults-only pools and bars take the fun up another notch. For guaranteed admission to SoundWaves, the resort offers a SoundWaves Experience Package including room accommodations, passes to the water experience and an exclusive early arrival so you can enjoy the fun even longer! Party rooms are also available to reserve for up to 30 people and includes a party coordinator and all-day access to SoundWaves — perfect for birthdays, reunions and bachelor/bachelorette celebrations. This is not a waterpark; this is the place you've been dreaming of! SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland Indoor experiences are open now, and seasonal outdoor attractions open May 17, 2019. For more information and to reserve your SoundWaves Experience Package today, visit the website. 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 (615) 889-1000 SoundWavesGO.com

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