Down a Lazy River

  • Start: Madison, IN
  • End: Rising Sun, IN
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:28
  • Total Mileage: 112 Miles
  • Number of stops: 14


Time stands still in Ripley County, Indiana. Peaceful river towns, rugged state parks, arched stone bridges, and bountiful vineyards make the Ohio River Valley region one of the Midwest's prettiest places to drive. More than 130 of blocks in lovely Madison, Indiana, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Travelers stroll along leafy landmark streets, tour the 1884 Lanier Mansion, and toast the day's discoveries at Thomas Family Winery. West of town, experience natural beauty at Clifty Falls State Park and stay at the bluff-top Clifty Inn. For a vintner's view of the fertile river valley, tour Madison Vineyards Estate Winery. Drive northeast to Oldenburg, Indiana, a historic German settlement known for its Old World architecture. Visit Hackman's General Store, Schwestern Gallery of Art, The Village Workshop, and Harps on Main to see true craftsmen's work. Traditional German fare is served at The Brau Haus, and cozy accommodations await in neighboring Batesville, Indiana, at former stagecoach stop Sherman House Inn.

Stop #1:

Lanier Mansion
Madison, IN

Stop #2:

Thomas Family Winery
Madison, IN

Stop #3:

Madison Vineyards Estate Winery
Madison, IN

Stop #4:

Madison Vineyards Bed & Breakfast
Madison, IN

Stop #5:

Clifty Falls State Park
Madison, IN

Stop #6:

Hackman's General Store
Oldenburg, IN

Stop #7:

Schwestern Gallery of Art
Oldenburg, IN

Stop #8:

The Village Workshop
Oldenburg, IN

Stop #9:

The Brau Haus
Oldenburg, IN

Stop #10:

Sherman House
Batesville, IN

Stop #11:

Ripley County Tourism Bureau
Versailles, IN

Stop #12:

Versailles State Park
Versailles, IN

Stop #13:

Milan '54 Museum
Milan, IN

Stop #14:

Harps on Main
Rising Sun, IN

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