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Madison Has July 4 Racing Fun


  During the early 1800s, Madison was a bustling town on the Ohio River in southern Indiana. Steamboats docked there, taking cargo up and down the river. After the railroad deflected business from the area several years later, citizens settled back, Read more >

Secrets of the Levi Coffin House


The Levi Coffin House on US 27 on Indiana’s central eastern border has secrets. It was not a secret that its owner, Levi Coffin, a Quaker from North Carolina and local businessman, was part of the Underground Railroad. Coffin was Read more >

Dream Cars

1935 Bugatti Aerolithe

Cars. Ever since I watched Back to the Future I’m a sucker for unique cars. And for a limited time (until the end of August 2015) visitors can get an up close experience with the Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Read more >

For the Love of Stars!

Editor’s Note: This guest blog was submitted by Bruce Williams, director of media and public relations at the Indiana State Museum. Mary Jane Teeters-Eichacker is seeing stars these days as she does the final prep work for the latest exhibition 19 Read more >

Hot Wheels!


I’ve been to the Children’s Museum many times but each time they release a new exhibit I get giddy anticipating how awesome it will be. The new Hot Wheels: Race to Win was no different.There were many exhibits to showcase Read more >

Historic Madison Lives up to Its Name

Broadway Fountain was part of the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876.

  OK, after visiting Madison, located approximately 75 miles south of Indianapolis, I can see why it has received so many accolades. According to the town’s tourism website (, the small town has been ranked #4 in top 100 places Read more >