- The list below includes 22 free or cheap things to do in or near Madison, Indiana, including 55 different types of inexpensive activities like Historic Homes, Art Gallery, Specialty Museums and Historic Sites.
- From Clifty Falls State Park to Heritage Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Madison and in nearby cities within 25 miles like LaGrange, Rising Sun, Versailles and Sparta.
Located on the edge of the Ohio River, Heritage Park features a nature trail for cyclists and pedestrians that passes by historic brick bridges and railroads. The park has several shaded bench areas where visitors can watch the river.
Francis Costigan House is a design for urban houses. Today it is considered a marvelous masterpiece on designs for a narrow lot. The specialties are the sliding pocket door, the curved walls and front stairs. Not to be missed by architecture fanatics.
Jeremiah Sullivan House was built for the lawyer and politician Jeremiah Sullivan. It is an example of federal architecture. Its simplicity and verticality is striking. It is designated as a national historical landmark.
This lovely Greek revival style museum was once home and workplace to one of Indiana's first doctors. His diplomas and the equipment used by a 19th century doctor are displayed here. The real skeleton is an intriguing attraction.
The Lanier Mansion Museum is housed inside an estate that remains an exemplar of 19th century Greek revival architecture. Registered as a National Historic Landmark, the museum offers visitors a glimpse of pioneer life during the antebellum period.