Hoosiers know that we have a lot of small towns that are very special. One of those is getting national recognition thanks to the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards.

Indiana is Home to The Best Small Town in the Midwest

Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Madison, Indiana is known for its historic downtown area, Victorian architecture, and friendly community. I have a friend who loves this town so much, she named her daughter Madison. She loves going back for the special events they host, too. Plus, it is such a friendly and close-knit community.

Mandy S. Madison, IN
Mandy S. Madison, IN

Here is What  USA TODAY 10 Best Readers' Choice Says About Madison, Indiana:

Madison is part of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs Main Street Program. This gives town representatives some really great resources and networking opportunities, so everyone can see what makes it unique.

The calendar of events for Madison, Indiana is full of signature events like Madison Regatta, Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues, Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art, and Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes.

Madison, Indiana, has played a major role in the history of the Midwest since the 19th century, with many local residents assisting passengers with their escape from Kentucky through the Underground Railroad. Visitors here can experience the full splendor of the surrounding Ohio River, heading west to marvel at waterfalls along Clifty Falls State Park, then setting off for the downtown district to embark on a Rockin' Thunder River Tour.
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You can see the rest of the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers' Choice finalists HERE.

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