Downtown Madison


Madison, Alabama has become the fastest growing city in the state, and with that comes more restaurants, shopping, events and places to stay than ever before. In three decades, its population has increased from 4,000 to more than 50,000, and it is still growing.

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So Much to Do in Madison City

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Much like Huntsville, the growth of Madison beyond an agricultural community can be attributed to railroad activity. The center of Downtown Madison, Main Street, developed along the tracks of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad. The quaint city center anchors the annual Madison Street Festival, the city’s largest event, featuring local artisans, an always-colorful car show, a petting zoo, local entertainment and gourmet food.

Madison Street Festival

There are 1,000 businesses operating within Madison city limits, and the growing city is a destination for important work, along with relaxing lifestyle options and unlimited leisure. It’s a brief drive to Huntsville’s Research Park or Redstone Arsenal if you’re here for business, and Huntsville International Airport is just south of Madison, across I-565. 

With a high per capita income, a nationally recognized school system, and accolades such as “a Top 100 place to live,” it’s easy to see why Madison is so attractive to not only locals, but to visitors to the area.

Community-wide Events
Jul 22

The concerts are held in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park on the...

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Dare to Explore: Frontiers of Space
Jul 22

Dare to Explore: Frontiers of Space is a new and evolving exhibit...

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Glass IN Flight
Jul 22

From May – October 2024, Huntsville Botanical Garden invites you to...

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Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Jul 22

“Become completely immersed in the works of art around you, and feel the...

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A Journey into Imagimation: Over 100 Years of Animation Art from Around the World
Jul 23

A Journey into Imagimation celebrates the ongoing history of animation...

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