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Downtown Madison

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 42,000, and it is still growing.

Downtown Madison

So Much to Do in Madison City
  • From eclectic gifts and home decor, to trendy clothing boutiques, Madison has shopping, shopping and more shopping.
  • Madison has a beautiful network of greenways and nature trails to explore.
  • There are also several recreation areas, including the family-friendly Dublin Park.
  • Madison is in on the craft brewing scene – Old Black Bear and Rocket Republic are all on the “must-see” list!
  • And don’t forget the food – whether you want a local original or a popular chain, there’s a ton of restaurant choices.
  • The City of Madison boasts several annual events like the popular Christmas parade, Madison Street Festival and a fireworks display for Independence Day.
  • Plus, nothing is much more than a short car ride away in Madison making it a convenient distance away from Huntsville attractions as well as others in the region.

Gluten Free - Old Black Bear

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
$5 After 5P at the Huntsville Museum of Art
Apr 2

Enjoy art, wine, culture and cuisine, every Thursday night when admission...

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American Master Illustrators: N.C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell
Apr 2

This exclusive exhibition features approximately 35 original works by three...

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Botanical Garden Virtual Tour
Apr 2

If you can't wait to visit the Huntsville Botanical Garden for Huntsville...

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Craft Huntsville Paint Your Own Pottery Class
Apr 2

It's simple! Choose a piece of pottery, follow some light instruction, and...

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Digital History Tours
Apr 2

Choose from several virtual tours including Downtown Huntsville and...

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