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 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
A Beautiful Mess: Weavers and Knotters of the Vanguard
Oct 5

Made by an all-female roster of conceptual artists, the exhibition...

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A World Within: Art by Women from the Permanent Collection
Oct 5

Utilizing works found within the Museum’s acclaimed permanent collection, A...

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American Studio Glass
Oct 5

While glass containers and vessels have been made for more than 2,000...

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Another Point Of View: Art by American Women Part II
Oct 5

The permanent collection of the Huntsville Museum of Art was dramatically...

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Betty Grisham: A Celebration
Oct 5

As a North Alabama native, she earned her BA in Fine Art and Education at...

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