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
$5 After 5
May 19

Enjoy $5 admission on Thursdays from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the...

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American Studio Glass
May 19

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 I
May 19

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

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Beauty, Passion & Bliss - 19th Century Masterworks from the Dahesh Museum of Art
May 19

The exhibition features a surprisingly wide range of themes and styles....

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Big Ol' Ballpark Fair
May 19

There will be rides, roller coasters and so much more for all ages! Both...

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