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Madison is a city of 7,300 people (2019) between Lake Herman and Lake Madison in Southeast South Dakota. It is home to Dakota State University.
- East Dakota Transit, ☏ . Bus trips made by appointment one day in advance. $2.00 per one-way ride.
- Madison Historic District - Bounded roughly by Egan Ave. (both sides), Washington, 4th and 7th Streets
- John C. Green Art Studio, 111 S Egan Ave, ☏ . John Green is a local artist who is acclaimed nationally for his realistic paintings of wildlife, rural areas, and people.
- Smith-Zimmerman Museum, 221 NE 8th St, ☏ . It exhibits objects of cultural, developmental, and historical value of the Lake County area from the mid-1800s to the present.
- 1 Lake Herman State Park.
- Lake Herman and Lake Madison. Madison sits between these two lakes. Lake Herman has a state park near it for hiking, picnics, camping, etc. Swimming, fishing, and water sports are available at both lakes.
- West Twin Theatre, 1133 NW 2nd St, ☏ . Theatre showing two movies every night, usually at 7:15PM and 7:30PM. Also occasional matinees or midnight showings of popular movies.
- Cherry Lanes, 1413 NW 2nd St, ☏ . Bowling alley. Galactic bowling on weekends, lanes and whole establishment available for rent. Call for availability--must work around league scheduling.
- Prairie Village (Threshing Jamboree), 45305 SD Highway 34, ☏ . A "living museum," Prairie Village boasts over 40 antique-filled buildings, including Lawrence Welk Opera House, sod and log houses, a country school, churches, one of the last remaining chapel roadcars and agricultural displays. Surrounded by two miles of railroad track which can be ridden every Saturday at 2PM. Or take a ride on one of the last remaining steam-powered carousels. Biggest event of the year and best time to go is during the annual Threshing Jamboree at the end of the summer.
- Sweet Escape Salon & Day Spa, 203 S Egan Ave, ☏ . A comfortable salon which offers haircuts and styling, tanning, massages, and spa treatments.
- Madison Golf and Country Club, SD 34 & 81 W, ☏ . Located just west of Madison near Prairie Village and Lake Herman. This course is an 18-hole regulation length private golf course. It features 6,162 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The Madison Country Club golf course opened in 1946.
- Books and More, 117 N Egan Ave, ☏ . Sells books of all types. Gift items--picture frames and decor, art supplies, jewelry, and children's toys. Also serves excellent SDSU ice cream.
- Four Seasons Flea Market, 223 N Egan Ave, ☏ . Flea market situated in downtown Madison. Interesting place to visit because it sells items from all generations--clothing and jewelry from all generations, records, movies, knick knacks, as well as a collection of Avon makeup.
- The Shepherd Shop, 114 W Center St, ☏ . Sells Christian books, music, and gifts.
- Jewelry Clinic, 109 W Center St #1, ☏ . Small jewelry clinic--watch, clock, and jewelry repair, resizing, etc. Also sells beautiful handmade jewelry and an assortment of clocks.
- El Vaquero, 316 NE 2nd St, ☏ . Widely acknowledged by locals as the best restaurant in town. Serves authentic Mexican food at reasonable prices. The decor is also charming--booths, tables, and chairs are handpainted in a Mexican folk-art style.
- Second Street Diner, 610 S Washington Ave, ☏ . All-American food, 1950s-themed diner. Sandwiches, burgers, excellent malts and pie, and more.
- Skipper's, 204 S Egan Ave, ☏ . Affordable, serves superb pizza, average pasta.
- Mochavino, 100 S Egan Ave, ☏ . Madison's premier coffee and wine bar. Serves sandwiches, soups, coffee, beer, wine, cappucinos, lattes, chai tea, smoothies, etc. Unique coffee shop, "comfy" decor with mismatched chairs and coffee-shop colors, also sells local artist craft items and decor.
- US 34 Motel, 1515 NW 2nd St, ☏ . Very affordable motel.
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