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Madison is in Southeast South Dakota.

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  • Madison Historic District - Bounded roughly by Egan Ave. (both sides), Washington, 4th and 7th Streets
  • John C. Green Art Studio, 111 S Egan Ave, +1 605-256-3610. 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, +1 605-256-5308. Mission Statement: The Lake County Historical Society has been established to collect, document, preserve, secure, research, exhibit, and interpret 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 State Park (Q25004789) on Wikidata Lake Herman State Park on Wikipedia


  • 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, +1 605-256-4981. 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, +1 605-256-4954. 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, +1 605-256-3644. 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 2:00. 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, +1 605-556-4247. A comfortable salon which offers haircuts and styling, tanning, massages, and spa treatments.
  • Madison Golf and Country Club, SD 34 & 81 W, +1 605-256-3991. 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, +1 605-256-2056. 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, +1 605-256-6696. 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, +1 605-256-9594. Sells Christian books, music, and gifts.
  • Jewelry Clinic, 109 W Center St #1, +1 605-256-3183. 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, +1 605-427-0084. 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, +1 605-256-4441. All-American food, 1950s-themed diner. Sandwiches, burgers, excellent malts and pie, and more.
  • Skipper's, 204 S Egan Ave, +1 605-256-4986. Affordable, serves superb pizza, average pasta.
  • Mochavino, 100 S Egan Ave, +1 605-556-1020. 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.




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Routes through Madison
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