Anderson-Madison County-Indiana


There is something for students to seniors to everyone in between in Anderson-Madison County. Groups can make a short stop for dinner and a show or plan a few days exploring all that Anderson-Madison County has in store for them.  

      Anderson-Madison County has all the entertainment groups could ask for and more. The Paramount Theatre Center and Ballroom is located in downtown Anderson. Groups can learn the rich history of a theatre almost lost to time while exploring the beauty of its recent restoration.

Students can learn about ancient civilizations or study great works of art at The Jeeninga Museum of Bible and Near Eastern Studies at Anderson University. Do not forget about the World’s Largest Ball of Paint, located in Alexandria. For fans of Guinness World Records, the giant ball might look a little familiar.  

Harrah’s Hoosier Park and Casino as well as Oakley Brothers Distillery house fun and excitement for older tour goers. Harrah’s Casino holds all the normal thrills of gaming with the added plus of Standardbred horse racing. At Oakley Brothers Distillery groups can browse different whiskeys, moonshines and vodkas. They even have specialty drinks made with grains grown locally in Indiana, which gives groups a true taste of what Indiana and Anderson-Madison County has to offer.

Small towns have the best places to shop. Soaps and Sunshine Apothecary in Alexandria will delight the senses with the smell of their homemade candles. Their homemade good make great souvenirs to bring home to waiting family. Or perhaps Prestige Art Glass/Carol’s Legacy Crystal where groups will not only find beautiful works of art but can also see these items being created. Making it an educational as well as exciting sight to see. Towns like historic Pendleton and Lapel house local restaurants and cafes that cater from quick stops to sit down meals. Try out Sophie’s Bagels for an amazing local treat.

      As if shopping, entertainment and some of the best food around were not enough to entice tour groups, the beauty of Anderson-Madison County is. Mounds State Park has an enough for everyone. The hiking trails are beautiful during the fall and the picnic areas make a great place for a quick stop. There are even examples of earthwork built by the prehistoric Adena and Hopewell cultures, which would make any trip an educational one.

Anderson-Madison County truly has anything and everything a tour group might need to make any type of stay an amazing one. For more information or to come up with a custom itinerary contact Maureen Lambert, CTIS at (800) 533-6569 or visit visit

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