Play on Lake Madison – At 75 acres, Lake Madison may not be the largest lake in Texas. However, it does offer more than its fair share of things to do in and around the water. If you’ve got a boat, get out in the water and fish for bass or catfish; lie on the deck and soak up the sun’s rays. The lake is located inside the larger Lake Madison Park, which has been updated throughout the years to make it one of the most fun places for kids and families in town. There are baseball and softball fields, walking trail, playscapes, basketball court, a fishing pier, grills for picnicking, a covered pavilion and more.
The Splash Park is adjacent to the lake, providing a safe place for youngsters to get wet and wild, while you relax in the shade.
Madison County Museum – Learn the history of Madison County, including the colorful background of the Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association. Past exhibits have included “The Greatest Generation”, offering looks at medals and artifacts from local World War II heroes, a quilt exhibit and “Madison County Christmas Through the Years”.
Oak Ridge Country Club – The nine-hole Oak Ridge golf course in Madisonville offers just over 3,400 yards of play, a driving range and low-priced green fees during the week. Open Tuesday through Sunday.
The Skydiving Company – Whether you’re a first-time skydiving or an experienced jumper, The Skydiving Company is dedicated to ensuring you have a world-class skydiving in Texas experience. We offer tandem skydiving, learn to skydive training programs, and sport jumping in our facilities designed to ensure your safety, comfort and enjoyment.
As drivers anywhere along Interstate 45 are no doubt well aware by now, Madisonville boasts a
Buc-ee’s location, stocked full of all the Beaver Nuggets and quirky Texas souvenirs your heart desires.
To really mingle with the locals, stop at one of eateries on the downtown square for hearty old-fashioned favorites like chicken and dumplings, chicken fried steak, peach cobbler, bread pudding and sweet tea.
Madisonville is a refreshing retreat from the big city. Visit soon and see what you’ve been missing.