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Hands On Adventure for Everyone!

Go Wild with Rockin' Thunder Jet Boats 

Fun Jet Boat tours of the Ohio River and Kentucky River aboard the only New Zealand Jet Boat in the Midwest. Four different rides to choose from: 15 mile Rockin’ Wild Ride, 40 mile Evening Scenic Tour, 90 mile Sunday Dinner Adventure (New for 2016), 155 mile 2 Day Kentucky River Adventure.  Perfect 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor. 

Meet Your Inner Artists 

A fun, creative experience for ladies & gents, young & old of all skill levels. Spend the day crafting and exploring your artistic side.  Try arm knitting, painting, basket weaving, stained glass mosaics, button art or a fairy garden. Decorate your very own gourmet cupcake or make your own wood fired pizza for lunch. All projects will be completed and ready to take home or consumed! 

Mad Madison Scavenger Hunt 

How about a little friendly competition? Pick up your Mad Madison Scavenger Hunt, divide into teams, work the clues and when you find the answers use your phone to snap a photo. The team with the most correct answers wins a prize!
Here’s a sample of the kinds of questions that will test your skills. Did you know Madison was a bustling river port in the mid-1800s? Find the Port of Madison sign. Find Little Jimmy, a local icon of the Fairplay Fire Company No. 1 since the 1880s. Hollywood comes to Madison, find the commemorative star for the 50th anniversary of the filming of Some Came Running in Madison.

Hiking & Biking 

Are you up for a challenge? Madison’s popular Heritage Trail offers a safe and challenging pathway from Madison’s downtown historic district to the hilltop. Start with some simple yoga stretches and a little trail history. Portions of your hike will parallel one of the steepest railroad inclines in the country (5.89%). Traverse a manmade stone arch bridge over Crooked Creek to the crest of the hill for great views overlooking the Ohio River. This trek can be customized from a leisurely walk to a mud run complete with obstacles! Biking groups can choose from a variety of rides: easy to difficult, downtown or in the country. Our county tours feature historic tidbits along the way. Do it yourself or hire a Madison Area Bike Club Guide.