Madison County, Indiana offers some of the best rural landscapes a Hoosier roadtripper could ask for, but also offers easy access from just about anywhere with I-69 running through the heart of the county. From the small towns of Alexandria, Elwood, and Lapel, to the ever-growing Pendleton, and county-seat Anderson, there is something for everyone in Madison County, making it an excellent destination regardless of what you're seeking in a day-trip or longer adventure.
I talked with Anderson/Madison County Tourism Director Maureen Lambert (better known as Mo) on last week's Indiana RoadTrips.com Podcast, and among the many topics we discussed that were of interest to visitors, we took a look at five breweries and wineries throughout the county that you'll want to visit when you get the opportunity.
80 E Jefferson St, Franklin, IN 46131
While big box stores and chain restaurants do their best to take over the rural landscapes, small town business-people continue to prove they are adaptable and forward-thinking in their ability to thrive and survive in a corporate world.
The Mint in Franklin, Indiana is no exception. Founded by Thomas Moore and a partner in 2018, The Mint has grown into a local staple for an excellent selection of cocktails and a couple hundred varieties of whiskeys and bourbons.