Old Hickory Lake
Madison locals enjoy many outdoor activities at the parks surrounding beautiful Old Hickory Lake. The lake takes its name from the Old Hickory Dam that tames the Cumberland River before its smaller form rolls through Madison and Nashville. Parks stretch around the dam, and provides places for children to play in the water and for families to enjoy the lake. In addition to Old Hickory Lake Park, the Rockland Recreation Area on the other side of the dam provides a space to view wetland animals, try one's hand at the archery range, or take a boat out on the lake.
The Amqui Station Mus
History buffs enjoy learning about the history of Madison at the Amqui Station museum, located in the old Amqui Train Station. A railway stretching to Nashville from parts north was built in the 1800s, passing through Madison and eventually necessitating the building of Amqui Station in 1910. The train line abandoned Amqui Station in the course of modernizing the line but, in an amazing twist of fate, it was bought by singer Johnny Cash, who moved to his house and then finally it returned to its original location to become a museum dedicated to the history of Madison.
Madison is part of the Metro Nashville Public Schools district, which allows the families of Madison to take advantage of exceptional school quality and funding. The entire mission of the district is to be sure that students are career and college ready. This goal is achieved by offering a wide array of programs tailored to each school's needs. The various schools offer advanced placement and international Baccalaureate courses as well as athletics, music programs, healthcare for students, childcare, and more. With so many resources available parents can be assured that their children are getting the best education around.