Madison, SD

Town in Lake County, SD

Sponsors of Madison, SD


Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

About Madison, SD


iscover the Unexpected

Whether you are looking for the perfect summer vacation get-away or are coming to visit Dakota State University, Madison, South Dakota has a small-town atmosphere but is large on attractions. Visitors will find plenty to do at one of Madison’s beautiful lakes, its historically reconstructed Prairie Village, or other intriguing sites. With a population of about 6,600, the city of Madison was founded in 1880 when the towns of Herman, which was located not far from the current Lake Herman State Park, and Lake Madison merged. Today, Lake Herman State Park draws travelers to the shores of Lake Herman where 72 campsites and 2 camping cabins combine with other recreational opportunities like boating, fishing, water sports and picnicking to make for a fun-filled family get-away experience.

You will truly enjoy shopping in Madison’s historic downtown where you can find everything and anything—from antiques to boutiques, and bookstores to bakeries. Enjoy shopping as it was meant to be without endless parking lots, warehouses of merchandise and crowds hustling get to the bottom of their shopping lists.

With a strong local economy, productive workforce, adequate infrastructure and motivated public and private sector, Madison’s residents also enjoy a reputable healthcare system, new schools, a community center, a nationally recognized state university and plentiful cultural activities within a burgeoning arts community. Discover the unexpected in Madison, South Dakota!

Community Organizations of Madison, SD


Small towns and rural communities throughout the Midwest are looking for ways to strengthen their economies, provide better quality of life, and build on local assets. Here you will find the organizations that stabilize, preserve, and revitalize the small towns and rural areas alike. To submit your organization to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Events of Madison, SD


The small towns of the Midwest have long shared pride in their communities through festivals and events! Citizens from each community, working together, continue to offer entertainment options that not only appeal to their citizens, but visitors to their community! Below you will find festivals and events you are sure to want to attend! If you would like to have (DST) include an annual festival or event on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Faith Communities of Madison, SD


Throughout the years faith organizations have not only been an essential part of a town's religious life, but its community life. Below you will find stories about these organizations, If you would like to induct a faith organization to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Points of Interest of Madison, SD


The communities of the Midwest have a lifestyle unique to their region — rich in history and points of interest like no other! Below you will find points of interest you are sure to want to visit! To nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc. as a point of interest on your county and region page CLICK HERE!

Lake County, SD


Visit our county page and you will learn about the contributions made by the citizens from our town and county (founders, business people, volunteers, entrepreneurs and military veterans). Here you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Lake County, SD page.

Citizens of Lake County, SD


The citizens from our towns for generations have exhibited a pride in community and a enterprising spirit! Click on any of the citizens below to learn more about them. To nominate a citizen to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Veterans of Lake County, SD


Veterans come from many walks of life and whether a veteran has severed two decades ago or two days ago, they have made our freedoms possible. Below you will find stories about many who have served. If you would like to nominate a veteran to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!