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Should We take a Detour to Madison

Melbourne, Australia
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Should We take a Detour to Madison

Well this is the Madison Forum! We will be driving from Atlanta Airport in early May to Savannah for 2 nights as part of a road trip. Should we make a detour to Madison (I know it's in the wrong direction) or spend the extra half day in Savannah?

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1. Re: Should We take a Detour to Madison

It is a nice place to visit but would rather spend the time in Savannah.

Gainesville, Georgia
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2. Re: Should We take a Detour to Madison

madison may not quite be worthy of 1/2 a day but it's a charming historic town with many ante-bellum homes and would not be terribly out of your way to savannah. enjoy your trip!

Decatur, Georgia
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3. Re: Should We take a Detour to Madison

Madison is a very attractive small southern town. Sherman spared it during his march to the sea, so more ante-bellum houses than most. Nice downtown with local shops. When you're done, just get on US 441 and head down toward Savannah.

Melbourne, Australia
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4. Re: Should We take a Detour to Madison

Thanks, google maps show it would take an extra hour in driving time. I wasn't considering half a day for Madison but if we spent an hour or two we would probably be arriving in Savannah at about 4 pm and having just flown in from Australia the night before somewhat jetlagged. Madison sounds appealing but we will also be spending time in Charleston so I guess we'll have the opportunity to satisfy our appetite for antebellum houses?

Mississippi
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5. Re: Should We take a Detour to Madison

Madison is a great historic town and a beautiful place to visit but I would not detour there after a long trip from Australia. Savannah and Charleston are great cities. Enjoy your trip.

Asheville, North...
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6. Re: Should We take a Detour to Madison

Madison is very pretty and historic, but I would not include it on this trip. You will enjoy Savannah and Charleston. Welcome to the South. Hope y'all have a great time.

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