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Worth a trip on Lake Freeman

The Madam Carroll is a Monticello treat! The trip is on Lake Freeman toward the dam and then back... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Goose Creek, South Carolina
Very Nice Boat Ride

It was a nice boat ride! It was clean, staff were friendly, and the trip was a good time had by all.

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Jill M
Chicago, Illinois
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  • Terrible9%
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The Madam Carroll is the largest Coast Guard approved vessel in the state of Indiana. The boat has an operational capacity of 500 guests and a license to party. She was launched on Lake Freeman in Monticello, Indiana in August of 1976. The 300-ton...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
12244 N Upper Lakeshore Dr, Monticello, IN 47960-4701
+1 574-583-3545
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

My family went on the Madam Carroll this past weekend for our grandmother’s birthday. Upon boarding, the security guard disregarded me and my wife when we were introduced to him by my grandmother. Not a big deal. I’m a bigger person than that. Everyone was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank yvettetovar25
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We have been coming tot he Madam Carroll at least 2-3 times a year for bands. So much fun. I have never been on a dinner cruise but hear it is wonderful.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Whether you go for the Sportman Inn buffet cruise or a Saturday night concert cruise or a family Sunday cruise on Lake Freeman...this is affordable fun for the entire family. I've even been to fundraiser events on board. Our church rented it once. I know...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Dawn901
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Inappropriately aggressive security staff with rude owner. Staff harassed friends and family without cause.

Date of experience: July 2017
7  Thank jensenesac
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The Madam Carroll is a Monticello treat! The trip is on Lake Freeman toward the dam and then back to the dock. Food and sometimes a band are available. The food is an additional purchase and there is a fee to ride the boat.Once on...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank jazzydays
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Spent last Saturday afternoon aboard the Madam Carroll. Usually we had been on the evening cruises, and enjoyed the night air and lights. This time we were actually able to see the shoreline and houses along the way.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Donna B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The boat trip is complete with food from the sportsman inn. the people are friendly and know the lake.even people that pass in smaller boats wave to you.the homes along the lake are something to see. the dinner cruise is the best. at 37.50. the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank CALVIN R
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

If you like to party to live music, on a great boat, on Lake Freeman. Then, this is where it's happening! www.madamcarroll.com

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank CWG51
Reviewed 25 July 2016

It was a nice boat ride! It was clean, staff were friendly, and the trip was a good time had by all.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Jill M
Reviewed 24 July 2016

One of the few major things to do in Monticello that has seen improvements thanks to new owners and operators. The new owners continue to impress and improve with the Madam Carroll since taking over a few years ago. They've improved the comfort of the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank TravelGavin
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