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Capitol Street

Address: Charleston, WV
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Ranked #14 of 46 things to do in Charleston
Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Canoeing
Owner description: Capitol Street runs through the historic and scenic shopping and dining area of Charleston.
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Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping, Canoeing
Owner description: Capitol Street runs through the historic and scenic shopping and dining area of Charleston.
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Charleston
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

No visit to Charleston is complete without a walk down capital street at night. Great places to eat, from Black Bean Burrito to Pies and Pints to the Adelphia Sports Bar. When you want desert got to Ellen's Ice Cream...and if you want coffee and maybe a little music stop by Taylor Books!

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Arlington, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Charleston is a small city and there is only so much you can put on a street. Enjoyed the housing styles in the neighborhoods out Capitol Street

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Somehow it is difficult to review a street that was the social center of my teen age years and it's now a contrived urban space. Like many cities whose character has been destroyed by suburbanization, highways, or economic decline, Charleston struggles to save what was once a modest, but lively downtown. The buildings are fine, but unfortunately the tenants--a sports... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Very pretty street that is well lighted at night. Beautifully maintained / restored older buildings. Ate excellent pizza at Pies and Pints and then my daughter got ice cream at a shop across the street. We were first time visitors to Charleston from a much larger city and were impressed. It gave us a great impression of the city. Residents... More 

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MAYSVILLE, KENTUCKY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A sports bar where grape leaves and fried feta cheese are on the appetizer list as well as Greek wings! Or go next door for pizza and more beer choices than you can imagine. If sweet is your thing cross the street for homemade ice cream. A neat little area in downtown Charleston.

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Winfield, WV
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

So much to see/do here. You can envision a busy Charleston, WV of the 1950's-60's. You don't want to miss this stroll down memory lane to a better time/place:)

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Jacksonville, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

If you are already visiting Charleston then this is a neat place to stop by and check out. However, I would make a special trip to Charleston to see this. It does have a nice charm and lots of shops.

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Spring Hill, WV
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The art walk is so very nice and everyone is so hosp[iable-Tllens Ice Cream makes the best soup and a large variety of ice cream..

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Brooklin, Canada
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183 reviews 183 reviews
25 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The drive along the stree and the highway on the other side of the river provide lovely views of the town and river.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Capitol St. is like no other, lined with beautiful, well kept, older buildings full of shops and restaurants...I loved the tree lined street as well. Very charming!

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