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Address: Charleston, WV
Activities: Shopping, Canoeing
Description: Capitol Street runs through the historic and scenic shopping and dining...
Capitol Street runs through the historic and scenic shopping and dining area of Charleston.
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No parking

If you want to go here to eat or shop or walk, park somewhere else (May I suggest up by Capitol Market if it's during the day, or down on the river otherwise?) because you won't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Sasha S
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Charleston, West Virginia
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22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Newington, Ct
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

It got its name from the fact that the original Capitol was located on that street..but we did not see a sign that noted where it was...maybe we just missed it

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Charleston, West Virginia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

If you want to go here to eat or shop or walk, park somewhere else (May I suggest up by Capitol Market if it's during the day, or down on the river otherwise?) because you won't even be able to find a space here except by the grace of the parking fairies. Also for confused natives and a handful of... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great food places all around, fantastic independent book store and ice cream shop all across the street from each other

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Charleston
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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22 reviews 22 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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