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Capitol Street

Charleston, WV
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Ranked #12 of 31 attractions in Charleston
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Shopping, Canoeing
Description: Capitol Street runs through the historic and scenic shopping and dining area of Charleston.
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Dayton, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

It was a great environment and the shops are very diverse. The bookstore and pies and pints were great.

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Port Orange, Florida, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Capitol Street , The old buildings, the beautiful tree lined street is like looking at a post card. This was like a walk down memory lane remembering the old stores and in what building they were in. It was good to be back home again !

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