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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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Great inviting downtown

We loved the bookstore and several of the storefront restaurants! Hope to return and visit some more places.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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Charleston
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful, small downtown with cobblestone and independent businesses. Art Walk is done monthly. Various stores exhibit local artist goods-- art, woodwork, sculpture, ornaments and more-- with tastings of wine and snacks. Great event.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Taylor Books on Capitol Street in Charleston, WV is a cozy place to browse and/or purchase books, magazines and art. The hospitality is excellent and beverages such as soft drinks, lattes, coffee, craft beer and wines are served. Baked goods and snacks are also available. A used book section is in the works. It is a comfortable, favorite, local meeting... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We loved the bookstore and several of the storefront restaurants! Hope to return and visit some more places.

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Johnstown, Pennslyvania
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86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

There wasn't much to see or do. Basically a place to shop for groceries or live plants. Only two places to grab a lunch and both were so so.

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Newington, Ct
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 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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89 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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
8 attraction reviews
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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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65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Address: Address: Charleston, WV
Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston

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