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Address: Charleston, WV
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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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charming

lovely and probably the safest part of this town...nice, charming renovations have and are taking place...was there in the daytime...may be cautious after dark though...

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
mjpk25
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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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Columbus Ohio
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318 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its just an old section of town that isn't run down. There is some fine dining options but not as many as you'd expect. If you have the time and are downtime, maybe drive through.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Capitol Street is a great place to stroll and visit. My favortie places are: Ellen's Ice Cream, Talor Books, Visions Day Spa and Ivor's dress shop around the corner. There are many nice restaurants as well and Haddad River Park is within walking distance.

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Thank Debbie E
Charleston, West Virginia
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No trip to Charleston is complete without a stroll down Capitol Street! Stop by Taylor Books for art, culture, coffee, and (of course) to browse books, shop at Kinship Goods and Collage for off-beat gifts, grab some ice cream at Ellen's, and definitely get some pizza and beer at Pies and Pints! This is also the spot for lively nightlife... More 

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Thank WVBirdie
Parkersburg, West Virginia
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176 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

lovely and probably the safest part of this town...nice, charming renovations have and are taking place...was there in the daytime...may be cautious after dark though...

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Thank mjpk25
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Nice renewed downtown area with many fine dining restaurants,and business. Nice brick paved sidewalks with great landscaping to give the area a more laid back feel. Visitor have several dining options to choose from. Whether it be upscale pizza or surf and turf, it can be found it the renewed area.

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Madison, WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

From coffee shops, dinning, art studios and fine dinning and a few other nice clothing stores on Capitol Street.

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Thank Daryl O
Charleston, West Virginia
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62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Title says it all. Capitol Street's best stop is Ellen's Ice Cream. Ellen serves more than just ice cream; she has delicious light fare for lunch as well. Highly recommended.

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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is always refreshing to walk in this section of town for the shops and sites, but also the urban feel in a mostly rural town.

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Thank JAK K
Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

When you step into the 200 block of Charleston's Capitol Street, it seems as if you have left the present and travelled back to a time when life was so much simpler. Shops line the streets, folks stop to chat, and beautiful trees line the brick sidewalks. You find tastes and treats unique to WV, such as Pies & Pints... More 

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Thank Dale H
Hurricane, WV
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Capitol Street isn't back to its glory days yet but it's making progress. The restaurants are very nice, Taylor Books is awesome, the art walk is so much fun...who doesn't love Ellen's? It really is just a nice stroll.

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