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State Street

Madison, WI
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Ranked #14 of 52 Attractions in Madison
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: This seven-block bustling thoroughfare, which runs between Capitol Square and the university, buzzes with activity day and night, offering a diverse... more » Owner description: This seven-block bustling thoroughfare, which runs between Capitol Square and the university, buzzes with activity day and night, offering a diverse array of coffeehouses, ethnic restaurants, bookstores, art galleries and specialty shops. « less
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bettendorf
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

we were having a "girls" weekend and strolled around and stopped at a lot of unique shops. Great prices at Bangles and Bags, I also stopped at a children`s shop and picked up the most wonderful puppet., I wish I could remember the name of the store. I will be back to Madison to check out the museums and art

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Mankato
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Nice selection of restaurants and some "collegiate" shopping. Lots of people out and about enjoying the city/university and the weather wasn't even very nice.

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Canfield, Ohio, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I always enjoy visiting the bookstores on State Street. Unfortunately, there are now fewer bookstores than there used to be. Fortunately, I was able to get some good buys at Paul's and the UW bookstore. I also visited the UW Memorial Library and got some useful information at the Music Library. Anyone visiting Madison should have a good time walking... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Eat just about anything you can think of on this street. Walk to the end of the street to visit the Union. The hot weather brings out the halter tops.

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Dayton
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96 reviews 96 reviews
49 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Lots of great restaurants, small shops and a great view from the University to the Capitol Building. Just another reason to love the City of Madison!

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Fond Du Lac
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

No vehicle traffic allowed is great! Lots of variety in bars, restaurants and boutique shops. Close to the campus but a good mix of students and older adults. Fun party scene

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Kirkland, Washington, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

As is true for most college areas, State Street has a lot of bars and restaurants that feel like bars, which is probably a lot more fun when you are traveling with a group... I was solo, and was really looking or a place to eat, not drink beer, so I had to search long and hard to find a... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Fun spot to shop or have a drink at a few bars. Great spot to hang out and people watch. Plenty to see and do.

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Greenville, Wisconsin
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86 reviews 86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

There isn't anything quite like State St. in Madison. It is a mix of unique shops, great restaurants and one of a kind bars. On Badger game days it is a crazy place to be. Almost anytime, it is a great place to people watch. Visit...you won't regret it.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

State Street is perhaps the main street in downtown Madison. Along it can be found cafes, restaurants and bars reflecting the diverse ethnic background of its citizens as well as from the 30,000 or so students at the University at the end of this street. Public buildings include the Capitol at one end and the Arts centre and nearby new... More

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