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Address: Madison, WI
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: This seven-block bustling thoroughfare, which runs between Capitol Square...
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.
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This is where Madison hangs out

Your visit to Madison is incomplete without taking a peek at State Street. In fact, its almost impossible to avoid it since it runs across many major streets going from downtown... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Usa
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Your visit to Madison is incomplete without taking a peek at State Street. In fact, its almost impossible to avoid it since it runs across many major streets going from downtown to University. Parking is plenty. Best option is to park in garage so you don't have to watch your timer for meter to run out. Food. Seriously? There are... More 

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nice walk and worth the time if you like to shoe shop or people watch. Not my thing but worth the trip if you want an eclectic choice for food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This has a strange mix of attractions to match the student, and political oriented audience. The west end was closed to auto traffic in the 80's as a memorial mall, but is now back to being a street again. Bookstores, bars, fashionable stores, museums, and performance venues.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We had adults from WI, my daughter, her daughter and teenage nieces. We love everything except parking in the garages. $$$$ Anything on the square, state street and the UW has parking meters or garage parking. Either way it was fun and every store we went into was so friendly. We enjoy visiting Madison WI

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Loved walking on State Street at night. The lights at night bright it up and make it more exciting. Lots of bars to walk to and lots of things to see and enjoy.

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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

With the temperatures reaching the near 90's we spent the day looking at all the shops, kiosks and displays. It is great to find not only real bargains but also a number of things that met specific family and personal needs. This was a day well spent enjoying Wisconsin on State St.

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lots of shops and variety of restaurants, all within walking distance of the UW campus and state capital. Definitely try eating at the Old Fashion (across from the capital), and order their Cheese Curds. It was so good that we ate dinner there one night and lunch on our last day, right before we departed! Another great restaurant was Tutto... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My daughter and her friends have taken me to State street several times. It is a wonderful mixture of fun shops and unique places to eat, (along with some chains for those who are unadventurous).In the evening, you are likely to see various street artists. This is just a fun place to wander around. At one end of the street... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Drove through Madison on a whim during a broader road trip. Definitely a destination and I hope to stay longer next time. While there, we checked out the art fair (Art In the Square) around the capitol building. Really exceptional quality art. Lots of nice places to eat and cute shops near the Square and State St. Madison seems to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

State Street is the best, and most urban part of Madison. From well known shops like Urban Outfitters and Noodles to little gems like The Soap Opera and Ian's Pizza, you can always find something great.

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Address: Madison, WI
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison

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