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State Street

Madison, WI
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Ranked #15 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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268 reviews 268 reviews
126 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This street reminded us of M street in Georgetown, DC or Mill Avenue in Tempe, Arizona. It has "head shops," and typical merchandise appealing to students. I cannot imaging local residents shopping here since there is little to attract them. No wonder that landlords are having a tough time filling vacant spaces.

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Santiago
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A variety of shops offer local products. There is a Gap and several shoe stores. Great place to pick up little and unique gifts. Far beyond than the typical souvenirs. Well designed and planned shops. A special mention to the Museum Gift Shop with beautiful art work, jewelry and designer home utensils.

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lots of shop to browse through and some street artists who show off their talents which I did purchase a painting from. if you are in Madison you really need to stop by and wander around. Some good eating places too.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

State Street connects the campus to the Square. Tons of shops, restaurants and bars. No cars except for city buses, police and taxis. Lots of spots for outdoor seating.

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

State Street is worth a stop if you are in the Madison area. It's a lively, casual area that, while diverse, definitely speaks to the college town where it's located. It's one long street of unique shops (although there are some recognizable brand names there, too, like Gap), restaurants, and cafes (again with some recognizable names like Five Guys). There... More

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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90 reviews 90 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

You can find food, drinks, and plenty of shops. We were happy to find 3 great used bookstores, but really enjoyed watching the people go by.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you like seeing a little bit of everything, State Street is the place! It is always fun and we always see something new when we walk through. From shops to restaurants, a fabulous art museum. great ice cream and BEER, plenty of BEER! There is always something happening on State Street. It is one of the most popular hang-outs... More

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STILLWATER
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We found a awesome vintage/ formal clothing shop where one of the girls found a dress for next springs dance.

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Bauru, SP
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A central point of the city calls upon your attention, since you have good places to eat, shops, supermarket, bookstore (where I purchased a second hand copy of the classic novel The Virginian, by Owen Wister), and the wonderful shop dedicated to the University Team. Students and all citizens can find goods not only for school classes but also for... More

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Shawano, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

State street would be considerably more enjoyable if there weren't certain "locals" harassing people for money as they walked past.

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