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Capitol Square

2 East Main Street, Madison, WI 53703
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Ranked #4 of 52 Attractions in Madison
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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188 reviews 188 reviews
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Could be my favorite farmers market in the USA - probably because of all the locally-crafted cheese. These are HAPPY COWS. Don't miss the spicy cheese bread vendor. Delish!

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Dyer, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We decided to venture to the square to see what type of shopping was available... There were lots of restaurants within walking distance all located right around the square of the Capitol. We had drinks at a steak place and dinner at the tavern next door. We did some shopping at a children's store and took a quick peek through... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a beautiful are to walk. There are a lot of cute shops of all kinds so spending time window shopping (or actually shopping) can be very enjoyable. The capital building is incredible and the tour is free.

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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Happy to be able to walk through the Capitol building and see such a beautiful structure! Wonderfully placed at the top of the hill.

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Riverview, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We love all the dining options, bars and all around atmosphere in and around Capitol Square. These are a few of the reasons we travel from Florida to spend time here.

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South Glens Falls, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The Capitol and square it is located on is loaded with an assortment of dining, pubs and on the weekend a huge farmers market! Oh, did I mention cheese shops?

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Sudbury, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

We are always here for the farmers market. Love the local fare and the view is to die for. We always get asked to take photos. It's always nice to grab a bit and sit on the grass and enjoy. The building is beautiful and the grounds well taken care of. Defiantly a must see in Madison.

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

An annual tradition for my husband and me is attending the Taste of Madison on the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend. We always arrive right at the start and have never had problems finding parking for our vehicle in nearby lots ($5 special event parking is very reasonable) or a nice spot on the capitol lawn for our... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We came to support a dear friend in his 2nd Iron Man competition & loved the venue! The whole area is gorgeous from the lake & the quaint capital square... The building & area reminded me of Wash D.C. but a cozier, miniature version. How exhilarating it was to cheer on the many men & women who are giving their... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Capitol building in Madison is a sight to behold. Unfortunately on the day we visited it wasn't open to the public - due to the weddings being held there. It is hardly an exaggeration to say there seemed to be weddings everywhere on this fine Saturday afternoon in summer. The interior is well worth a visit - we've been... More

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