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Capitol Square

Address: 2 East Main Street, Madison, WI 53703
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Ranked #5 of 41 Attractions in Madison
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Antigo, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Best Farmer's Market in the state! Buy a muffin and some coffee and graze while you watch all the people!

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Madison, WI
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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love the capitol square. Granted I've lived in Madison all my life, but its the go-to show off the city when a visitor arrives! In summer and fall it is leafy, shady and beautifully landscaped, with a bustling farmer's market on Saturdays that offers a wide variety of Wisconsin products (including cheese!). On summer Wednesdays stretch out a picnic... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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111 reviews 111 reviews
19 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Whenever my husband and I go out we make a point to visit the Capitol square. Out of towners - don't waste your time going to State Street - go straight to the square. Wait times at the Old Fashioned are borderline ridiculous but there are plenty of other great spots that have the best view in town - the... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I went to school here and still find it very confusing to navigate. I think that a map in hand is a necessity!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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180 reviews 180 reviews
52 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Madison is truly a beautiful and unique state capitol. The Capitol Square sits between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. East Washington and West Washington Ave are divided by the Capitol Square, and many locals use this as a reference point for visitors. Spring and summer Saturday mornings are lined with Farmer's Market vendors, followed by Concerts on the Square and... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Square has the best restaurants in Madison! I wish there were more shops / stores. The square also has great vintage-like bars with a great view of the capitol.

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Vermont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

No beating this farmer's market - on Saturday mornings. All around the capitol - only walk in one direction. Don't miss the free sample cheese curds!

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Morton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

great places to eat on the square. Some outside eating which is nice - great view of the Capitol dome.

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Palm Springs, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Parking is an issue every where in the Capitol Square area. Don't park in the sketchy areas. There was a wait at almost every restaurant we tried to eat at.

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virginia, MN
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We participated in both. The Farmer's Market is awesome. We bought tons of stuff. Wish we could have rented a refrigerated trailer to haul all the good stuff home. We lucked out and had beautiful weather for our trip. And there's a demonstration to fit every person somewhere on the Capitol lawn/steps.

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