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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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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

above sums it up nicely lit at night did not go inside outdoor concert down the street old and young hippies galore. felt at home

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53 reviews 53 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After almost a dozen trips to Madison I finally actually went in the Capitol building last week. It was awesome, the architecture and layout is really something to see. Wednesdays nights during the summer there are free public concerts on the Capitol lawn. I checked out the inside before the concert started. Its a great atmosphere to be around the... More

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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have been to most Capitols in the Country, and I think this is in the top three in terms of the grounds, facilities, aesthetics, and surrounding area. There are a lot of annoying hippies, and far more than any other place I have ever been. If you put that aside, this is a Capitol building worth seeing.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What a fantastic experience! Fresh veggies of all types, fresh flowers, fresh cheese, fresh pastries and breads, just....fresh! Handmade pasta, meats straight from the farm----and this is just what's on the Capitol side. Across the street you'll find various handcrafted items. Enjoy if you don't mind crowds and avoid if you do---it's a swift-moving current of old, young, large, and... More

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Hilliard, Ohio
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30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I love this place. On our last trip, we went to the Farmer's Market on the Square, but whether there is something going on (Taste of Madison, Art Fair, Maxwell Street Days, Concerts on the Square) or there isn't, this is a beautiful place to just get out and walk.

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Saginaw, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you're in the area of downtown Madison then this is a place you must swing by, hang out if you have the time, and do some people watching!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Nice place for a stroll with friends or family, with flowers all around! It's surrounded by some of the best restaurants in Madison. And the farmer's market on Saturdays is awesome! While there, add a visit to the Capitol.

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Albany, Ny
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Farmers market and Capital building are amazing! Saturday ams are busy but worth it! If you get the chance-- go!

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Kansas City, Missouri
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Spent a few hours walking around the square and going into some cute stores. Lots of places to eat and lots of bars. It's something anyone visiting Madison should do.

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Bangalore, India
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Madison downtown is worth a visit just because of Wisconsin State Capitol building. It is right in the middle of Madison downtown and visible from a distance as you drive to downtown. The Tulip's of different colors at different corners add to beauty of capitol square. There are eating joints and pubs all around it. My Favorite is Graze .....

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