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Capitol Square

Address: 2 East Main Street, Madison, WI 53703
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Ranked #4 of 122 things to do in Madison
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Wisconsin
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12 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Fantastic Restaurants and Pubs, Farmers Market and wow, that View of the Capital (especially at night) with glimpses of Lake Monona. Great destination to visit whether a resident of Madison or a visitor.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The rotunda is one of the largest in the nation. The marble beautiful, the paintings well displayed, and even the railings of the stairs are exquisite.

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Verona, Wisconsin
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149 reviews 149 reviews
33 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Madison capital is an beautiful building! When you are at Farmers Market on the square make sure you just pop inside the capital. The craftsmanship of the woodwork and the painted ceiling in the rotunda will leave you in awe!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The inside of this building is just as amazing as the outside! Our tour guide was great and extremely knowledgeable on all the fixtures of the Capitol and it's history. It features the fourth largest dome in the world, so unless you plan on getting to Europe any time soon, this will top just about anything you see.

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Istanbul
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294 reviews 294 reviews
199 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

If you visit Wisconsin during summer and fall; capitol square is the place to spend a Saturday afternoon. Farmer's Market is the best. They have lots of organic fresh produce and if you love cheese, you'll find yourself in cheese heaven with multiple stalls offering free samples. Parking is tough though so make sure to park in one of the... More 

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Antigo, Wisconsin
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36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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12 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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20 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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59 attraction reviews
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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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