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State Street, that Great Street, in Madison

State Street in Madison, Wisconsin, reminds of what State Street in Chicago used to be. It is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
day time nice exploring the city

Enjoyed going in stores and seeing what restaurants there are in the area. I enjoy the area and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jena N
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Stitzer, Wisconsin
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  • Poor2%
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This seven-block bustling thoroughfare, which runs between Capitol Square and the University of Wisconsin, buzzes with activity day and night. Offering lake access, amazing views, several museums and theaters, more than 140 restaurants including a...more
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State Street in Madison, Wisconsin, reminds of what State Street in Chicago used to be. It is a pedestrian zone, located near the State Capitol, that extends from the west corner of land comprising the Capitol, at the corners of Carroll and Mifflin Streets, westward to Lake
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Enjoyed going in stores and seeing what restaurants there are in the area. I enjoy the area and feel safer in the daytime.
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We often walk State Street from the Capitol to the UW Union. In between, there are lots of in shops where you can browse, cafes where you can grab a hot tea for sustenance, and plenty of interesting restaurants if you get hungry. After you get to the Union, go out onto the
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We were here just a short time but we enjoyed our walk in the area around the Capitol. We noticed and visited some of the nice stores and restaurants. Parking was easy. We even enjoyed playing a bit of corn hole on a set which was set up out side some stores. We are not
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I'm torn on my rating of 3 vs 4, but this was comparable to most other big cities I've been to. It was clean, had a lot of national stores (many I can find anywhere) and some local and was pretty well maintained. The traffic wasn't too bad. Most people did their thing and
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