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Address: 2 East Main Street, Madison, WI 53703
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Beautiful afternoon to see Downtown Madison

Very active downtown scene leading towards Capital Square and the lake water front away from the University of Wisconsin.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Plano, Texas
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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very active downtown scene leading towards Capital Square and the lake water front away from the University of Wisconsin.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Capitol Square is where the Wisconsin Capitol building is situated. The square is where fun activities happen especially in summer. It is a green space around the Capitol with beautiful green lawn, flowers and trees. The area around the Square is filled with museum and restaurants. The famous nightlife of Madison, State Street, also starts from the square. Walk around... More 

Thank Prawet J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As Madison residents, we love going to the square often. But it's also a favorite place to bring out of town friends. Never disappoints!

Thank Terlayne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All around the square are interesting restaurants and museums. In addition you have the state Capitol building.

Thank Terry K
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the more beautiful State capitols, is open to the public, air conditioned if you need to get out of the hear, tours conducted which are well worth the time, and clean rest rooms

Thank wisconsinwinegirl
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a walk after dinner around this beautiful building. Surrounding area was clean and seemed safe, although we did have a college kid approach us asking for money.

Thank Sherry G
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I worked near this place, so walked around the capitol often.The neighborhood has many restaurants and the walk is pleasant in spring.

Thank broosontheloos
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If the car is parked or travel is by bus or taxi, Madison's historic Capitol Square is a must, complementing the adjoining popular State Street mall. This attraction offers shopping, people watching, gnashing and learning. Lakes Mendota and Monona are within walking distance from Capitol Square because it centers the isthmus that is Madison's downtown. The tallest building downtown--a law... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great time. Great food and lots of choices. Great opportunity to try something new. Also nice mix of live music appreciate that.

Thank Shane D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A historic building and the square is very pleasant at night. Also great framers market on Saturdays.

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