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Address: 2 East Main Street, Madison, WI 53703
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We love coming to Madison to visit our son. It's a great city. Since he lives near State Street, we spend a lot of time walking around. We always go up to the Capitol. Today we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 28, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We love coming to Madison to visit our son. It's a great city. Since he lives near State Street, we spend a lot of time walking around. We always go up to the Capitol. Today we enjoyed walking around the inside and outside. It's such a beautiful building. So many interesting entries. We caught a lot of Pokémon around the... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

Capitol Square is a must-see/visit place in Madison, particularly on Saturdays during Farmer's Market season. The impressive Capitol is surrounded by beautiful lawns and a number of shops, restaurants and cafes. Nice place.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

I walked around the Capitol building to take in the Square. It was winter, but they had all of the sidewalks and stairs cleared. Mostly everything was put away for the winter but it was still well maintained.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

The capitol itself is a work of art. Wonderful views of the isthmus and lakes. Summer time is amazing with the best farmers' market in Wisconsin. Holidays are special with a huge tree in the rotunda.

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Dafter, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Walked by and around it. Very beautiful setting and view from any of the streets leading up to it. Lots of picture opportunities with it's setting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

It is almost impossible don t see this monument. It is cited in downtown and a square surrounds it. Good to walk and used as reference when you are lost.

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Waterloo, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

I have been several times in Madison, WI, but never made it to the Capitol Square. The Capitol building is really something to see ... a MUST. Unfortunately, I didn't have the time to visit the inside of the Capitol. Will sure do next time when in Madison!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

The day that my wife and I went to Capitol Square, we went through the farmer's market that was encircled around the capitol. The market was great, and walking through the streets was wonderful, seeing the activity all around us.

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Quebradillas, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

We walking on a freezing saturday afternoon the streets near the Capitol area of this college town until the night and really the nightly view was awesome and you should find many local restaurants and shops in all streets near the building , take pictures if you visit this area in near future .

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Spend an afternoon strolling the capitol square, which is pretty in all 4 seasons. On Saturday there is one of the best Farmers' Markets in the state on the square. Other attractions are held on summer evenings. Of course, while there, you must visit the magnificent capitol and take a walk outside around the dome.

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