We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fun Time”

State Street & Downtown Madison
Book In Advance
More Info
$58.03*
and up
Walking Food Tour in Downtown Madison
Ranked #14 of 107 things to do in Madison
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: This seven-block bustling thoroughfare, which runs between Capitol Square and the university, buzzes with activity day and night, offering a diverse array of coffeehouses, ethnic restaurants, bookstores, art galleries and specialty shops.
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Great for people watching and fun shopping. Take a walk around and see the capitol building and on Saturdays go to the incredible farmer's market.

1  Thank Shotzie05
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (777)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"people watching"
in 68 reviews
"great street"
in 25 reviews
"ethnic restaurants"
in 22 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 17 reviews
"unique shops"
in 25 reviews
"pedestrian mall"
in 13 reviews
"soap opera"
in 10 reviews
"street musicians"
in 17 reviews
"window shopping"
in 9 reviews
"college town"
in 21 reviews
"book store"
in 8 reviews
"college kids"
in 13 reviews
"walk up"
in 12 reviews
"outdoor seating"
in 8 reviews
"uw campus"
in 18 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 9 reviews
"ice cream"
in 21 reviews
Filter

512 - 516 of 777 reviews

Reviewed September 14, 2013

Third trip to State street in about 10 years. Seems to be losing its magic. Used to be great assortment of little funky shops. Now restaurants dominate the scene, and it seemed most of the few shops were closed on Sunday afternoon. Some races were going on around the Square which were fun to watch. Seemed to be an unusual number of homeless looking people just standing around corners, not panhandling, but just standing around all over. Waiting for something? Was kind of weird. Disappointed in the State Street experience this time around.

1  Thank roadtripmajik
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 13, 2013

You will find State St to be a cornucopia of delight. Great restaurants, unique shops and wonderful for people watching. Walk the length from the Capitol to the start do the Campus. Make a day of it. Visit the Chazen museum, head over to the UW Union terrace and enjoy wonderful Lake views. A must when visiting MadCity.

1  Thank GiseppeGord
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 12, 2013

You can find everything and anything on State Street. Need a unique gift, certain type of food, or window shopping...this is the place! I so miss this place from my college years. I loved it then and go back every other year. My kids were overwhelmed last year because it was also Alumni and Halloween weekend and it was packed and you had to pay to get on the street.

1  Thank KarenJ1963
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed September 11, 2013

especially fun on Badger football game days...it is a sea of red. Always something to do/see. We make the trip to buy caramel corn!

1  Thank Andy10of10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed State Street & Downtown Madison also viewed

 

Been to State Street & Downtown Madison? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing