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Capitol Street

Charleston, WV
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When is a street a venue?

Capitol Street in downtown Charleston is much changed from my youth, but if anything it is more... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kent H
Charleston, West Virginia
Very nice venue !!! Shops ,barsand resturants are plenty!! Parking is a problem

Revamped area in a mix of old and new. Lots of shops, resturants, hotels !!! Parking is a problem... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Capitol Street in downtown Charleston is much changed from my youth, but if anything it is more charming now than it was then. Tree shaded, it is a mix of law offices, restaurants, and a book store cum coffee shop plus home-made ice cream -...More

Thank Kent H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Revamped area in a mix of old and new. Lots of shops, resturants, hotels !!! Parking is a problem but walking arount the area is a nice experience! Very nice summer time place. Evening and morning is plesent !

Thank 485jeannes
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have lovely shops, a great book store, a pizza parlor, pubs, the library, and a great, safe place for walking. I took my 8 year old niece there for spring break for ice cream, and she enjoyed the walking, browsing and shopping.

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Glad to see Capitol Street has evolved into a great place for a stroll or getting some speciality ice cream or dessert. I remember when it was lined with department stores and specialty shops back in the 50's and 60's.

Thank Rose K
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The area is great but parking is the pits. Who wants to traverse the city center and pay the fees that are asked or receive a parking ticket.

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Capitol Street has undergone a renewal and is a very pleasant place to walk. Most of the old buildings have been refurbished and there are trees and park benches situated to accent the beauty. There are coffee shops, bookstores, jewelry stores, a peanut shop ice...More

3  Thank cryoung2
Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you're looking for great food, culture, night entertainment, shopping or some pampering, Capitol Street has it all.

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Several very good local restaurants all within a few blocks. Book store and some local shopping mixed in. Great place to spend time just checking things out.

Reviewed 18 January 2017

Starting from Kanawha Blvd (by the river), all the way down to Graziano's Pizza. There's something for everyone. Multiple bars that serve food until late night. Handmade Ice cream, craft Pizza and beer (Pies and Pints), there's great Japanese/ Sushi (Ichiban). Steakhouse and Wine (The...More

3  Thank Morgan W
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Several blocks of beautifully restored Victorian buildings, trees, and brick sidewalks. Most buildings are home to law offices and such, but you'll also find cool destinations such as Taylor Books (bookstore, coffeeshop, wine and beer), Ellen's Ice Cream (made on the premises), Pies & Pints...More

1  Thank RickLeePhoto
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Kim N
Is the museum wheelchair accessible? Thank you.
22 July 2016|
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Response from BookCentsBabe | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I believe all public places must be wheel chair accessible (I think it's a law there).
Kim N
Is it wheel chair accessible?
22 July 2016|
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Response from Coach T | Reviewed this property |
The street is yes but some of the restaurants may have a small step.
Are the stores open memorial day?
28 May 2016|
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Response from Skip R | Reviewed this property |
I recommend calling the specific shop of interest to determine their schedule before going downtown. I am sure the eaterys will be open but since the "retail" shops are locally owned its highly possible they will be closed... More