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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.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The wife and I and a friend walked along here after dinner. A very interesting place to walk with many interesting shops and restaurants. Beware of the street people! There are plenty of them.

Thank bcreff
Reviewed 6 days ago

Plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants. The place you want to be everyday in Madison. Generally pretty safe and lot's of students around.

Thank worldtraveler0632
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most famous street in madison, full of restaurants, bars and shops, excellent option for a walk, highly recommended

Thank altair m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the afternoon in Madison. Beautiful campus. Disappointed in State street. So many empty store fronts. Many restaurants are closed on Monday's and of course we visited on a Monday.

Thank Shelly W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We live in a certain university town elsewhere that has a " State Street"--only the one in Madison is worthy of the name, we love it! Great Po-Ke-Mon Go if that is to your liking...

Thank Faith H
Reviewed 17 August 2017

State Street is like a time capsule and the shops and eaters reflected it.. During the 60's & 70's it was a hippie, pothead, and anti-war atmosphere. The 80's & 90's beer, brats, and jocks go Buckie. From 2010 to present the campus area and...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Since we were in town for the weekend we took in the Farmers market and State street. Really nice atmosphere and fabulous market. Even snuck in a tour in the Capital. Nice people in Madison...

Thank Curtis P
Reviewed 11 August 2017

It's always great walking up State Street from Bascom Hill to the Capitol whether is is during a weekday or on a Saturday when Farmers Market is going on. A great way just to chill out. For lunch or dinner stop at the Parthenon. The...More

1  Thank TheTravelingBadger
Reviewed 10 August 2017

State Street is a good blend of local shops with a few bigger brands. We were there in the early morning, so it was not crowded.

Thank 347tyw
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Of all the attractions in Madison, besides the Capitol, one needs to experience State Street at least once. It is easily accessible via the Farmer's Market on Capitol Square or via other connecting street with the UW Campus. You'll find all kinds of shops, stores,...More

Thank Rhonda M
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Linda G
1 June 2017|
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Response from Travelartgolf | Reviewed this property |
About 15 to 20 minutes. Worth it. May find places to check in between? We liked eating outside at the terrace there.
Lukas M
16 March 2015|
Response from interceptpubs | Reviewed this property |
yes, a lot of them do, except the fish, snakes, and other legless varieties. if you're asking if you see people walking animals (dogs, etc.) on state street, then yes, but on leashes (the animals that is).