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Address: Madison, WI
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This seven-block bustling thoroughfare, which runs between Capitol Square...

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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Walking Food Tour in Downtown Madison
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Lots of shops and also homeless people sleeping nearby

Walked down State Street after walking to the Capitol. Lots of specialty shops and restaurants. Homeless people are around asking for money and sleeping in areas nearby.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
T Z
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Sault Ste Marie, MI
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Sault Ste Marie, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walked down State Street after walking to the Capitol. Lots of specialty shops and restaurants. Homeless people are around asking for money and sleeping in areas nearby.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very pedestrian friendly area with an excellent selection of unique shops and eateries. I have lived in the area for many years but only became aware of this gem recently when looking for a quality hat. It is the type of shopping my wife and I love to do when we travel on vacation. If in the area it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I have been there, I expected much more. I though that would have better restaurants and clothes stores. You can find some of it, but not so spectacular.

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Thank Juliana L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I love downtown Madison. The people, the food, the night life. It's an awesome getaway,even for just 1 day.

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My all time favorite, on a hot summer day, was a guy walking on State Street in a long winter coat with a stocking cap on his head, playing a flute, and leading a duck on a string. I had not been drinking, but I can't say that about him. Great shops, taverns, and eateries make State Street a must-stop.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is so nice to visit a city where it is safe to stroll down the street with limited traffic, very little noise and plenty of distractions for your mind, body and stomach. My wife and I shopped, ate and drank our way down the street and had a wonderful evening!

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Louisville, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

State Street is a street. It is NOT the State Street Mall. A mall indicates to me something a little laid-back. State Street has a wealth of things to see and do, and I recommend checking it out, but it's like checking out boutique shops, cafes and restaurants while the UPS, FedEx, and over 1,000 buses (really! I worked for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many restaurants and stores that make this iconic street a fun time for a stroll. You could spend hours going into each shop, grab a bite to eat for every meal, and still enjoy some time for entertainment.

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Portage, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

State street is a must for a visit to Madison. Try Saturday in the summer. Start at Bascomb Hill and work your way to the farmer's market on the Capital Square. Or maybe on a Sat. in the fall and start at the Capital Square and work your way to the Badger Game. So much fun.

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No trip to Madison is complete without the walk down state street! It is full of shops, restaurants and history - it is also the best people watching in the midwest!

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