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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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It's always nice walking here a bit!

I like walking on state street sometimes and checking out the shops and restaurants. I have a few places that are my favorite. The state capitol is walking distance from here.On a... read more

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Wisconsin
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26 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This street is a lot of fun during the day and even in the early evening hours, but late at night the gangs come out and they will target you. You are easy prey for these Chicago thugs who prowl the street, knowing that the police are either too afraid or too busy to notice or care. Many of these... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I like walking on state street sometimes and checking out the shops and restaurants. I have a few places that are my favorite. The state capitol is walking distance from here.On a sunny day, it could be a fun thing to do. Eat and walk or sit in a coffee shop when you get tired. You can also relax on... More 

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Thank Priyannkaa
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great summer time activity in Madison! State Street offers all kinds of different restaurants from burger joints to tea rooms to upscale dining. The stores have a a hipster vibe, but they are fun to check out! State Street is a little harder to enjoy during the winter months since everything is outside.

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Des Moines
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128 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A Street that connects the university with the capitol that is filled with shops of all kinds. Great place to kill a few hours and spend some dollars. Good places to eat and get dessert as well.

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Thank Casey Y
Wisconsin
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Monday evening, so many stores and food/beverage establishments were closed. This wasn't a problem as we were looking for a peaceful evening alone. It was quiet, but still full of characters. Prepare yourself mentally for the homeless that may be hunkered down in the doorways of shops/restaurants. It's a sad but true reality in a capital city.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shopping along State Street and watching the people is really the highlight of the experience. I love how there are so many locally owned stores, as it is always nice to support the independent business owner. I also like the various musicians you may find playing during a nice day and the diverse group of people. With this street being... More 

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Thank Jill0404
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything that is great about Madison and the UW campus is right here. Food, head shops, bars, cool entertainment venues. Whenever possible done outside, the people watching is the real fun here.

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Thank Zach C
Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun, ultra cool street to walk through when visiting Madison. Madison is surprisingly hip and trendy. A must do for any visitor.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

State Street is vibrant send full of student life with cafes and restaurants with seating outside. It has quirky shops and lots of interest. Recommended

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Thank Kathy F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever I visit Madison I find myself wandering up and down State Street. There are a variety of interesting bookshops, cafes and clothing shops, etc... to browse. As this is a college town there is lots to see and experience. .Never a dull moment.

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