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Capitol Square

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Address: 2 East Main Street, Madison, WI 53703
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This is a perfect capitol square. In the summer it is surrounded by the farmers market. In July by Art in the Park. A lovely location!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Winnetka, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a perfect capitol square. In the summer it is surrounded by the farmers market. In July by Art in the Park. A lovely location!

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite things about capitol square is the outdoor farmer's market!! So many vendors. It's great to stroll the square and purchase breakfast from a vendor.

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Thank RMJtraveler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The capital building is a lovely building! On a nice spring day, one shouldn't miss going to the top of the building to look at the lakes and the city from above. Afterwards a stroll around the square is a great place to get coffee or a meal. There are concerts and farmers markets around the square various times of... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Madison you really need to stroll around the Capitol Square. Certainly spring, summer or fall are the optimal weather times, along with the grounds blooming. Surrounded by great restaurants and museums for both young and adult. Don't forget to tour the Capitol itself! This is the 100th anniversary year, 2017. During the summer you can also catch concerts... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We went to the farmers market around the square on Saturday morning and it was great to see all of the local farmers and stalls as we walked around the Capitol. It is a beautiful building and worth a walk around.

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Almost as iconic as the US Capitol, this is the kind of architecture that endures, but will likely not ever be duplicated. The "Square" is the governmental/cultural/business hub of a great city. Situated on a high point between Lakes Mendota and Monona, you do not want to miss it.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is such an exemplary example of a State Capitol. It is located at one end of a straight street, State Street, that connects directly down to the University of Wisconsin Campus, located on the other end. We spent time walking the four corners of the square one sunny morning. It was near the lunch hour. People were having lunch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We love coming to Madison to visit our son. It's a great city. Since he lives near State Street, we spend a lot of time walking around. We always go up to the Capitol. Today we enjoyed walking around the inside and outside. It's such a beautiful building. So many interesting entries. We caught a lot of Pokémon around the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Capitol Square is a must-see/visit place in Madison, particularly on Saturdays during Farmer's Market season. The impressive Capitol is surrounded by beautiful lawns and a number of shops, restaurants and cafes. Nice place.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I walked around the Capitol building to take in the Square. It was winter, but they had all of the sidewalks and stairs cleared. Mostly everything was put away for the winter but it was still well maintained.

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