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Capitol Square -South, Madison

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Surrounding the state's iconic capitol building, Capitol Square -South plays home to an array of shops, restaurants, bars, and more. Visit the area, more a network of streets than an actual open space, and explore the variety of local businesses. Stop in for a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and eateries along the way, or grab a cup of coffee or snack at one of the cafes. Be sure to take a moment to admire the intricate and elegant architecture of the domed capitol building nearby, a hallmark of the area and a nexus of activity for the entire city. To visit Capitol Square -South and other attractions in Madison, use our Madison journey maker tool .
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  • impressive handsome building with multiple views around the outside. There were many steps making it more difficult for older less active people  more »
  • A scaled down model of the U.S. Capitol. Beautiful and especially so at night when lit up. Capital sits on top of a small hill and is visible throughout Madison. During the summer and fall there is a ...  more »
  • Beautiful area that has a lot of homes less and those in less fortunate not getting appropriate services for food, housing and healthcare. Time for the people‚Äôs house to serve all the people. The Chur...  more »
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  • Heart of the city - and the state. Great to visit all year round; surrounded by history, architecture and many shops, restaurants and museums, but the best time by far is a Saturday morning in the Summer during the Farmers market. #VisitMadison

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The university and state politics draw a constant stream of visitors to Madison, so you'll find a wide range of accommodations in the city. Numerous hotels circle the campus, and some of these overlook Lake Mendota. Moving onto the isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, you'll find a handful of charming inns and bed and breakfasts, most of which offer panoramic views of the water. Areas south of Lake Monona feature national chain hotels and motels. These sit farther away from the action around campus and the State Capitol Building, but they can also offer water views and quiet settings near some of Madison's many parks.
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