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State Street, Madison

(3.9/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
State Street serves as the city's main pedestrian route and center of activity. The street stretches through the center of town, with the state capitol at one end and the University of Wisconsin-Madison at the other. This location gives the area a lively student population. Explore the many shops as you stroll, or stop in for a bite or drink at one of the restaurants, bars, or cafes. You can also watch the musicians who frequently play along the route, as well as the other street performers. Don't miss the Memorial Library Mall, one of the city's most notable historical buildings. To visit State Street and get the most from your holiday in Madison, create itinerary details personal to you using our Madison travel itinerary planner.
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  • The city of Madison really needs to clean this place up. Could be a really happening place like it used to be. The place is overrun with homeless. Quite honestly it's a bit scary.  more »
  • The small unusual shops are gone, but the beggers and panhandlers seem to be back in force. More corporate shops and stores than ever, it is almost like going to West Towne Mall now. Nothing like it u...  more »
  • State Street is more modern than when we attended the UW, but it retains the funky vibe that it has always had. Street musicians entertained and thousands of people were walking on a VERY warm Februar...  more »