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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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  • 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. 
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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.