State Street & Downtown Madison, Madison

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State Street & Downtown Madison 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. See State Street & Downtown Madison and all Madison has to offer by arranging your trip with our Madison route app.
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  • Very nice walk around the capitol which is the center of the city. Very nice buildings. Worth a self walking tour around down town wih nice options for spending money. 
    Very nice walk around the capitol which is the center of the city. Very nice buildings. Worth a self walking tour around down town wih nice options for spending money.  more »
  • This place is deteriorating. Fast paced decline. I am so sad to see such state. I do not think there is way back to respectability for this place. 
    This place is deteriorating. Fast paced decline. I am so sad to see such state. I do not think there is way back to respectability for this place.  more »
  • A great place for a stoll. Many restaurants and interesting shops. Things get a little sketchy as you approach the campus, but in a fun wish-I-were-still-in-college sort of way. 
    A great place for a stoll. Many restaurants and interesting shops. Things get a little sketchy as you approach the campus, but in a fun wish-I-were-still-in-college sort of way.  more »

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