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State Street

Madison, WI
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This seven-block bustling thoroughfare, which runs between Capitol Square and the university, buzzes with activity day and night, offering a diverse array of coffeehouses, ethnic restaurants, bookstores, art galleries and specialty shops.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

State Street offers a wonderful Saturday Market on the streets alongside the already amazing shops and scrumptious varieties of eateries. If you can't find a great place to eat here you just aren't hungry! Ethnic, European or American at your fingertips!

Thank Patti B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

State Street is more than just a street connecting the UW campus with the magnificent dome of the State Capitol. It is a passage between two unrealities of the city: ivory tower academia and the political fantasies of state government. A variety of buildings are...More

Thank douglasl739
Reviewed 5 days ago

a quirky university and downtown street to visit with great little shops and book stores and little restaurants.

Thank hollytp1963
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been strolling down this street since the 60's and unfortunately, the flavor that State Street once had is moving to new store fronts, condo's and chains. Don't get me wrong, we went on Maxwell Street Days and had an incredible time, but not...More

Thank rockydogz1
Reviewed 6 days ago

decades after they closed it to traffic, Still fun to walk. Many places to eat and shop. But This is mostly for people watching.

Thank bowwowwow
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great way to spend the day when you visit Madison. The top of State St is the state capitol and is worth seeing as well. The end of State St is across from the Memorial Union. The Union is located on Lake Mendota and...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots of food and drink, some cheap some not. Lots of great people watching. Beware of bums asking for money.

Thank RyanfromIowa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

City revolves around circles. Circles around the lakes and the state capital. Most confusing traffic flow I've ever seen and I've been in DC, LA, Rome, Paris and Cairo (worst driving in world, except here). While it's nice to provide bike lanes, though saw very...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Has great variety of restaurants and shops. Great place to just people watch also. A must to visit during home Badger football games, so mych excitement.

Thank Jacquelyn T
Reviewed 1 week ago

State Street offers quality dining, cute capital and college town spirit, and a good taste of Wisconsin as a whole. Since State Street is located between the University of Wisconsin and the Capitol, as well as adjacent to the lake, State Street serves as the...More

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Linda G
1 June 2017|
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Response from Travelartgolf | Reviewed this property |
About 15 to 20 minutes. Worth it. May find places to check in between? We liked eating outside at the terrace there.
Lukas M
15 March 2015|
Response from interceptpubs | Reviewed this property |
yes, a lot of them do, except the fish, snakes, and other legless varieties. if you're asking if you see people walking animals (dogs, etc.) on state street, then yes, but on leashes (the animals that is).