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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walked during a Saturday morning when going to the farmers market at the Capital square. Plenty of shops and places to eat. Interesting place to walk around.

Thank Kenneth D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here on a whim, since we were looking for a place to eat and after a Google search, we decided to go to State Street. I loved it! With the state capitol building on one side and the university on the other, you...More

Thank Hugumom
Reviewed 5 days ago

Oh come on - who comes to Madison and doesn't walk State Street ?!!! I think the bookends (The Capitol and the Memorial Union) are FAR better than State St. But you gotta do it at least once. The shops are weird and wonderful -...More

Thank Amelia053
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Madison is a great city with a many things to do and see. One of the most fun and free things to do is stroll down State Street...dropping in to many unique establishments...retail and dining! A must 'do' in Madison!

Thank ShaybaShayba
Reviewed 1 week ago

Running from the edge of the UW campus to the capitol, this street turned pedestrian mall is packed with small restaurants offering a wide variety of different cuisines as well as an assortment of eclectic shops. On a sunny day, it is a great place...More

Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting street. First greeted by a slew of hipster type foodie international cuisine food trucks, all decorated and painted with cultural music brimming from the trucks and the lines form of young people looking for lunch while the steam and good smells rise and...More

Thank Lritzcracker
Tiffany K, Manager at State Street, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your thoughts and feedback on State Street. We're so glad you came to check us out!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a stroll and enjoy the many shops and restaurants. Foods of so many different cultures are available along with some great pubs. If you go on a Saturday morning between spring and fall, you can also enjoy the Farmer's Market.

Thank MadDiner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love all the small shops on State St. to check out. Plenty of places to eat and get a drink as well.

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very fun street to stroll and shop. Nice modern art museum and several interesting stores, restaurants etc.

Thank Fearlessmsla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very eclectic. Lots of shops. People watching easy to do. Many places to eat. Wonderful view from campus to State Capital.

Thank Henry R
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Linda G
Hi what is the walking time from Capital to the Union Terrace on Lake. Thanks
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.