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Capitol Square

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Address: 2 East Main Street, Madison, WI 53703
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Walking Food Tour in Downtown Madison
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Great Walking Spot, Lots to See

Capitol Square is a great area. Great place to take a walk, take in the sights and find a place to eat. Of course, it's only better on Saturdays when then the Farmers' Market... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Laraine322
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Capitol Square is a great area. Great place to take a walk, take in the sights and find a place to eat. Of course, it's only better on Saturdays when then the Farmers' Market takes place.

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Thank Laraine322
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The capitol building is grand, definitely a must visit while in Madison. Visit on a Saturday if you can so you get a taste of the excellent farmer's market at the square. There are also several excellent restaurants nearby.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cute and cozy Capitol downtown area. Easy to park and walk around the area, lakes and University. You can tour in about 2-3hrs.

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Thank Paola R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

focal place to bring out of town guests, capitol itself is beautiful inside and out. walk in by yourself to take a look at the beautiful dome and seasonal features (holiday/xmas tree, protest/activist posters, etc). The lit up capitol/capitol square at night is beautiful. many events in the warmer months, farmers market on saturday mornings, food festivals with live music... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As usual my go to place around the square since I live close by . Friends are amazed at the variety of shops and restaurants as well as the beauty of our Capitol - a replica of D.C. ! Love downtown Madison 💜

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always good to walk through the Capital square. Lots of places around there to go for food drinks or walk.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Capitol Square sits at the top on a large hill and looks out at the city in all directions. It is the site of the very popular Farmers Market on Saturdays, musical performances in nice weather, and the destination of marches and protests of all types. State Street which own probably the most fun street in the city connects Capitol... More 

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Eagle River
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are from a very small town in northern Wisconsin, but make at least one visit per year to a larger city. We absolutely loved the activity here, the history, and the friendly shop owners and locals!

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Loving this location! Every Saturday in the summer there is a farmers markets that spans all the way around the square. Loved it! Also, love all the different restaurants located in the area. If you are a foodie you will love this area.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Every Sat. in the spring/summer/fall seasons this is home to one of the best farmer's markets you will find anywhere. If you've never been in the capital make sure to pop in. Do the famous laying on the ground in the center & look up. It really is a spectacular building. Lots & lots of great restaurants & shops in... More 

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