State Street, Madison

State Street, Madison (must see)

State Street in Madison provides a crucial link between the campus for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and State Capitol Square. This street is a pedestrian mall, closed to car traffic. With this street connecting two of the city's major "anchors", there are plenty of stores and restaurants that are worth your time.

Local boutiques are some of the most popular types of shops represented on this street. Check out some of the great-smelling soaps and aromatherapy products at Soap Opera, find out what record is popular at Jazzman, or see what craft items you can buy at Anthology.

If you feel like grabbing something to eat, there are a lot of excellent options. Try Parthenon Gyros for gyro sandwiches and other Greek specialties, drop by Mackesey's Irish Pub for sandwiches and 14 beers on-tap, or State Street Brats for bratwurst and other local favorites. You won't leave this area feeling hungry.

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State Street on Map

Sight Name: State Street
Sight Location: Madison, USA (See walking tours in Madison)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Madison, Wisconsin

Create Your Own Walk in Madison

Create Your Own Walk in Madison

Creating your own self-guided walk in Madison is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Walking Tour

University of Wisconsin-Madison Walking Tour

Founded the same year as Wisconsin achieved statehood – 1848, University of Wisconsin-Madison is the oldest public university of the state and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. The latter consists of 20 schools and colleges, which enrolls roughly 30,000 undergraduate and 14,000 graduate students.

Located on the shores of Lake Mendota, the campus includes four...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Madison Introduction Walking Tour

Madison Introduction Walking Tour

The Native Americans called the Madison area Taychopera, meaning "land of the four lakes" which are known today as Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, and Kegonsa. The first European settlement began in 1829 when James Duane Doty, a former federal judge, purchased over a thousand acres of land between Lakes Mendota and Monona.

The city was named after President James Madison and made the state...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles