Downtown Madison – (State Street & Capitol Square)

Downtown Madison

Welcome to Downtown Madison! In the heart of Wisconsin’s capitol city, you will find the region’s center for entertainment, shopping, dining and events. Set on an isthmus between two scenic lakes, the famed State Street pedestrian mall links the Wisconsin State Capitol Square and King Street area to the University of Wisconsin campus. This unique shopping, dining and entertainment district features:

  • More than 370 shops, galleries, restaurants, and night spots, many locally owned
  • Museums and cultural destinations, such as the Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison Museum of
    Contemporary Art and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum
  • Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
  • Dane County Farmers’ Market
  • University of Wisconsin Memorial Union
  • Overture Center for the Arts

Downtown Madison Information Ambassadors are happy to offer shopping & dining suggestions. Stop by our seasonal Information Booths on State Street and the Capitol Square, and the new Visitor Center (coming fall 2010 to 452 State St.).

Contact: Mary Carbine
100 State Street, Madison, WI 53703


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