"A visit to Madison" Top 5 Page for this destination Wisconsin Things to Do Tip by dlandt

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by dlandt

Madison is not really a government city like you might expect from a state capitol. When you enter Madison it has the look and feel of an overgrown college campus with a civic component.

Because there are so many students in the city, you find many shops and stores and restaurants that are keen to cater to the curious mind. Brass from India, cheese from Wisconsin, dress shops fromn central Asia, all these things have found their way to the streets of Madison, including a very large cluster near the capitol dome. It is very possible to kill entire days snacking on British meat pies, sipping Italian cappucino, and loafing through musty used book stores.

If you have some time in Wisconsin and you want to pass it in a pleasant, very non-hostile environment surrounded by nice things and people, you could do very well to drop in to Madison.

The picture shows one of the primary streets of downtown, along with a view of the capitol dome itself.

Directions: SW Wisconsin

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  • Updated Dec 21, 2005
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