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Capitol and Tulips

Photo by Joey Reuteman

Wisconsin State Capitol

Built in 1917, the Capitol is a center point of activity in Madison.

Wisconsin State Capitol

You can’t miss it. The 100+ year-old building is the anchor of downtown Madison, surrounded by restaurants and businesses on the active “Capitol Square.”

Drive into Madison on John Nolen Drive and you’ll see it in all its glory. It’s the tallest building in Madison — and the dome is one of the largest in the world.

Want to take a peek inside? No problem. The Capitol is open to the public seven days a week. Explore on your own or take a free guided tour. You’ll find beautiful mosaics, towering marble columns and exquisite art.

In the warmer months, visit the observation deck. Revel in a breathtaking, 365° view of downtown Madison and the surrounding lakes.

2 E. Main St.
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-0382
Fax: (608) 264-6684

Restaurants on the Capitol Square

The Coopers Tavern

Stop in for our outstanding selection of beer from around the world and a menu designed to soothe...

The Old Fashioned Tavern & Restaurant

Classic Wisconsin tavern featuring wood-burning grill, local cheeses, nightly specials and an...


Harvest offers Italian and modern American cuisines using fresh, seasonal, local and organic...


Our eclectic menus feature a range of pub-style classics and global-inspired favorites, all created...


Tavernakaya offers a unique yet familiar experience where classic tavern meets modern izakaya....

The Post - Best Western Premier Park Hotel

Whether you’re looking for a breakfast spot by the Capitol, a professional setting to have a...


Fromagination – on the Capitol Square since 2007 – is a European-style cut-to-order...

Graft Madison

Our menu is inviting for groups, couples and solo diners. The seasonal, world-influenced food and...