Stroll Down State

Duration: 2:00pm-4:30pm (2.5 hours)

Location: The tour will start at the Library Mall in front of the fountain




Private Tour - On Request

Tour capacity is 12 participants.

Tickets are not able to be refunded or exchanged.

Shop and savor your way down Madison’s famous State Street on this 3 hour city excursion.

  • Enjoy delicious tastings including high quality olive oil and spirits and decadent Wisconsin super-premium ice cream
  • Get a closer look and shop at local retailers that have been providing Madison with natural and ethical products for over 40 years
  • Relish in the culture and history of Madison with our signature stops at the Capitol, Overture Center, and many more!

All ages and fitness levels

Restrooms available

Wheelchair accessible

Begins at 2:00pm

2 unique food tastings

Tour operates rain or shine

Moderate, 2 mile walk with minimal rest

Available Saturdays Memorial Day-Labor Day

The perfect combination of culture, shopping, and fun On this experience you’ll get a chance to indulge in everything the Madison lifestyle has to offer – beautiful sights, unique local products, and tasty food that will inspire you. Stops will include a natural luxury soap shop that all started with two men on rollerblades, the most popular icons of Madison including the Capitol and Memorial Union, and Wisconsin’s only award winning super-premium ice cream.

An afternoon exploring the city by foot All of the locations that we visit are within walking distance from one another allowing you to spend the afternoon taking in the famous State Street of Madison. The walk is an moderate, 2 mile adventure that is easily accessible for strollers and wheelchairs. We move at a comfortable pace that allows you to take in all of the history and architecture that State Street is bursting with.

An experience for all Our goal at Capital City Food Tours is to provide all of our guests with an enjoyable afternoon eating, drinking, and shopping while learning about the history and lifestyle of Madison. Tour guides provide you with interesting stories that we’ve gathered from the business owner’s themselves, truly connecting you to the city. We delve into the history of some of the most unique cultural stops in Madison. Along the walk learn about our progressive past, why Madison is hyper local, and some of our other favorite spots around town. Whether you’re visiting the area or a local resident, you’re sure to leave seeing why State Street is the heart and soul of Madison.

*Please note this tour has 2 food tastings and is not meant to replace a meal.

Experience the vibrant culture of Madison at these local gems:

Browzer Bookshop

Art Gecko


Lisa Link Peace Park


Orpheum Theater

Vom Fass

Overture Center

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

The Soap Opera

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream

Memorial Union

We recommend parking in the State Street Ramp located at:

433 N Lake St
Madison, WI 53715

The tour will begin promptly at 2:00pm at the Library Mall where the tour guide will meet you at the fountain.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, tickets need to be purchased by 10:00PM the day before the tour. Tickets are only available for purchase with a Visa, AMEX, or MasterCard through our website or by calling (866) 736-6343. Cash is not accepted.

What happens if it rains or the weather is bad?

The tour will run whether there is rain or snow. Please check the weather the day of your tour and come dressed and prepared for anything. We will provide umbrellas in the event that it begins raining and you do not have an umbrella.

Is there parking available?

For the Around the Square tour parking is available at nearby parking garages, on the street, or other lots around the downtown area. Please be sure to find a space that is at least a three hour minimum. We recommend using the Government East Parking ramp located at:

298 S Pickney St

Madison, WI 53703


For the Middleton Dinner tour there is various street parking and lots that are all open and free to the public. We recommend using the public lot located at:

7438 Hubbard Avenue

Middleton, WI 53562

Are tours offered all year long?

Yes! Please check our tour calendar for more information regarding what tours are offered during which season.

Do you do corporate or private events?

We love accommodating corporate and private events! Food tours are great for business groups, birthdays, bachelor/bachelorette parties, family reunions, etc. Please contact Brittany for more information.

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"State Street has some amazing historical buildings & businesses that are 100% worth checking out!"

Bekah from Madison, WI

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