Duration: 2:00pm-4:30pm (2.5 hours)
Location: The tour will start at the Library Mall in front of the fountain
Tour operates on the first Saturday of the month, Memorial Day-Labor Day.
Tour capacity is 12 participants.
Tickets are not able to be refunded or exchanged.
All ages and fitness levels
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.
Lisa Link Peace Park
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
The Soap Opera
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream
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.
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.
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.
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
Yes! Please check our tour calendar for more information regarding what tours are offered during which season.
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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Bekah from Madison, WI
"State Street has some amazing historical buildings & businesses that are 100% worth checking out!"