MADISON is best known for playing host to the University of Wisconsin and the state government. As a bastion of progressive politics and culture in the Badger State, its splendid setting on an isthmus continues to attract students and others from Portland to Pakistan. Today this stimulating, youthful metropolis is home to a clutch of compelling museums, great restaurants and a student-fuelled nightlife scene. Capitol and campus are connected by State Street, a welcoming eight-block-long pedestrian mall surrounded by restaurants, cafés, bars and stores.

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