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Address: 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713-1400
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+1 608-267-3976

Our premier downtown multi-venue complex features four unique and versatile...

Our premier downtown multi-venue complex features four unique and versatile venues: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Exhibition Hall, the New Holland Pavilions, and Willow Island. A top choice for expositions, conventions, meetings, concerts, sporting events, ag events, and much more, the Alliant Energy Center complex is a one-stop-shop for all your events. Ample parking, mouthwatering catering, dedicated staff, and a full range of rental equipment & high speed internet make AEC an event planners delight!

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A good facility.

I came up here for the travel and RV show. Getting to the facility was very easy. The posted signs were easy to follow as I made it there without getting lost. The staff that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a Master Gardener Volunteer this expo is fantastic! In the two days we spend there I am able to get the lion's share of the education hours needed to maintain my MGV status. There are loads of vendors with lots of new and unique products for sale. And you certainly can't beat the cost of admission. We've been going... More 

Thank Faith20152015
Germantown, Wisconsin
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86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aging venue but it gets the job done. The girls had a great time. I got to stay back at the room Clarion Suites, which has a direct walkway to the venue. I was able to watch them on their walk over.

Thank Carol S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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670 reviews
386 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Alliant Energy Center is located near lake Monona with multipurpose buildings in the vast area. It is easy to get there by car. Unless you attend a conference or other events, the place itself is just like other government buildings and big parking space. To get there, visitors need a car.

Thank Prawet J
Clarkston, Michigan
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166 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I was here for a conference. The facility was good, bathrooms were clean (although it seems like there is never enough for all the women).

Thank Shannon M
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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133 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I should have gotten there much earlier. It took us 40 minutes to get from 1 block away to the parking lot. There were 2 gates that we passed that were not open. It was ridiculous. The show actually was delayed because there were so many people not in their seats yet. I was thankful for that. $7 to park.... More 

Thank AnnF88
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57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Come every year for world dairy expo! It is very large and is able time house a lot of animals vendors and people. I always enjoy my time here. The facilities are always so nice. And there are a few hotels close by to walk from!

Thank Virginia W
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77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I came up here for the travel and RV show. Getting to the facility was very easy. The posted signs were easy to follow as I made it there without getting lost. The staff that was there were friendly and they were willing to answer whatever questions I had. The RV's were nice and they had plenty of venders showing... More 

Thank alfie2u
Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I attended the Buck Brannaman clinic at the AEC this past weekend in the New Holland Pavilion and I cannot say enough good things about the venue. Frankly, Buck could give a clinic in an outhouse and it would be fantastic, but this facility really went above and beyond. the facility itself was very comfortable for auditors, the staff was... More 

Thank LauraMcT
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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164 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Attended a conference here. Venue is very dated, but still reasonable. Facilities could use an update.

Thank Sherry G
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65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

It has been 25 years since I have been in this venue. I expected it to be updated, sadly, was not. Bathrooms were leaky and dirty and not enough of them. Overall feel was dingy. I don't think I would go here again for a concert.

Thank jmdraeger

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