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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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Displayed At this Facility April 2017

I recently attended and participated in a trade show at this facility For our needs it was perfect. The location was good with regards to getting there each day with traffic, etc... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
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Fountain City, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Padded seats for longer events, bathrooms were older but clean, and had enough toilet paper. Even thought this was a non-smoking venue, people kept smoking during the concert. Bad for me who is a non-smoker.

Thank Jennifer C
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I recently attended and participated in a trade show at this facility For our needs it was perfect. The location was good with regards to getting there each day with traffic, etc. We ordered electricity and some furnishings for our booth from the Center and they preformed very professionally. Everything was there when we went to set up. It was... More 

Thank RobK1951
Janesville, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We were just here recently for the Fishing Expo with we totally loved it. All evenst are wonderful. The only negative I have is the price of parking - it's too high. We also go to the Garden Expo in Feb. and Quilt Expo in Sept. and I also volunteer at those 2 events and you get in free with... More 

Thank JKing428
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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322 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We were there last month and the place is showing its age. Restrooms were decent and the parking lot needs work. Great size parking lots and huge rooms.

Thank Delmar M
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Always a great place to have events. I've come here for many different events. Always a great staff and always well maintained facilities.

Thank dndsutton
Madison, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

You will find events from a model railroad show, gourmet food and wine tasting & Comiccom And on a day we were just taking a drive and followed Alliant after touring venders booths of a wide variety ti sitting outside watching Chicks with Axes dazzling us with their skills then screaming for him - the Wandellas performed for over 35... More 

Thank JebDave
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308 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Came here for the Waukesha State Hockey Tournament. It was easy to get to. Parking was $7 and pretty easy to get in and out. Where to enter the building wasn't very clear, but this may have been because we got here late. Service was average from the ticket window to concessions people were efficient but not friendly, even though... More 

Thank Rodney B
Wausau, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 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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94 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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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725 reviews
424 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
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

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