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Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703-3468
+1 608-261-4000
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No big deal

I have always read and heard what a great place this was, my experience was less exciting. We were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great place

Interesting Flank Lloyd design. On site there are interpretative panels with interesting facts and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Guided tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building feature the history of the most controversial design of one of the world's greatest architects. Tour highlights include dramatic open spaces, curvilinear forms, breathtaking views, and a picture exhibit of noted photographer Pedro Guerrero. Weather permitting, guests can also visit the rooftop. Tours run daily at 1pm and cost $3 for adults and $2 for students. Free events during the spring and summer months include Concerts on the Rooftop, Dane Dances and Tunes at Monona Terrace concerts series, T'ai Chi, Lakeside Kids children's program, architectural Wright Lecture series, as well as numerous other programs for all ages. We also offer outreach programs for students. The Gift Shop, located on level 4 inside Monona Terrace, has a unique selection of Wright-inspired gifts, Wisconsin souvenirs, and specialty Items. Hours of operation are Monday - Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 3 pm.
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1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703-3468
+1 608-261-4000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always read and heard what a great place this was, my experience was less exciting. We were there for a large private party, since there is no marking or signs to guide where to enter, the cab driver tried 3 places and dropped...More

Thank jaspermunch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting Flank Lloyd design. On site there are interpretative panels with interesting facts and history and a great gift shop.

Thank Alvaro137
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Monona Terrace is a fantastic place to visit. You get to see a vision of Frank Lloyd Wright that fits in well with the shore of Lake Monona.

Thank Terry K
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I have been to the Monona Terrace for a variety of events... weddings, tourism awards, Obama's victory party, to see bands, and more. Every event has been great and the view overlooking the lake is stunning.

Thank Badger_State_of_Mind
Reviewed 15 October 2017

My wife and I visited on a day that the city, and Convention Center were packed with thousands of athletes engaging in an "Iron Man/Woman competition". We had lunch on the roof of this incredibly designed building. The sculptures and lighting on the roof are...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A visit here for an event is tine well spent. Even the Coffe machines here provide luxurious cappachino, amazing taste from a machine! The layout of the venue flows well and the decor oozes classic elegance.

Thank disneygramma1
Reviewed 8 October 2017

A great walk and get-away to enjoy views of Lake Monona, the Capitol and sunshine! From lattes to brown-bags, this is THE spot if you wanna dine outside!

Thank SharonKay2011
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great views of downtown Madison and Lake Monona from the top floor. That would be in the summer. Not sure what it is like in the winter.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Granted there is a nice view of the lake, but it's expensive to park at and not much to see except the lake.

Thank WanderlustDust
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Monona Terrace has a well-earned reputation among meeting professionals as one of the best venues in the country, but you do not have to be at a conference in order to visit. You can wander around this beautiful building on your own or take a...More

Thank Madcitybrits
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