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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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Stunning views from a beautiful building

Whether you are attending an event, taking the guided tour, or just stopping in to admire the view... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AEB_MN
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
Beautiful Place to Enjoy the View of the Lake and the Capitol

I love anything designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This is definitely a place that is worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Travel_The_World_Jia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you are attending an event, taking the guided tour, or just stopping in to admire the view of the lake, it is worth the trip. This is a Frank Lloyd Wright designed building, but the history behind it is really interesting. We stopped in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love anything designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This is definitely a place that is worth a visit. The huge rooftop garden is the place to enjoy a nice cool drink while watching the sunset on the lake.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Frank Lloyd Wright designed building that is located on the shore of Lake Monona in Madison. Short walking distance from the state capitol. Convention Center, concerts on the rooftop in the summer etc. Great scenic view of Lake Monona and state capitol.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

I am always amazed by the fact that Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs always look modern even decades after they were built. The Menona Terrace was designed by Wright but not built until long after his death. The building itself is very innovative but the views...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Didn't do an actual tour but visited the rooftop and the view of Lake Monona were stunning. Parts of the lake were still frozen just adding to the beauty!

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Right off the capitol square in Madison, Wis. you can see and stroll around an example of the most wonderful civic architecture ever designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. There is a gift shop with many interesting Wright-related items to choose from. Beautiful views of Lake...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We had a graduation ceremony at the Convention Center. We decided to stay at the hotel as well and we were very pleased that we did. It is a beautiful Place with excellent staff!

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

My son is studying architecture and invited my husband and me on a tour. I had been to Monona Terrace before for conferences, and I never knew Frank Llyod Wright was the designer. The tour costs $5.00 for adults and lasts about an hour. No...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Attended an event at the convention center, wall to wall people, and the staff handled it very well. Beautiful setting and facility.

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

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

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