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Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

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Address: 1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703-3468
Phone Number: +1 608-261-4000
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Guided tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building feature the...

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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Convenient location to downtown Madison, beautiful design and views

Attended business conference at Monona. Nice design with good flows, excellent views of Lake Monona, and a short walk to the square and State of Wisconsin Capitol Building. Onsite... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you wish to take pictures of the lake, it is the perfect place. I don't advice to go in windy days. It is freezing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended business conference at Monona. Nice design with good flows, excellent views of Lake Monona, and a short walk to the square and State of Wisconsin Capitol Building. Onsite catering was very well done with great choices and very good tasting food (not often the case at conferences). Wide spaces, well lit and well designed for natural light where possible.... More 

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Houghton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here for the SAF national convention in 2016. The location is convenient in downtown Madison and the convention center is attached to the Hilton. The capitol is only a couple of blocks away, and there is parking at Monona Terrace as well as in several municipal lots nearby for about $2/hr. There are some really large spaces which... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Attended an international conference here and found the facilities very adequate for our needs. The meeting space was roomy and plentiful allowing for multiple sessions. Everything is centrally located without being too spread out. The views of Lake Monona are spectacular and the rooftop garden amazing. Within close walking distance to hotels, restaurants, bars, and the State Capitol.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

It was a sunny day when I was there and it was great to see the city skyline and the lake. We also met a young couple in their wedding day, and I think it's great they were allowed to have their wedding ceremony over there, on the terrace.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

As convention centers go, this one is top notch. Love the view of the lake. Mostly well laid out, though bathrooms are oddly only on the far ends of the building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

College son took us here while visiting him at school. Nice walk past the Capital but well worth it! It was a beautiful day and the scenery and overlook was great! Son comes here for a quiet get away from campus. After discovering it by chance, he studied and wrote a paper about it for his architecture class. He was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great location for conference. Views were beautiful of Lake. Cool exhibit in Frank Loyd Wright and cute gift shop. Also great food! No complaints and friendly staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Love the design and layout. Have been going to meetings there for a number of years and it is always perfect.

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Mayville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This was a beautiful site for the wedding. The views were gorgeous . The staff was very helpful. The food was delicious!!

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