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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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Beautiful Convention Center/Hotel

We had a graduation ceremony at the Convention Center. We decided to stay at the hotel as well and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
batman71362
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Racine, Wisconsin
Good tour

My son is studying architecture and invited my husband and me on a tour. I had been to Monona... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
az_rosie
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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