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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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Its a parking lot.

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

Reviewed yesterday
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Great Architecture with a Scenic View

Monona Terrace has a well-earned reputation among meeting professionals as one of the best venues... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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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 yesterday

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great facility for a conference. Good banquet/hall room and good smaller meeting rooms. Viewing of the lake during breaks was an added bonus.

Thank jbouldin
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I walked across the skywalk from the Hilton Hotel and I was happy that I wondered over. The terrace has a beautiful view of Lake Monona. I was there on a Saturday night and there was a live band and a dozen food vendors serving...More

Thank FlightSurgeon66
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Disappointing that we couldn't access the inside due to renovation.The rooftop gardens very nice. Rain was threatening so couldn't spend much time there.

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Heard music when we walked out of dinner. Stumbled into a fun Friday outdoor party. Dane Dance event was a welcoming event for locals and us out of towners. Nice people in Madison...

Thank Curtis P
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Very nice and accommodating staff. Walking distance to hotels and restaurants. Good break foods and drinks.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I'm guessing you go to the roof, but with a friend who couldn't walk all of the flights of stairs from the parking garage that was a no go. I guess one would like the parking if they just want to access the path but...More

Thank Glcoleman
Reviewed 21 July 2017

it was hot in july and with road works , it was hard to get around a bit but worth the walk. great historical area and fabulous views of the lakes and surrounds.

Thank hollytp1963
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This Frank Lloyd Wright-designed space is absolutely beautiful. By all means, take the guided tour. Obviously a great wedding venue--there were 2 scheduled that day. What a treasure for Madison.

Thank David K
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