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One of our favorite places in Madison!

The Memorial Union Terrace is the best, most happening place in Madison. It's especially wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paula W
All ages love the Terrace !!!

We went there for the free music and the laid back atmosphere and ended up enjoying the absolute... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Memorial Union Terrace is the best, most happening place in Madison. It's especially wonderful in the summer to hang out and sip a beer and hear some good music.

Thank Paula W
Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much, Paula. We are honored to have shared another Terrace summer with the community. We have thousands of events indoors and outdoors throughout the year and hope you will stop by again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for the free music and the laid back atmosphere and ended up enjoying the absolute best pizza ! It was an incredible evening as they all tend to be in the Terrace ! Whether you eat or just sit around playing cards...More

Thank MaryofMadison
Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience, including the pizza! Your feedback will be providing to our dining team and incredible student leaders, who plan most of our programs. Your words truly mean so much to our team. We hope you stop by again soon,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Met with friends for morning coffee. The Terrace was not busy at that early hour. We enjoyed chatting and looking out over the beautiful lake. A gorgeous location with several dining choices for lunch and dinner.

Thank Nancy D
Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, Nancy, and for making us part of your and your friends' morning. We hope you will stop by again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They serve a variety of food, and drinks all day that you can bring outside, with brats and burgers outside. It’s a especially nice at sunset. They also have bands on the weekends. You see lots of students, staff, couples, and families. We usually park...More

Thank Tealie1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Memorial Union is justly famous as a student magnet. Sit on the terrace, have a bratwurst and a beer, and watch the boats on Lake Mendota. (This may not be feasible in months when temperatures are below freezing....)

Thank Leatherstocking88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Terrace is as beautiful today as it was when I roamed the University over 35 years ago. What a great place to share a pitcher of Wisconsin's finest brews while watching sale boats skip across the beautiful waters of Lake Mendota.

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to grab some ice cream, lounge with friends, and to view a sunset. There are many photo ops for those looking for a good insta post with a unique to Madison vibe.

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to hang out with scenic views of the lake. The bratwurst and beer make it even better. I dont think it will be occupied when its freezing and snowing outside but when it isn't this place is great!

Thank RyanIsTall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I graduated from college, as an out-of state student, 51 years ago! much has changed, but the terrace atmosphere feels much the same. It is a gorgeous view from sitting there and looking out at the lake, or from a boat looking at its shore....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Union has been renovated since a previous visit. The colorful chairs are worth seeing. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the view.

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Sarah S
8 July 2016|
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Response from Wisconsin_Union | Property representative |
Hi, Sarah, You are allowed three guest passes within a 12-month period, with the period beginning when you receive your first guest pass. After you receive three guest passes, a membership is required to purchase... More
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Frank O
2 July 2016|
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Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
Nope, It is normally a great place to watch sporting events BUT is now under a major remodeling project.
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Lbuoscio
1 August 2015|
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Response from Wisconsin_Union | Property representative |
Bikes are not allowed on the Terrace, but there is plenty of bike parking nearby. Hope to see you soon at Memorial Union!
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