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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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Amazing FLW design

I am always amazed by the fact that Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs always look modern even decades... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NWRob
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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Gorgeous views!

Didn't do an actual tour but visited the rooftop and the view of Lake Monona were stunning. Parts... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amelia A
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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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank Amelia A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 11 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 31 January 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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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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