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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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great stop and great view.

it was hot in july and with road works , it was hard to get around a bit but worth the walk. great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
Do not miss this!

This Frank Lloyd Wright-designed space is absolutely beautiful. By all means, take the guided... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David K
Downers Grove, Illinois
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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss the roof top experience. There are many different things to see, it is not just another convention center. There are different size rooms. It even has a gift shop. How many times do you go to a conference and you come home with...More

Thank dcurlee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top spot in Madison to enjoy the architecture, the view, and various rooftop events in the summer. Then eat at Paisan's nearby.

Thank crmccabe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the terrace on top is such a good alternative for the memorial union terrace! but with less life.....

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The community center overlooks the lake, and has tables set up for people to use. Free performances are offered on the top tier.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Architecturally interesting, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this is a complete convention center with great views over lake Manona. Nice art inside, too. As for the convention services, they were good, except for the food & snacks supported the national obesity epidemic. I suggest that...More

Thank WayneRSam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delightful place to go any time of the year. Summer is icing on the cake by being able to savor the gorgeous lake view. Whether you're indoors or out - the location can't be beat! The price is right too :)

Thank C K
Reviewed 14 June 2017

It took 60 years for this impressive center to come to life, almost 30 years after Wright died. It's an amazing facility located near Wisconsin's state capital and on Lake Monona. The beautiful rooftop offers grand views and a nice restaurant where we had a...More

Thank 812marshac
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

What a view! It's worth paying the high prices at the food stand just to get a table and stare out at the lake...we ordered a small lemonade,small Coke,small french fry and a cookie for $12. It's not your typical burger/fry stand.. they have salmon...More

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