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Memorial Union Terrace

800 Langdon St, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1419
+1 608-265-3000
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The new Alumni Park is a wonderful addition

We came for Babcock Ice Cream and the great view, but lingered to see the interesting displays in... read more

Reviewed today
cchristm
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Madison, Wisconsin
Lively place, day and night

On the shores of Lake Mendota, on the campus of UW. The place is full of people sunbathing, eating... read more

Reviewed yesterday
dindan_11
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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800 Langdon St, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1419
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+1 608-265-3000
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Reviewed today

We came for Babcock Ice Cream and the great view, but lingered to see the interesting displays in the adjacent park. They converted the old parking lot into a lovely place to highlight the accomplishments of noteworthy Wisconsin graduates. All the chairs look new. The...More

Thank cchristm
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Reviewed yesterday

On the shores of Lake Mendota, on the campus of UW. The place is full of people sunbathing, eating icecream, or canooing during the day. It is even more crowded at late evening.

Thank dindan_11
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved the fun atmosphere at the Terrace! We were there for a lovely Friday evening and had the chance to enjoy live music, look out over the lake and watch people of all walks of life: students, families, couples, & dogs (they're people too)....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to enjoy the view of the lake- grab a table and a pitcher of beer. Can buy cheap union food as well. Often there is live music Wednesday- Saturday during the summer.

Thank Caroline O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun place to go and watch sun worshipping and sailboats. They were setting up for the live music. Cold beer and brats.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite hang-outs in Madison, the Memorial Union Terrace is a Madison must. Great place to hang in the summertime with a beer and a pizza or popcorn and meet up with friends.

Thank Paula W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tragically understaffed food and beverage services. Waited in line for a half hour for a picture of beer. 20 min. for a simple sandwich and they got it wrong.

Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a meeting point not only for students of Wisconsin university but for entire town. It offers good view of the lake and best to visit at sunset. Good fun for people of all age.

Thank Rajesh P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nicest place in Madison when he weather isn’t freezing. Awesome ice cream and cheese curds. Plenty of outdoor seating to chill and have some pitchers of spotted. Best view of the lake and everything. Great vibes

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

No visit to UW would be complete without a visit to the student union and its famous terrace. The terrace has unparalleled views of the lake and is jammed in the nice weather. There are wonderful plaques honoring famous graduates and detailing important events all...More

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Sarah S
July 7, 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
July 1, 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
July 31, 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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