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Alliant Energy Center

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713
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Ranked #34 of 52 attractions in Madison
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Convention Centers
Owner description: Convention and entertainment complex features an Exhibition Hall, hosting conventions and consumer shows, and the Veterans Memorial Coliseum that... more » Owner description: Convention and entertainment complex features an Exhibition Hall, hosting conventions and consumer shows, and the Veterans Memorial Coliseum that holds up to 10,200 people for live concerts. « less
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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We came from out of state to meet friends and check out the annual Bratfest held at the Alliance Energy Center. The best part of the visit was the run course which went through Willow Island I believe. The festival was ok - there was ample parking and shuttles but not a lot of things to do once you had... More

Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I gave a low rating due to the parking not the horse show! We needed handicap parking since my sister has heart and lung issue and was told that it was all filled up so we had to park in the back 40. Was told there was a shuttle but not was seen the whole walk down. There was an... More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We went to see Trans Siberian Orchestra and it was great. Good seats Good room temps. Only thing is we all thought we were crazy cuz we swear we kept seeing a bird flying around lol Great time overall

Beloit, Wisconsin, Usa
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Appearing a little like a giant cupcake, the Alliant Energy Center is one of the cooler looking old 'coliseum' arenas in the area. It is a medium/large venue for concerts (~10000) but draws all sorts of events. I was there for two rock concerts. Best parts: Being a medium/large venue, there isn't a bad seat in the house. And the... More

Hayward, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
43 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

There are several sections to the Center. I was there to see His Holiness the Dalai Lama, so being able to hear was critical. I splurged and bought the expensive seats and was fairly close to the stage. There really is no excuse for this major failing, and I felt bad for the Tibetan people who have so few opportunities... More

South Wayne, Wisconsin, United States
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I have went here for years to attend World Dairy Expo--Huge facility to house all of the dairy related exhibits. Always clean and well lit.

Sun Prairie
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

we have been to alliant for several events. some, such as the new car show were fine. others, such as the electronics show were dumping grounds for overpriced outdated computer junk.

Fitchburg, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This is the Madison big events center, with Monona Terrace being another site. We were there for the Alpaca Show, and a couple of other functions. It pretty much has something going on all year round.

Orfordville, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Plenty of parking. Funcitonal not fancy. Clean facility. Offers varying venues frorm horse shows to RV displays to concerts.

Ellsworth, Wisconsin, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

if have somthing going on here stay at the sheraton hotel it is the place to stay

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