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Kohl Center

601 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53715
608-262-1440
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Ranked #16 of 52 attractions in Madison
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Description: Home for the University of Wisconsin Basketball and Hockey teams seats 17,142 for basketball games and between 15,000 and 17,000 for live concerts.
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Madison, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Is awesome at the Kohl! Very family friendly & a price performer if you're looking to take the whole gang.

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East Troy
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A nicely designed facility, easy to get around, however there are no escalators for the upper levels which can be an issue for those who have trouble with stairs. Limited elevators. Poor access to parking.

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Rockford, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The atmosphere for the Illinois-Wisconsin men's basketball game was extremely disappointing, but the arena was new and well kept. It's probably unfair though because the game was during Christmas break during the coldest winter in the Midwest since mammoths lived here. The fans, including the students that were there, seemed mostly disinterested. I had high expectations because I had heard... More

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Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A great venue to watch the high school games. As with all facilities like this the food/drinks were expensive - nothing different than any other arena.

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Mahomet, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We went to the Big 10 wrestling tournament there, and got great seats with our general admission tickets. I don't think there were any bad seats in the arena. Very nice.

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Webster, Wisconsin, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Enjoyed our time at the Kohl Center for State High School Wrestling Tournaments - great seats, good variety of food, plentiful restrooms. As a person with knee issues, I found it a bit unfriendly. Having been there before, I decided to take a taxi, as I knew the parking would not be nearby. There are no taxi stands, so I... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Kohl Center is a top notch place to go to any event as there is not a single bad seat in the house. The only problem is the parking and without a parking pass you really need to get there early to find a place where you don't have to walk to far. It is,however, worth the walk to... More

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Went to a UWM vs Michigan State hockey game and would recommend attending to anyone. The atmosphere alone is worth the experience. Game was great. UWM win! Add the great fans and UWM band! You really can't beat that. The only down fall for me, not being familiar with the area, was parking. I did find a parking complex around... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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133 reviews 133 reviews
55 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Family went for $1 family night and had a good time. Not a bad seat in the house and would recommend as weekend option. Go Badgers

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Adrian, Michigan
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1,080 reviews 1,080 reviews
354 attraction reviews
418 helpful votes 418 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I was living in Madison when the Kohl Center was finished. My first event to attend was a UW basketball game. I was thoroughly impressed with the venue. The architecture was beautiful and stunningly lit at night. The interior of the arena was very comfortable with appropriate visual vantage points and great acoustics. There truly was not a bad seat... More

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