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Kohl Center

601 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53715
608-262-1440
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Ranked #15 of 48 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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Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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28 reviews 28 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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129 reviews 129 reviews
54 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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966 reviews 966 reviews
337 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 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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Appleton, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We attended our second college hockey game last Friday. Getting around was easy, seats your average plastic stadium seats, and concessions your typical stadium fare. View of game is very good from any seat. We sat in 2nd row behind goal and we've been in the upper deck. Some specialty foods for the general public and not just the corporate... More

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Chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Very well organized UW Graduation ceremony. Very big arena. Wonder what it would be like for a game or something :)

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We've attended hockey games before but in December attended our first basketball game (we actually did a double-header on 12/28). The Badgers were ranked no. 4 at the time so the experience was all the better. This is a great venue, very clean and comfortable seating.

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