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Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

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Address: One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: 608-261-4000
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Description: Guided tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building feature the...
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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Wonderful location to hold any event. Conference Center is friendly; always can locate a person for assistance. Staff is very helpful as well as attentive to groups needs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful location to hold any event. Conference Center is friendly; always can locate a person for assistance. Staff is very helpful as well as attentive to groups needs. Would highly recommend this location for any event.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Minona Terrace is not just a convention center. It's a *beautiful* space, as designed over 50 years by Frank Lloyd Wright, and eventually built by the city. It's worth a visit and stroll along the pictures of FLW, his work, etc.

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great especially for Frank Lloyd Wright fans and for a great view of our lakes and downtown. A great venue for various events from weddings to expos to lunchtime yoga! A must see for travelers and newcomers to the Madison area .

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Madison, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center's a nice place but it's basically boring. If you are interested in seeing modified Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, go ahead. There are some community oriented dances, etc there during the summer and they are fun. Visit the Otis Redding Memorial if you're a fan. The bike path and walking path that runs between the... More 

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NJ
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6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were there for a competition, which was held downstairs while other events went on elsewhere in the facility. The architecture is fabulous. The staff, which around all the time, even late, was friendly and polite, even to a rowdy bunch of kids. The lake was frozen, and people were walking on it!

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great venue for the USA Climbing championships. Interesting Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. Not sure its really worth a visit for architecture lovers; too much altered from original designs. But great venue for events

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Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Was just here last weekend for an event. The convention center is large enough to host several events at the same time, without feeling crowded. The view of the lake is very nice! Staff was very helpful.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Attended national climbing championships - great facility with beautiful design and views of the lake

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Verona, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

If you are a Frank Lloyd Wright fan Monona Terrace is a must. It was originally his vision that outlined this building. I attended the winter Farmers Market. The only issue is parking when there are multiple events going on. I tecommend to not pay the $5 but park outside their ramp for a much better price and walk to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

4/20/2010 I don't know much about Frank Lloyd Wright and architecture but I do know that I am a big fan of Otis Redding. After planning a weekend trip to Madison, I wanted to find a nice spot to have a picnic and Monona terrace came up on the list. They have a rooftop garden and lucky for us it... More 

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