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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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a great place to enjoy the time

good view of lake monona and you can have a lunch at the Roof Vista cafe. It's right behind the capitol facing the lake.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

good view of lake monona and you can have a lunch at the Roof Vista cafe. It's right behind the capitol facing the lake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Wonderful views of the lake. Excellent Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit in the lower levels. Great gift shop. Nice find!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

a must to visit while in town , be sure go up to roof top for spectacular view of the Lake Monona and the State Capitol , great architecture

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Famed for being designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Lots of pictures and history. Tours are interesting if you're a fan of him. Otherwise it's just a convention center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Wonderful space inspired from the original drawings Frank Lloyd Wright proposed for madison. There a spacious public terraces, wonder convention and meeting space and well as a fine auditorium. The inner spaces use the classic Wright technique of ceiling height the move people and set tone. The sweeping views of the lake provide a year round vista that has constant... More 

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Overland, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Loved the fountain and the view. It was really pretty. Interesting sign told us on the way up that we had to leave our alcohol, guns, pets, rolling toys behind; same sun told us on the way down to leave our alcohol at the top. Hehe, for the restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

lovely place to walk around and sit at the terrace. You can find a good spot to sit and enjoy watching lake view in front of you. Also can buy foods and bring it with you. I had a dinner with a group of friends. I remember a moment of sun set. The color of sky had changing. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Took a walk and ended up with an amazing view of the lake (with a cocktail). Great place to sit and enjoy a snack and beverage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wonderful peace of architecture, next to the lake, great views from the terrace, which has been well managed ! Another highlight of downtown Madison.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Beautiful views of the lake. Huge but not too spread out to walk between areas. The terrace on top is lovely and relaxing. The bike/walking path extends all the way around the building.

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