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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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Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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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Great Wedding Venue

We were attending a wedding at Monona Terrace and were wholly impressed. Every person I spoke to, from janitor to manager, was pleasant, friendly, and helpful. The food served was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
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Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were attending a wedding at Monona Terrace and were wholly impressed. Every person I spoke to, from janitor to manager, was pleasant, friendly, and helpful. The food served was very good. And the bar tenders really knew how to do a good pour. The view was beautiful and the room and facilities are as expected for a Frank Lloyd... More 

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York, Nebraska, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The Terrace is always a great place to sit and look at the lake and have a beer. It was packed the day we were there, but it was graduation weekend. Vibe, music, great day.

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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Overall a nice venue with a stunning lake view. But the interior is noisy and dated. The fonts on the signage remind me of 19th TV show titles.

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IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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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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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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