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Address: 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713-1400
Phone Number: +1 608-267-3976
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Our premier downtown multi-venue complex features four unique and versatile...

Our premier downtown multi-venue complex features four unique and versatile venues: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Exhibition Hall, the New Holland Pavilions, and Willow Island. A top choice for expositions, conventions, meetings, concerts, sporting events, ag events, and much more, the Alliant Energy Center complex is a one-stop-shop for all your events. Ample parking, mouthwatering catering, dedicated staff, and a full range of rental equipment & high speed internet make AEC an event planners delight!

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Nice place for an event

Was there for an event, food (from outside caterer) was good, lots of room, banquet hall was cavernous, not luxurious, but very functional.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2016
peterglassman
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended the Buck Brannaman clinic at the AEC this past weekend in the New Holland Pavilion and I cannot say enough good things about the venue. Frankly, Buck could give a clinic in an outhouse and it would be fantastic, but this facility really went above and beyond. the facility itself was very comfortable for auditors, the staff was... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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144 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended a conference here. Venue is very dated, but still reasonable. Facilities could use an update.

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Thank Sherry G
chicago
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55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

It has been 25 years since I have been in this venue. I expected it to be updated, sadly, was not. Bathrooms were leaky and dirty and not enough of them. Overall feel was dingy. I don't think I would go here again for a concert.

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Thank jmdraeger
Schaumburg, Illinois
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39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Was there for an event, food (from outside caterer) was good, lots of room, banquet hall was cavernous, not luxurious, but very functional.

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Lansing, Michigan
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Amazing and fun. So much horse stuff to do! Was there all 3 days and never got bored. The rodeo is a must see event. Large barns with good ventilation. Wasn't a fan of the stalls for the horses myself but was still a great experience and will go again! If you are going on a Saturday leave early and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

fun will be had at these events . there is also dairy expo, circus, madison capitols hockey, and monster trucks to enjoy! HAVE FUN!!!

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Thank johnbI3489UO
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

its fun for the whole family and fun for kids. It has reasonable prices and deals. It was excellent.

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Thank Shy E
Wisconsin
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336 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

I've been to everything from meetings, to funeral visitations, to proms, to home shows. It is a great place for big crowds. A comfortable environment.

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Thank RetirementTime
Wisconsin
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62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We attended the Midwest Horse Fair at this facility. In the past few years the have upgraded the buildings and other facilities on the grounds. We attended a rodeo in the center, and honestly there isn't a bad seat in the house since this isn't a large venue. Nice grounds and buildings for a variety of events.

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Thank WisTrippers
Gladstone, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Had a wonderful time attending the PRCA Rodeo during the Midwest Horse Fair in Madison. This stadium is not that large so you are never that far from the action. Plenty of entrances and exits so the flow of people in and out moves along rather quickly. The Rodeo was very exciting and very well produced. Would definitely go again.

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