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Address: 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713
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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brat fest, dane county fair and and concerts all happen here

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
johnbI3489UO
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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330 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 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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Wisconsin
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42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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Waupun, Wisconsin
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Womens game was a winner. Center was awesome. Friendly staff and reasonal prices. Good seats at reasonal prices for them.

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Thank Michael D
Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

I attended the WDE15 and it's always a great show which is very well run. The centre is perfect for it and is in a great location.

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Thank Moowell M
De Pere, Wi
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

This center is designed for easy navigation among large weekend crowds. The exhibit center offered roomy exhibitor stations and ample room to walk the floor as a visitor. Seminar rooms were laid out well to accommodate visitors and presenters. Seminar rooms became quite warm, however. Lots of food options and parking space.

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Thank JudyH492
Madison, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I attend various "happenings" at the Alliant Energy Center. Most recently attend the wonderful workshops of the Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo with hundreds of exhibitors, Educational Seminars and demonstrations plus the on site farmer's market. Walked away with good info on gardening. The place accommodates for extensive activities, plenty of parking, much walking. They provide for food, and places... More 

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Green Isle, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

The huge cattle shows were wonderful to see. The best of North America's dairy cattle were exhibited. Thousands of people from around the world attended this event.

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