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Address: 800 Langdon St, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1419
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Must be great during the summer

I went there in December so there weren't any activity there. However the view on the lake is really great. I can imagine that during the summer it would be a great place to hang... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Olivet, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went there in December so there weren't any activity there. However the view on the lake is really great. I can imagine that during the summer it would be a great place to hang out, enjoy the atmosphere of this great city and have some food.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the few places in Madison with a great view of Lake Mendota. It's free, there's good beer, brats, ice cream and music. Good people watching and you can watch all the novice windsurfers & sailboaters for added entertainment. The locals love this place in the summer when the students are not as numerous.

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Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Amelia. We're excited to announce a new Terrace Season very soon! More 

Madison
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be careful going there, You may never ever want to leave again. I know people who live in Madison JUST because they came to Madison to visit UW to see if they wanted to come here to study and ended up staying ONLY because of the UNION TERRACE ! It has a spirit, a feel, a special pull that keeps... More 

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Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Mary. We are so glad to be part of your Madison experience. More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Memorial Union Terrace is one of the UW's favorite hang out destinations. Enjoy a brat, beer, live bands and sail boat racing on a sunny, summer, Saturday afternoon/evening. Enjoy the atmosphere and the Union's colorful chairs as you enjoy a leisurely summer evening with friends.

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Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this review

We're looking forward to those sunny summer days, Jen. We hope you will join us for another incredible Terrace Season this year. More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to hang out at the Terrace to get the full Madison experience! On a summer or fall evening, watching the sun set over Lake Mendota and the rowing team practicing (and practicing, and practicing...) while eating a brat or ice cream made on campus - life is very good! Everyone in the city ends up here sooner or... More 

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Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words, Bebe! We can't wait to open up the Terrace for another incredible season very soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here a couple of times with friends. It is a chill spot where you are able to enjoy live music, have a nice cold beer, and enjoy the lake view with friends and family.

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Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this review

Thanks for spending time at the Terrace, David, and for your review. More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pick any warm day or evening during the summer months and there's just not much that can beat the serenity of "hanging out" at The Union. With its iconic chairs, a myriad of music to suit most anyone's tastes, an almost unlimited type of beer, a great burger/brat/chicken breast from the grill, sailboats just in the distance and amazing Babcock... More 

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Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, SeeMoGo. We're excited to bring back everyone's favorite Terrace programs this year and bring the community some new events, too. See you on the Terrace soon! More 

Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every trip to Madison should include a trip to the terrace. From the colorful, fun chairs and tables, to the beautiful views of the lake, and of course the food and drink, the terrace is a great way to sit back, relax, and enjoy life.

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Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this review

Every organization should be so lucky to have a supporter like you. Thanks for being a member and for making memories with us. More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The terrace has been redesigned and sells UW ice cream, brats, burgers etc. Great to sit by the lake and watch people. Can get very crowded. Live music on weekends. The walk along the lakeshore path is shaded and cool. All the locals really like the union.

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Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Nancy. The Terrace is definitely a home away from home for many. We hope you'll visit your campus living room again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Terrace is the place to hang out, meet friends, enjoy beautiful scenery and have a beer or enjoy some ice cream. If you are a night owl, the music scene is fantastic!

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Wisconsin_Union, Public Relations Manager at Memorial Union Terrace, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, Jennifer! We're excited to once again host live music in der Rathskeller. Come by again soon! More 

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