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Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
Ranked #8 of 101 things to do in Madison
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Owner description: 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.
Chicago, IL
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Was here for a three day convention. What a beautiful building both inside and out! Looking out of the huge windows at the lake was great, as was walking outside to the rooftop. The landscaping is beautiful! The meeting rooms were clean and comfortable. I could have spent hours looking at the Frank Lloyd Wright photos that line the walls. Got up early on two of the three mornings I was in Madison to walk down to the lake and watch the sunrise ... stunning!

Visited July 2013
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Austin, Texas
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Music and people watching on the terrace”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

It's a great time to grab a meal, sit facing Lake Monona, and listen to live music in the evening. A wide cross-section of people attend and it makes for interesting observations. Another summer attraction for the public in Madison.

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
435 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Frank Lloyd Wright Design on the Lake”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Beautifully located building that is right on Lake Monona. Building is attractive from a distance, and has large windows that look out over the lake. Attended a relatively small scientific meeting here (~800 to ~1000 people), and there was plenty of space. Nice FLW gift shop on site.

Visited July 2013
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Scotland
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A stunning building”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

It was busy today with various conventions on during our tour. Our tour guide was knowledgable and very pleasant. A definite for great views of the lake.

Visited July 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Lake view”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

The terrace offers a beautiful lake view. Bring your friends, significant other, family or business associates for a refreshing walk with great views.

Visited July 2013
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