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“More great view of the lakes!”

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
Ranked #8 of 103 things to do in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed November 25, 2013

We didn't take the formal tour of the convention center, but we did walk around and made a purchase in the gift shop. We then ate lunch on the rooftop cafe. Excellent!

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

As a local I do not appreciate this building at all. Roof top is for tourists and inside is for lousy conventions and its visitors. Interior has nothing special about and you won't find any locals in there except those who work in that building.
Occasionally I would use the elevator to take me from lake level to the Capitol level.

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Came for the winter version of this art fair and IT WAS SO AWESOME. I have never seen so much beauty and talent in one place, and I am an art fair geek! Everything was so awesome, and it was completely accessible. Great time.

Thank SteffieB
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We have been coming here for almost a decade for the WI Music Educator's Convention and these guys always go a great job. Start to finish we wish more convention halls had this level of commitment and pride in their work. See you all next year!

Thank BarbieKen_8_Here
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Great location for a wedding reception! The building is very interesting with great lakeside views. Unfortunately, we were not able to check out the rooftop patio due to rainy weather. Would be worthwhile to visit anytime!

Thank mljhawk
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