We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703-3468
+1 608-261-4000
Website
Save
Review Highlights
A wonderful structure, and very active day

My wife and I visited on a day that the city, and Convention Center were packed with thousands of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Daniel R
,
Windsor, Vermont
Lovely venue

A visit here for an event is tine well spent. Even the Coffe machines here provide luxurious... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
disneygramma1
,
Port Charlotte, Florida
Read all 346 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“otis redding” (7 reviews)
“gift shop” (18 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 22:00
LOCATION
1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703-3468
CONTACT
Website
+1 608-261-4000
Write a Review
Reviews (346)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 316 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited on a day that the city, and Convention Center were packed with thousands of athletes engaging in an "Iron Man/Woman competition". We had lunch on the roof of this incredibly designed building. The sculptures and lighting on the roof are...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit here for an event is tine well spent. Even the Coffe machines here provide luxurious cappachino, amazing taste from a machine! The layout of the venue flows well and the decor oozes classic elegance.

Thank disneygramma1
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great walk and get-away to enjoy views of Lake Monona, the Capitol and sunshine! From lattes to brown-bags, this is THE spot if you wanna dine outside!

Thank SharonKay2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views of downtown Madison and Lake Monona from the top floor. That would be in the summer. Not sure what it is like in the winter.

Thank billfeeny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Granted there is a nice view of the lake, but it's expensive to park at and not much to see except the lake.

Thank WanderlustDust
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Monona Terrace has a well-earned reputation among meeting professionals as one of the best venues in the country, but you do not have to be at a conference in order to visit. You can wander around this beautiful building on your own or take a...More

Thank Madcitybrits
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a great facility for a conference. Good banquet/hall room and good smaller meeting rooms. Viewing of the lake during breaks was an added bonus.

Thank jbouldin
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I walked across the skywalk from the Hilton Hotel and I was happy that I wondered over. The terrace has a beautiful view of Lake Monona. I was there on a Saturday night and there was a live band and a dozen food vendors serving...More

Thank FlightSurgeon66
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Disappointing that we couldn't access the inside due to renovation.The rooftop gardens very nice. Rain was threatening so couldn't spend much time there.

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Heard music when we walked out of dinner. Stumbled into a fun Friday outdoor party. Dane Dance event was a welcoming event for locals and us out of towners. Nice people in Madison...

Thank Curtis P
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
950 reviews
.33 km away
Marigold Kitchen
329 reviews
.31 km away
Merchant
224 reviews
.30 km away
Paisan's
278 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wisconsin State Capitol
1,505 reviews
.47 km away
Capitol Square
530 reviews
.51 km away
State Street
753 reviews
.54 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit