Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Convention Center
Featuring Frank Lloyd Wright–designed architecture and inspired interiors, Monona Terrace was created to foster community and connection, playing host to hundreds of local, state, regional, national and international events each year.

Attentive staff, leading-edge technology, on-site catering and green building certification add all the right touches to make any gathering—annual convention, monthly meeting, weekly concert, daily tour or wedding of a lifetime—truly exceptional.

Monona Terrace proudly presents numerous free and low cost public programs that serve over 43,000 people each year, including concerts, lectures, wellness programs, tours and family events.

Since opening its doors to the community and the world, Monona Terrace has proudly served as a catalyst for economic activity for Madison, Dane County and Wisconsin.
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  • From the State Capital it is only a 3 block walk to the Monona Terrace. The elevators were closed for the disable to access the top terrace easily and the parking lot was closed off. But we walked...  more »
  • I came here for a conference last year (August) and it was absolutely stunning. Madison is not a large city even though it is the capital and this centre is in a prime location to lots of sights like....  more »
  • Take the Tour I had a guest from Portugal who is a fan of Frank Lloyd Weight, so we booked the tour. The staff was ready to offer a translator, but it wasn't necessary. The guide took us throughout the building pointing out elements I would have missed. This is an active convention center, so we weren't able to get in to every room. The gift shop is great.
  • Beautiful views! Historic, iconic F. L. Wright envisioned architecture flows gracefully with the natural landscape and the cityscape. Elegant incorporation of public art. Tremendously helpful and friendly staff. Great catering and tech support!

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