Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center is a welcoming focal point for residents and visitors alike. Madison’s living piece of art truly works as a community gathering place and tourism destination presenting a wide variety of free and low cost community programs year round. Guided tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building meet in the Gift Shop. Visitors are invited to enjoy gorgeous views of Lake Monona and the Madison skyline at the Lake Vista Café located on the rooftop, serving alcoholic beverages and a light gourmet menu-seasonally.
Hours of Operation
Open to the public daily 8am-5pm. Public tours are offered at 1pm daily May 1 thru October 31, and at 1pm Friday-Monday November 1 thru April 30. Admission is $5/adult and $3/student. Groups of 10 or more and groups requiring special assistance, call 608-261-4015 to make a reservation. Lake Vista café open seasonally.
From Madison's beltline (Hwy 12 & 18), take the John Nolen Dr exit into downtown. Parking entrance will be on right.From north: I-90/94 take Hwy 151 exit/E Washington Ave; follow 151 to turn L on Blair St for 2 blocks; Rt on Wilson few blocks; Left into parking area.
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