Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace is located in heart of Madison’s vibrant downtown on the shore of Lake Monona two blocks from the Capitol.  This spectacular multi-level structure offers 85,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space, striking lake views, extensive rooftop gardens and an attached 240-room Hilton hotel.
View Website Favorite (3) 1 John Nolen Dr - Madison, WI 53703
Information: 608-261-4000

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.

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.

  • Features
    • On Water
  • Shopping Type
    • Specialty Shop
  • Performing Arts Type
    • Theatre
    • Music
    • Dance
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Wisconsin History

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Travel Green Wisconsin Certified


Certified: (Req. 30 Points)

To be certified through Travel Green Wisconsin, all participants must achieve at least 30 points on the Travel Green Wisconsin Checklist. The more points a business attains, the greener they are in their operations.

Green Innovations

Earned a Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program in September 2015

Local, organic, and fair trade food products are offered

High efficiency dish machine was installed, which saves 1.2 million gallons of hot water annually

Building designed to incorporate passive solar heating