Imagine a city on an isthmus, surrounded by shimmering lakes. A college town, bustling with intellect and culture. A strong and diversified economy built on research, technology, education, healthcare, government and manufacturing. More restaurants per capita than any other U.S. city. Entertainment options that rival major metropolitan areas. And endless bike trails to explore. Continually rated on Top 10 lists, Madison is one of the Midwest´s premiere destinations. With many things to do and a friendly Midwestern community spirit, it´s no wonder.
Imagine yourself in Madison. And imagine yourself refreshed and invigorated.
Monona Terrace is located on the shore of Lake Monona in downtown Madison, two blocks from the State Capitol building.
Use the map for detailed driving directions from your point of origin.
If using a GPS device please use these coordinates rather than One John Nolen Drive:
N 43 4.167 W 89 22.966
You will arrive at the John Nolen Drive entrance to the Monona Terrace parking ramp.
Madison is accessible by air from every major metro area in the country and is served by Dane County Regional Airport. The commercial air carriers serving Madison include American Eagle, Delta, Frontier, and United.
For transportation from the airport to Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, there are four on-site car rental companies and one off-site (but with pickup service), three taxicab companies or Madison Metro bus. Guests staying at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace may ride their courtesy vehicle.
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is about a 5-mile (10-minute) drive from the airport.
For more information visit the Dane County Regional Airport web site.
Amtrak provides service to Portage, Columbus and Milwaukee, Wisconsin as well as to Chicago. From there, Greyhound Bus (or Van Galder bus from Chicago) will bring you to downtown Madison.
Greyhound Bus provides service to downtown Madison from anywhere in the United States.
Daily service between downtown Milwaukee and downtown Madison is provided by Badger Bus.
Van Galder Bus provides daily service from downtown Chicago or Chicago O''Hare airport to downtown Madison with stops in Rockford, Beloit and Janesville.
800.747.0994 or 608.752.5407
You'll find plenty of parking convenient to all that downtown Madison and Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center have to offer. Monona Terrace features a 600-space, cashier-operated parking structure, which is accessible via East Wilson Street and the eastbound lanes of John Nolen Drive.
Short-term and all-day public parking is provided throughout downtown Madison in various structures and lots. On-street parking is also available for short-term parking in central Madison.
Bus parking and passenger drop-off is accessible from the Wilson Street entrance to Monona Terrace. Click here to view the Monona Terrace parking map.
Disabled parking stalls are available at no cost for Monona Terrace event parking on the upper drive-through/drop-off level near the parking meter areas on both sides of Monona Terrace. Disabled parking stalls are available for a charge on the lower parking level in front of the Level Three entrance. Curb cuts are located in close proximity to accessible parking and make travel to the building convenient.
There are nine bicycle parking racks at Monona Terrace:
- One on each side of the main pedestrian building entrance at Wilson Street/Olin Terrace level.
- One on each side of the main pedestrian entrance off of the automobile/bus drive through lane on the top deck of the parking ramp.
- One on the top deck and one on the lower deck of the parking ramp at the West end of the building (near the stair tower).
- One on the East and West ends of the building at Lake Monona level off of the bicycle/pedestrian path.
- One in the East loading dock area close to the parking ramp helix on the lake side.
The bicycle/pedestrian elevator is located at the East end of the building next to the stair tower, and is accessible from all levels between Wilson Street/Olin Terrace and the bicycle/pedestrian path at Lake Monona level.