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Frank Lloyd Wright originally proposed a design for Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in 1938. His architectural vision for the City of Madison—a curvilinear gathering place linking the shore of Lake Monona to the State Capitol—finally realized in 1997. A vision 59 years in the making.
Building Hours: daily from 8:00am-5:00pm except as noted below.
Rooftop Hours: Sunday-Thursday 8:00am-10:00pm Friday/Saturday 8:00am-midnight (closed during inclement weather)
Gift Shop Store Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00am-3:00pm
The building will be closed on the following dates in 2023: January 10-12, 16 | April 9 | May 29 | June 19 | July 4-7 | September 4 | November 23-24 | December 24-25
Lake Vista Café
Opening for 2023 Season mid-late May
In November 2021, Monona Terrace was certified as a “green building” at the Platinum Level by the U.S. Green Building Council’s prestigious LEED program.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright originally proposed a design for a “dream civic center” in 1938—his architectural vision for the City of Madison—Monona Terrace.
Monona Terrace Video
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