Monona Terrace

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.


Wright’s Legacy

A picture of Frank Lloyd Wright smiling in a suit and tie

Frank Lloyd Wright

Monona Terrace continues the legacy of this internationally acclaimed architect.

Aerial view of Monona Terrace standing out on the lakeshore

Tours & Education

One of the most memorable ways to learn about Monona Terrace is by taking a guided tour of this architectural masterpiece.

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Gift Shop

Frank Lloyd Wright is considered to be the greatest American architect of all time. The Monona Terrace Gift Shop offers the widest and most unique selection of Wright-inspired merchandise in Madison, Wisconsin. From traditional home decor to stunning new jewelry, we have over 1,500 items, so you are sure to find something special for everyone. With our extensive line of ties, scarves, stained glass window hangings, clocks, pillows, vases, throws, and coasters, we have the perfect gift for you.

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am-3pm

A satellite view of Monona Terrace

Getting Here

Parking and directional information

Getting Here

A picture of a hallway taken from a 360 Tour of Monona Terrace

Virtual Tour

Take a 360 virtual tour of Monona Terrace

Explore the entire building

Level by level and room by room.

A stone bench next to Lake Vista Cafe with a view of the lake

Keep Exploring

Otis Redding Memorial, Hall of Fame Room, and William T. Evjue Rooftop Gardens

Other Things to See at Monona Terrace