Monona Terrace, Madison

Monona Terrace, Madison (must see)

Monona Terrace is a convention center created according to a Frank Lloyd Wright design. The convention center sits on Lake Monona, offering stunning views that visitors will appreciate. Wright's initial design dates to 1938, and the city completed construction, based on his original designs, in 1997. Today, this venue enjoys status as a popular location for concerts and other live events.

The east and west promenade areas are popular locations for exhibitions. Popular features have included a history of Madison, as well as a photo collection dedicated to Frank Lloyd Wright's life. An exhibition on the third floor's gallery featured the journey from the time Wright conceived his civic center design in 1938 to the venue's construction and opening.

Other noteworthy features include a memorial to Otis Redding and a Hall of Fame Room. The William T. Evjue Rooftop Gardens provide a serene place to enjoy a touch of nature. These gardens are also a setting for art, with sculptures.

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Monona Terrace on Map

Sight Name: Monona Terrace
Sight Location: Madison, USA (See walking tours in Madison)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Madison, Wisconsin

Create Your Own Walk in Madison

Create Your Own Walk in Madison

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Madison Introduction Walking Tour

Madison Introduction Walking Tour

The Native Americans called the Madison area Taychopera, meaning "land of the four lakes" which are known today as Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, and Kegonsa. The first European settlement began in 1829 when James Duane Doty, a former federal judge, purchased over a thousand acres of land between Lakes Mendota and Monona.

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
University of Wisconsin-Madison Walking Tour

University of Wisconsin-Madison Walking Tour

Founded the same year as Wisconsin achieved statehood – 1848, University of Wisconsin-Madison is the oldest public university of the state and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. The latter consists of 20 schools and colleges, which enrolls roughly 30,000 undergraduate and 14,000 graduate students.

Located on the shores of Lake Mendota, the campus includes four...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles