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Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center opened its doors after nearly 60 years of debate on July 18, 1997. It was first designed by Wisconsin native and internationally-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1938 as a cultural, governmental and recreational building. Wright reworked the design several times between 1938 and 1958 before signing off on the final plans seven weeks before his death in 1959.
Madison voters approved referenda to construct Monona Terrace – on the same site Wright had originally proposed – as a community and convention center in 1992. While Wright´s design was used for the building´s exterior, the interior was redesigned by Wright apprentice and Taliesin architect Tony Puttnam to house state-of-the-art exhibition, meeting and public spaces.
Sun-drenched and LEED Gold-certified, the convention center is home to stimulating design inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. Monona Terrace, located in the heart of downtown Madison and overlooking Lake Monona, is surrounded by curving, geometric forms that converge with the breathtaking beauty of the natural environment.
Hilton Madison Monona Terrace is located in the heart of downtown Madison, overlooking Lake Monona. Our splendid Madison hotel is connected via a climate-controlled skywalk to the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center and is just blocks from the Wisconsin State Capitol and the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Relax in elegantly comfortable rooms and take advantage of terrific dining, leisure and event options.
Group room rates will be extended three days prior and three days following the main program based on availability.
We also have a limited number of student rooms available for $129/night. Students wishing to take advantage of this discounted rate can book online or call the hotel at (608) 255-5100 to place your reservation with group code: EDRARL. Please note: all students will be required to show proof of student status upon check in.
Check-In Time: 3:00 pm
EDRA48 will be held in Madison – the cultural, educational, research, and governmental capital of Wisconsin. Strategically positioned between two sparkling bodies of water with breathtaking skylines, downtown Madison will provide an excellent stage for exploring issues in environmental design and research. The city has been consistently ranked as one of the top five livable cities in the United States, with innovative city planning that packs a big city into a small footprint. These issues are often linked to place and are being negotiated on a daily basis. Madison is also home to numerous residential and civic buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and other national historic landmarks, including the State Capitol. Join us and immerse yourself in a rich planning and architectural heritage of the American Midwest.
There's never a shortage of things to do in Madison.
Settled in 1809, Madison achieved 19th-century prominence with the arrival of the steamboat and brisk river trade. Times were lively, the community prospered, beautiful buildings and homes were constructed and society blossomed. The arrival of the railroad and the decline of the steamboat era stemmed the boom and Madison slipped into a century of slumber. What appeared to be Madison’s misfortune was to become Madison’s legacy.
Recognized as “The prettiest small town in the Midwest” by Ladies Home Journal and “Best Preserved Town in the Midwest” by the Chicago Tribune, Madison boasts the largest historic district in Wisconsin and the largest contiguous National Historic Landmark District in the US. There are over 133 blocks on the National Register of Historic Places and 3 National Historic Landmarks.
The closest airport for Madison is the Dane County Regional Airport (MSN). The airport is approximately 4 miles from the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace.
The General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is approximately 90 miles from Hilton Madison Monona Terrace. Drive Time is 1.5 hours from airport to Hilton Madison Monona Terrace. Estimated taxi fare: $260 (one way) and available 24 hours a day. Travel time is at least 1.5 hours and is available onsite. Ground Transportation from General Mitchell International Airport Options
Options for getting to and from the hotel
You will 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, automated parking structure available 24/7; it is accessible via West Wilson Street and the eastbound lanes of John Nolen Drive. Acceptable forms of payment include Master Card, Visa or cash. Get more details on Monona Terrace parking and a map of the downtown Madison area. Bus parking and passenger drop-off are accessible from the Wilson Street entrance to Monona Terrace.
Short-term and all-day public parking is provided throughout downtown Madison in various structures and lots.
Hilton Madison Monona Terrace Parking