Please plan extra time for parking so you don’t miss your favorite session or performance!
Parking in downtown Madison is at a premium, so you should allow yourself a good amount of time to find a parking spot and, if necessary, walk the remaining distance to Monona Terrace. We HIGHLY recommend that you take advantage of the free Lamers shuttle service from the Alliant Energy Center Northeast parking lot on Thursday and Friday. This year, two additional shuttles will be added in response to higher demand for the service!
Directions to Monona Terrace
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
One John Nolen Dr
Madison, WI 53703
Alliant Energy Center Parking Lot & Shuttle Service – Free parking and shuttle!
Located just off the Beltline Hwy (Hwy 12 & 18), the Alliant Energy Center is only 1 mile from Monona Terrace and offers free shuttle service to Monona Terrace on both Thursday (beginning at 7:00 am) and Friday (beginning at 7:30 am.)
- From Hwy 12 & 18 take exit 262 to Rimrock Rd.
- From Monona Terrace take John Nolen Dr to Rimrock Rd.
Enter at the “Main Gate” on Rimrock Road and turn right into the Northeast Lot in front of the Coliseum. (Please note: This is an updated parking location. If you previously downloaded a “South Lot” parking pass, it will still be valid for use in the Northeast Lot).
Place the Alliant Parking Pass (pdf) in your front windshield.
Monona Terrace Parking Ramp Driving directions
Please note that the parking ramps are in very high demand on business days. We HIGHLY recommend you plan to use the shuttle from the Alliant Energy Center lot instead of the ramps.
Entrances to the parking ramp are located on both John Nolen Dr. and W. Wilson St. Event parking rates are in effect. Cash & credit cards are accepted (no checks).
- Accessible Parking – 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.
City of Madison Parking Ramps and Street Meters
In addition to the Monona Terrace Parking Ramp, the city has several other parking ramps within walking distance of Monona Terrace and street metered parking.
Your Hotel Parking Lot & Shuttle or Cab
Consider leaving your car at your hotel! Most downtown hotels are just a short walk from Monona Terrace and others offer free hotel shuttles to Monona Terrace upon request. Cab service is also available in Madison. Fare between Monona Terrace and the far west side hotels is around $25, and to the far east side is around $20.
Green Cab of Madison – 608-255-1234 – Hybrid Vehicles, option of shared rides or direct ride express
Badger Cab – 608-256-0106
Union Cab – 608-242-2000