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Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, WI 53713

Directions: From Chicago take I-90 West; From Minneapolis take I-94 East; From Milwaukee take I-94 West. Exit West from these onto Hwy 12/18 (the Beltline). (From Iowa enter Madison on Hwy 12/18 or Hwy 14 which runs into Hwy 12/18.) * From Hwy 12/18 (the Beltline) exit North on John Nolen Drive or Rimrock Road. The Alliant Energy Center of Dane County is located at the bottom of each exit.

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Free Downtown Hotel Shuttle
World Dairy Expo will again offer a free shuttle service from seven downtown hotels to the Alliant Energy Center in the morning and back in the evening. The two, 31 passenger shuttles, will run from 6:30 - 9:30 a.m. and again from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. each day. The route will run as follows:

Graduate Madison
The Edgewater
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club
Hyatt Place Madison-Downtown 
Best Western Premier Park Hotel
AC Marriott 
Hilton Madison Monona Terrace 

Each loop takes approximately 45 minutes and will visit each property twice an hour. A full schedule is posted in each hotel lobby. 

Madison is home to the Dane County Regional Airport (American Eagle, United, Delta, and Frontier). The airport is a 20 minute drive from World Dairy Expo. Taxi service is available at the airport and most of Madison's full-service hotels provide free shuttles.

Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a 1 1/2 hour drive from Madison. O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois is a 3 hour drive from World Dairy Expo. Chicago's Midway Airport is 3 1/2 hours away from Madison.

World Dairy Expo work closely with Madison's taxi companies. Taxis are available during show hours outside of the East Lobby of the Coliseum. Taxis can also be reached by calling:

Travel Tips

  • Reserve hotel rooms as far in advance as possible.
  • If canceling extra rooms or extra nights, do so as far in advance as possible.
  • Pay attention to deposit due dates, forfeiture rules and cancellation policies.
  • Reserve vehicles (buses, vans, cars) as far in advance as possible to assure availability.
  • Rent motorized scooters or wheelchairs from Buit Mobility Solutions.

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