The Alliant Energy Center is located at the gateway to downtown Madison, WI, just off the Beltline (Hwy 12 & 18), on John Nolen Drive. With such a great location, the campus is just five minutes from interstate 90/94 via Hwy 12 & 18, minutes from the Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison’s State Street area and the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, and only 15 minutes from the Dane County Regional Airport, which travels non-stop to and from many key destinations, or to and from from anywhere in the world through connecting hubs.
The Alliant Energy Center is a prime site, situated near three major metro areas – 250 miles from Minneapolis, MN, 145 miles from Chicago, IL and 75 miles from Milwaukee, WI.
From Chicago (South): I-90 to exit 142A, west on Hwy. 12/18, 5 miles to Rimrock Rd. exit 262
From Green Bay (North): I-90 to exit 142A, west on Hwy. 12/18, 5 miles to Rimrock Rd. exit 262
From Milwaukee (East): I-94 West, I-90 South to exit 142A, west on Hwy. 12/18 to Rimrock Rd. exit 262
From Minneapolis (West): I-90 South to exist 142A, west on Hwy. 12/18 to Rimrock Rd. exit 262
From Des Moines (South): I-80 East to I-380 North, north on Hwy. 151 to Hwy. 12/18E, exit at Rimrock Rd. exit 262
The Alliant Energy Center is served by four entryways: the Main Gate from Rimrock Road on the Southeast; the Nolen Gate from John Nolen Drive on the East; the Olin Gate from Olin Avenue on the North; and the Rusk Gate from Rusk Avenue on the South.
Gate Entrance GPS:
For quicker access and to avoid the Main Entrance, use these GPS links for additional Gate Entrances:
- John Nolen (only from downtown Madison)
Madison Metro bus service has regular stops along John Nolen Drive, Olin Avenue, and Rimrock Road. There are currently two bus stops on Rimrock Road, two on John Nolen Drive, and one on Olin Avenue, adjacent to the Alliant Energy Center. Visit www.mymetrobus.com to plan your trip.
There are two major bike path systems that provide connections to the facility. The Wingra Creek Bike Path to the north follows Wingra Creek through Quann Park and connects to the Park Street and Fish Hatchery Road area. There is also the Lake Monona bike path system that runs along Lake Monona on the East side of John Nolen Drive.