Janesville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Pontiac Convention Center

Holiday Inn Express & Janesville Conference Center

The Armory

Ramada Inn of Janesville

Lincoln Tallman House

Rotary Botanical Gardens

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  • 20 S. Main Street
  • Janesville, WI 53545
  • Toll Free: 800-487-2757
  • Fax: 608-754-2115
  • Visit Website

General Information

  • Largest Exhibit/Meeting Space (sq ft): 10000
  • Number of Lodging Rooms: 750
  • Closest Major Metro: Madison
  • Population: 62,000
  • Largest Single Room Block: 150
  • Largest Single Meeting Facility (sq ft): 10,000
  • Largest Event Space (sq ft): 10,000
  • Metro Area Population: 62,000

About the community

With over 2,000 acres of parkland, 25 miles of hiking/biking/cross country ski trails, 13 area golf courses and 20 acres of gardens, Janesville truly is Wisconsin's Park Place.

The Holiday Inn Express and Janesville Conference Center offers 15,000 square feet of combined meeting, exhibit and banquet space. Add to that our wide selection of hotels, restaurants, attractions and plenty of options for unique spouse programming. Janesville stands out as the perfect place for small to medium size meetings, staff development programs and company retreats. Meeting planners find Janesville an inviting combination of history, natural beauty and hospitality that is affordable and easily accessible on I-90/39 from anywhere in the Midwest.


A diverse blend of attractions greets you and your guests in Janesville. Rotary Botanical Gardens offers 20 acres of internationally themed botanical gardens, the ideal setting for small group gatherings. The Lincoln Tallman Restorations is an Italian Villa-Style home built in 1855 and is the only private residence remaining in Wisconsin where Abraham Lincoln visited and slept. The Rock Aqua Jays Water-ski Show team, 12 time winner of the National Championships, provide exciting summer entertainment. Visit the Milton House Museum and see where the Underground Railroad made its way through the Midwest. Experience the Armory Dinner Theater. Relax on one of our 13-area golf courses, shop in the Janesville Mall's 70 stores or linger in an antique shop. Whatever your interests, you'll find it here.


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Key to the city coupon program

Season highlights

Winter: Cross-county skiing, snowmobiling, ice-skating, winter strolls and more. Enjoy several theatre productions or diverse shopping including the Janesville Mall. Winter's special events include Arts in the Gardens, Holiday Homes Tours and the Winter Wonderland Walk.
Spring: Spring into fun! Endless options of golf, biking, boating and outdoor fun await you. Witness our parks and gardens blooming into full color. Make time for the Dairy Breakfast or the Spring Bulb Festival.
Summer: Enjoy our gardens, minor league baseball, water ski shows and concerts in the park. Enjoy Summer Gardens Strolls, the Rock County 4-H Fair (the largest youth fair in the nation) or the Tallman Arts Festival.
Fall: Harvestfest at Rotary gardens welcomes the fall colors. Enjoy our outdoor activities, take in some local history or set aside time for antiquing. Don't miss LaborFest, the Rock River Thresherre or Irish Fest.

Destination Services Offered

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  • Convention/Event planning assistance
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  • Registration assistance
  • Site Inspections
  • Speaker referrals
  • Spouse programs
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  • Visitor assistance
  • Welcome packages/assistance

Mileage Information

Chicago: 89.63 miles Southeast
Milwaukee: 61.8 miles Northeast
Minneapolis: 264.93 miles Northwest
*Geographic miles, not driving miles.

Airport Mileage Information

Dane County Regional (Madison, WI): 35.32 miles Northwest
General Mitchell Int'l (Milwaukee, WI): 59.8 miles East
O'Hare (Chicago, IL): 75.13 miles Southeast
Austin Straubel Int'l (Greenbay, WI): 132.73 miles North
MSP Int'l (Minneapolis, MN): 259.26 miles Northwest
Duluth Int'l: 325.71 miles Northwest
*Geographic miles, not driving miles.