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Al Ringling Theater Tour

136 Fourth Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913
608-356-8864
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

"Al Ringling" did a fabulous job of explaining all about his theater. It is a "Can't Miss" attraction. The entire tour was very informative and included a concert on the historic organ, which rose out of the orchestra pit. The place is a work in progress as funding for complete restoration becomes available.

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Shorewood, Illinois, Usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Beth and I saw the Carpenters back in 1975 while dating in high school. It was so exciting to see this tribute to their music. Each member of the band offered an exciting glimpse of the music we have celebrated together for so many years. The concert was romantic and fun. The theatre was historically fascinating!

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Conyers, Georgia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is one of the first "theater palaces", built in 1915. They have many performances at reasonable prices. The restoration is an ongoing process, but the theater is still beautiful as it is. The tour is extremely interesting and thorough. Don't miss this one!

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Flint, mi
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827 reviews 827 reviews
166 attraction reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Almost 100 years old (it will be in 2015), the AL. Ringling Theater is a "can't miss" attraction to architecture and theater organ fans. The theater is all original and has never closed for it's entire existance. The theater was built for live performances as well as for silent movies (The Barton, 7 rank, organ was installed the same year... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

Spectacular even without complete restoration, the "glimpses" of what will be restored when the project is complete are dazzling. Well worth the inexpensive ticket fee.

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Belvidere, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2006

The Al Ringling Theater in Baraboo was one of the first grand old movie palaces, a gift from circus founder Al Ringling to the city of Baraboo. There are daily tours at 11 am that are well worth the reasonable admission price. You get to see the lavish interior, go backstage, and hear the impressive organ being played. Some of... More 

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