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Al Ringling Theater Tour

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Address: 136 Fourth Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913
Phone Number: 608-356-8864
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Nice trip back in history

This is a great place to go visit. Especially if you are in to history. I'd say it was for all ages. The tour was well done and would go again and take a guest.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
simone m
Lodi, Wisconsin
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Lodi, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is a great place to go visit. Especially if you are in to history. I'd say it was for all ages. The tour was well done and would go again and take a guest.

Thank simone m
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Fantastic theater. Fun, informative tour guides. This tour will appeal to most of all to Senior Citizens and history buffs. The tour is different depending on which volunteer is available to lead the tour.

Thank jingles5
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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142 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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.

1 Thank 7JNJ
Shorewood, Illinois, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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!

Thank Tim W
Conyers, Georgia
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102 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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!

3 Thank kentucky1937
Flint, mi
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958 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 472 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 

3 Thank flintjarvis
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

1 Thank rupa621
Belvidere, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 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 

6 Thank Arleen H

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