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“Wonderful Evening” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater

Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater
Menomonie, WI
715-235-9726
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Menomonie
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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“Wonderful Evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Saw Boiled in Lead concert. Enjoyed the beautiful historic theater, good acoustics and a nice adult beverage on the break. Hubby and I look forward to visiting again!

Visited March 2013
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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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“Reliving the past”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is the best theater in the area to catch a show. We can't wait to visit again. There is not a single bad seat in the house.

Visited December 2012
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Menomonie, WI
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“The city's Jewel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Pleasing to the eye and the acoustics are great - There isn't a bad seat in the house.

Visited February 2012
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“Living History in downtown Menomonie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

As a Menomonie native, I grew up and didn't think much about the Mabel Tainter...it was just the city library to me. Now that I've grown up and moved away, I've come to cherish what a truly impressive landmark the Memorial and the Theatre is. It's one of the few great old buildings that survived "progress" in Menomonie over the years and it helps keep the arts alive in the bustling little city. Inside, past the marble floors and the gilt edges, is a magnificent little theatre, described by docents over the years as "a copy of Ford's Theatre in Washington." It's both a wonderful place to see a play, or to perform one...I've done both in my time. Take the time to see this Victorian beauty. You'll be glad you did!

Visited November 2011
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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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“Beautiful restoration. Amazing history. A visual specatacle. And the shows are good too.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

From the outside, it's a pretty nice historic building. Go inside and see the spectacular restoration of this theatre - then take the self-guided tour. When you're done with that, you can sit in the cozy den room downstairs, sipping coffee and marveling that the place might have been torn down. Instead, it was revitalized and brought up-to-date. The gift shop is just 'meh,' but you'll forgive that in an instant if you get tickets and see a show here. Enjoy!

Visited February 2012
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