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Address: 136 Fourth Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913
Phone Number: 608-356-8864
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A beautiful informative tour with no buts..

This tour is spectacular in a meticulously restored theatre to what it was when built in 1915. The beauty and stories that accompany the tour keep in interesting throughout the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Duane F
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is spectacular in a meticulously restored theatre to what it was when built in 1915. The beauty and stories that accompany the tour keep in interesting throughout the entire time.

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New Britain, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing piece of history! It is a beautiful theatre with so much incredible original detail still remaining.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We toured the newly renovated Al Ringling Theater. WOW! A showplace built in 1914 for $100,000 and constructed in 7 months, has now cost $3+million to restore. It was worth every penny. Al Ringling wanted to being New York, to Baraboo, Wisconsin and he did. This is a must see if you are in the Baraboo, Dells area!

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I love restored theaters and this is one of the best. It was just completed and my wife and I will be here in a box to watch the Wizard of Oz play being put on by a local grade school. With all the restorations being done, it is like walking back in time. It is so old, but it... More 

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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.

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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.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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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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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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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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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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