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Al Ringling Theater Tours

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Address: 136 4th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913-2117
Phone Number: +1 608-356-8864
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Al. Ringling Theatre is a treasure of rare quality. Magnificent and...

The Al. Ringling Theatre is a treasure of rare quality. Magnificent and richly designed in the style of grand French opera houses, the Theatre is a masterpiece of European architecture. Tours By Appointment Only (September - May).

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Gold Standard Tour

Distinguished architecture and legacy, beautifully preserved and renovated. The smell of America's theatre history is sweet and thick in here. Our guide was gracious, well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 23, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Distinguished architecture and legacy, beautifully preserved and renovated. The smell of America's theatre history is sweet and thick in here. Our guide was gracious, well informed and unabashedly sincere in his love of the building and its history. To see so much for a modest price makes this attraction a sharp bargain

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Simply Stunning!!!! Fully restored to its original beauty. Very informative tour guide. Many other things to see and enjoy in this beautiful town.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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