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“Living History in downtown Menomonie”

Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Menomonie
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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!

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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!

Thank Vivianne G
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

You will feel like you've gone back in time in this tiny historic theater. I had the pleasure of performing on this stage, it was very fun.

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Reviewed January 26, 2012

to get in it's free and it was great to see an amazing well decorated theater. We wish that we could see some show there but we were there around Christmas so nothing really play there.

Thank Pistol_Peet
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

This historic theater is a true gem for the whole area. A tour is great but to really enjoy this historic theater you should plan to attend an event.

Thank Professor H
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