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Al Ringling Theater Tours

136 4th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913-2117
+1 608-356-8864
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A beautifully restored theatre masterpiece built by Al Ringling . Live shows, music, plays... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike P
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Beautiful restoration and informative tour..

Took the tour of this beautifully restored 1915 theatre built by Al. Ringling. The molding... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wisconsin Rapids
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The Al. Ringling Theatre is a treasure of rare quality. Built in 1915 by man who started the Ringling Brothers Circus, Al. Ringling, this magnificent and richly designed in the style of grand French opera houses. The Theatre is a masterpiece of European architecture. Daily tours (May - September) and tours by appointment only (October - May).
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“restoration” (4 reviews)
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136 4th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913-2117
+1 608-356-8864
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautifully restored theatre masterpiece built by Al Ringling . Live shows, music, plays, classic movies and more!

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the tour of this beautifully restored 1915 theatre built by Al. Ringling. The molding, fixtures, etc. are exquisite and the curtains are original! Tour guides very knowledgeable and entertaining. Was able to hear the wonderful pipe organ and tour the lower level dressing rooms....More

Thank 819marya
Reviewed 23 September 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...More

2  Thank Ragged K
Reviewed 23 September 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.

1  Thank Mike P
Reviewed 16 July 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.

2  Thank Duane F
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 31 May 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....More

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 19 May 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...More

2  Thank JimAllen29
Reviewed 2 September 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.

2  Thank sunshineinwisconsin
Reviewed 1 September 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.

2  Thank jingles5
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