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Al. Ringling Mansion

623 Broadway St, Baraboo, WI 53913-2102
+1 608-448-7455
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Historic Mansion in Baraboo, Wisconsin

This is the mansion that was once owned by one of the RIngling brothers who started the great... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
peterglassman
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Schaumburg, Illinois
Great tour of this old house

Our tour guide June did a great job explaining the history of this house and the Ringling family... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MaryCork
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623 Broadway St, Baraboo, WI 53913-2102
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the mansion that was once owned by one of the RIngling brothers who started the great circus in 1884. Tour price was a little up there but they say that all proceeds go towards the restoration of the house. It is a work...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide June did a great job explaining the history of this house and the Ringling family. We also met Joe & Carmen, the current owners and their back story was also wonderful. The house is authentically being restored bit by bit. Don't miss...More

Thank MaryCork
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Joe, the owner of the mansion, gave us the tour. He is not only knowledgeable about the mansion, he has had first hand experience with the circus. He worked as the train engineer for several years before marrying a member of the circus. He shared...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ringling must of been making good money to build such a huge mansion back in the day ! Located about two blocks up the hill from the circus museum it’s a must see !

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We found this little gem because the Circus Museum was closed, and I couldn’t be happier that it was! The proprietor was our tour guide, his love for the circus and history, his passion for the home, and his efforts to restore the home came...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

If you're into the circus theme and history, this is a hidden gem! Just off the beaten path, but easy to find. The building is being restored to its original splendor and the tour offered great insight into the history of the building and the...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Our guide, Karin, was friendly and knowledgeable and did an amazing job not only highlighting the home's features but educating us along the way. It is breathtaking architecture and design, and the best part is that the admission fees go back into the restoration of...More

2  Thank CarrieB21
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This home was built in 1905 & was where the oldest brother lived. This place is spectacular! It sat abandoned for years & homeless people stayed in it & didn't damage a thing. That surely wouldn't happen today! The house is absolutely full of Tiffany...More

1  Thank Jodi H
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This tour has been a highlight of our vacation. Full of historic beauty and fascinating facts the tour was informative and fun. The price was worth it, knowing that much of the money was being put into restoring this historic treasure that was nearly lost....More

Thank macdonzc
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Joe Colossa, former circus train master, is the magic behind this tour. He and an investor bought the mansion and is now restoring it to its majesty. The tour will show you how and what happened to the mansion during it's lifetime. It's a magical...More

Thank Jerry B
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mmadison2015
24 February 2016|
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Response from Joe C | Property representative |
Hello, The Mansion was designed by Kees & Colburn out of Minneapolis, MN.
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Gene S
23 July 2015|
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Response from Larry W | Reviewed this property |
e others have said call ahead. Another member of our group made arrangements at the Al Ringling house and the Ringling theater in downtown Baraboo.
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