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Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater

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Address: Menomonie, WI
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On our first visit to Menomonie a wondeful surprise! An awesome, historical building!

What a beautiful theater! We enjoyed an excellent tour of the Mabeltainter Center for the Performing Arts, which included an overview of the interesting history of Menomonie... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful theater! We enjoyed an excellent tour of the Mabeltainter Center for the Performing Arts, which included an overview of the interesting history of Menomonie. Well worth a visit! I wish we could have stayed for a performance!

Thank Matob
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few years ago, CNN rated this theater as one of the most beautiful in the world! It certainly does not disappoint. I did not see a play, but walked in just to look around. I would definitely call ahead and schedule a tour next time. Stunning gold leaf walls and red velvet seats throughout.

Thank Samiam2366
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I wanted to try something different and new but not travel very far from home. We emailed the Mabel Tainter Theater staff and they suggested a private "ghost" tour. I am so glad we did this! We were met at the door by "Miss Pinky Pank" who handed us our on battery operated candles and walked the... More 

Thank Michael J
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My friends and I went to the play "The Secret Garden". I am not one to sit still for long. This play kept me riveted to my seat the entire play. One of the top theatres in the world, its beauty is undeniable. You absolutely have to stop here and tour and see a play if your in town.

Thank DebBORFL2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The guide was really knowledgable and friendly. The building is beautiful it's a like castle outside and inside it's so pretty. Really worth a visit!

Thank Emma V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

A must see! Grew up in town, so I have many memories of the theater. Never let down by the performance, you must plan a trip around a play! I promise you will NOT be disappointed! (Grab some food from a local downtown restaurant while you're at it) Personally, I suggest you also learn the history of this amazing building... More 

Thank Lillena M
Northfield, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

My wife and I visited the Mabel to see the Crucible. What an amazing theater!! You felt like you were stepping back in time. A truly beautiful place to visit. The only drawback was the seats were original and there was little to no padding on them. The play was one of the best I have seen. Great acting!!!

Thank Vic3412
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Built as a memorial for Mabel Tainter, daughter of Andrew Tainter, this historical theater is one of the nicest in the world. This may be in part due to its unique Architectural style built with stone from the Downsville Quarry. Interior features include gold guided embellishments in the theater and recently renovated seating. The addition was designed and built with... More 

Thank Nancy M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Intimate theater in the true Victorian style. While I'm not a fan of the style, the scale and appointments are true to the period. The outside is as a testimony to the preservation efforts.

Thank BlueManMinnesota
Rochester, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

On our way to Mpls we stopped in for a free tour (email ahead of time for tour hours). Upon arrival Rosemary gave us a great tour of this wonderful building and art center. A real gem. The history is very interesting. If you are passing by on I-94 take an hour or two detour and visit this place. It... More 

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