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Al. Ringling Mansion

623 Broadway St, Baraboo, WI 53913-2102
+1 608-448-7455
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Exquisite mansion

This home was built in 1905 & was where the oldest brother lived. This place is spectacular! It sat... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Jodi H
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Fascinating! Fun and Beautiful.

This tour has been a highlight of our vacation. Full of historic beauty and fascinating facts the... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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623 Broadway St, Baraboo, WI 53913-2102
+1 608-448-7455
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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

Thank Jodi H
Reviewed 28 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
Reviewed 27 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
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The owners have opened up their lovely home for visitors to tour. Along with the amazing architecture, furnishings and photos, the tour gives a history lesson of the Ringling family. Only part of the mansion is available for viewing at this time as there is...More

Thank 819marya
Reviewed 1 August 2017

After years of neglect and "repurposing" several rooms by former owners, this historical mansion is being lovingly restored to its orginal glory by a couple who have circus connections. We loved seeing the vintage furnishings and gorgeous architecture, as well as hearing the stories about...More

Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed walking through this historic mansion that is privately owned and being renovated. Beautiful woodwork, Tiffany glass, chandeliers, and murals. If you enjoy old houses, do not miss this one. Eventually it will be a B and B along with tours. The owners currently...More

1  Thank 794nancyh
Reviewed 12 July 2017

If you enjoy history, old mansions filled with antiques and lovely artwork, this would be a good place to go. This was the home of the oldest of the famous Ringling brothers. I lucked out with a private docent led tour so I had plenty...More

1  Thank Robin M
Reviewed 7 July 2017

It is absolutely worth it and extremely enjoyable. The Ringling mansion will transport you back in time to how it all began. There are actually more brothers than I believed were part of the family. You will learn some cool facts: How this house was...More

Thank Beezhjack
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We were lucky enough to meet the man who purchased this great, historic building, and who is making it come back to the days of the Ringlings. the volunteer tour guide was excellent, and we not only were able to see the mansion, but also...More

Thank rfsmith
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had our wedding reception here June 3rd. What an amazing event! Joe was a dream to work with from start to finish. We had plenty of opportunities to get in and scope out the venue. He worked seamlessly with our caterer...More

Thank Kenn P
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Questions & Answers
25 February 2016|
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Response from Joe C | Property representative |
Hello, The Mansion was designed by Kees & Colburn out of Minneapolis, MN.
Gene S
24 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.