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Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater

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Address: Menomonie, WI
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The Secret Garden

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
DebBORFL2015
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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Nuneaton
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Emma V
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 

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Thank Lillena M
Northfield, Minnesota
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 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!!!

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Thank Vic3412
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 

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Thank Nancy M
Minnesota
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75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank BlueManMinnesota
Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Fondue4two
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I have enjoyed it here for the past 20 years, I have gone every year for plays. Great historical building, wonderful plays..during intermission cookies and bars with your choose of coffee or juice or Milk. Anyone want a great night, go watch a play..They all have been great.

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Thank Shelley U
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I have lived near this beautiful building for 40 years. Every time I step inside, I am struck with the beauty of this structure. The building had a make over a few years ago so it is handicap accessible. Every month of the year the varied presentations and entertainment are top notch. Tours are available, but check times before you... More 

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Thank Beetys
Duluth, Minnesota
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

We saw a travelling jazz trio play there and it was top notch and the tickets were quite reasonable (compared to if we'd paid for that same quality of musicians in Minneapolis). The setting has restored the same scenes I'd imagine in a theater in the Victorian era with lovely and ornate stage, ceilings, box seats with so much gold... More 

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