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Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater

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Address: Menomonie, WI
Phone Number: +1 715-235-9726
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Northfield, Minnesota
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Northfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Nancy M
Minnesota
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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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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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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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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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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

Great place to check out a good play, musical, etc and the decor and building are awesome. Highly suggest catching a show when you can.

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Thank ToddWelch
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

We stopped by the theatre while in Menomonie. I knew nothing about the Tainter family. We took a 45 minute tour of the center with our guide, Lucy. She gave us history on the family and Menomonie. She also spoke about the condition of the theater prior to the renovation. I'm curious to see the other Tainted family buildings and... More 

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Thank Angel M
Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Good place to go for a dress up dinner theatre. Old seats and balcony. Many local plays are put on here. They have a gift shop. Nice tour during weekends. Self and assisted tours are available. I would plan on going here for a dress up night with dinner. Nice place if you are in the area but I would... More 

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