Visit the historic Al Ringling mansion in downtown Baraboo, WI. Hear how Al, eldest of five famous ringling brothers, leveraged his position running the greatest circus in history to great fortune and acclaim ... More info ›
Visit the historic Al Ringling mansion in downtown Baraboo, WI. Hear how Al, eldest of five famous ringling brothers, leveraged his position running the greatest circus in history to great fortune and acclaim. Explore the opulent mansion of one of America's greatest showman as it undergoes restorations to restore it to its former glory
By the late 19th century, the Ringling Brothers managed one of the greatest entertainment shows in the United States. Their circus, full of dancing elephants, fearsome predators, majestic acrobats, jovial clowns, and the ever present sound of calliope music wowed audience, delighted children, and made the Baraboo family rich.
This insider's peek into the life of Al Ringling, oldest of the clan and driver behind much of the family's success throughout the late 19th and early 20th century, is available every day between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. Tour the opulent red-bricked mansion in downtown Baraboo as you see original furnishings, amazing hand-carved woodwork, leaded glass, ornate murals and hand-decorated ceilings. Displays on the Mansion and the lives of the Ringling family will also be featured. Each tour is guided and last approximately 1 hour.
Although currently under renovation in order to return the mansion to its former splendor, the house remains opens to visitors. When you arrive at the house, check in at the front and you will paired with a guide in order to begin your guided tour.