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Al. Ringling Theatre


Al. Ringling Theatre

The Al. Ringling Theatre has been called "America's Prettiest Playhouse." Built in 1915 at a cost of $100,000, the theatre was offered as a gift to the community by Al. Ringling, the eldest of the five famous Ringling Brothers and is currently owned and operated by the Al. Ringling Theatre Friends, a non-profit organization. The theatre continues to present movies, live professional touring artists and community events. Discover more about the Theatre's history and current program schedule by visiting our website. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, guided tours are held daily at 11:00 am.

136 4th Ave.
Baraboo, WI 53913
Phone: 608-356-8864
Fax: 608-356-0976
E-mail: ringling@baraboo.com

Circus World


A FULL day of entertainment, fun and colorful history await you at Circus World in Baraboo. Live shows in the spring, summer and fall plus many buildings filled with astonishing circus exhibits year-round. Circus World is a Wisconsin historic site located along the banks of the Baraboo River, situated perfectly between Devil’s Lake and Wisconsin Dells. See the world’s largest collection of glorious parade wagons plus 7 authentic Ringling Bros. buildings filled with colorful, big top memories. Enjoy great family fun at Wisconsin’s most exciting attraction!

550 Water St.
Baraboo, WI 53913
Phone: 608-356-8341
Toll Free: 1-866-693-1500

Devil's Lake State Park


Devil's Lake

Devil's Lake State Park is Located in Baraboo, Wisconsin and situated along the Ice Age Trail and is visited by more than 1.2 million people per year! With spectacular views from 500 foot cliffs, miles of hiking trails, swimming areas including 2 large sandy beaches, hundreds of modern campsites, mountain bike trails, cross country ski trails, great climbs and so much more, it's no wonder why Devil's Lake is Wisconsin's premiere natural vacation destination!

S5975 Park Rd.
Baraboo WI 53913-9299
(608) 356-8301
(608) 356-5470 Fax

Visitor Guide: www.devilslakewisconsin.com
Friends Group: www.devilslakefriends.org/

International Crane Foundation


International Crane Foundation

Visit the International Crane Foundation (ICF), the only place in the world where you can see all 15 crane species. ICF has gained international acclaim as one of the world's leaders in the conservation of endangered species. While visiting ICF, you will learn about the techniques used to preserve some of the rarest birds in the world. For generations, cranes have captivated the people who live near them. They have become important figures in the legends and mythology of aboriginal peoples around the world.

Please Note:

Beginning in fall 2018, the International Crane Foundation is embarking on a $10 million expansion and renovation. Improvements include a new visitor center and ten updated crane exhibits. All of these improvements will take time to construct, and therefore the International Crane Foundation is closed for the 2019 visitor season. Thank you for your continued support of the International Crane Foundation. We are very excited to show you our new site in Spring 2020!

E-11376 Shady Lane Rd. P.O. Box 447
Baraboo, WI 53913 USA
Phone: 608.356.9462
Fax: 608.356.9465

Sauk County Historical Society


Sauk County Historical Society

The Sauk County Historical Society Museum is housed in the historic Jacob Van Orden Mansion, built in 1903. Visit our beautiful 1902 Tudor Revival mansion. Original woodwork, fixtures and wall coverings offer a glimpse of turn of the century tastes and styles. The second floor county history museum examines Sauk County history from geological formation through life in the 1960's.

Free admission. Open 12-5 Tuesday through Saturday all year long

531 Fourth Avenue P.O. Box 651
Baraboo, WI 53913
Phone: 608-356-1001
E-mail: history@saukcounty.com

Mid-Continent Railway Museum


Mid-Continent Railway Museum

Mid-Continent is an outdoor living history museum and operating railroad recreating, preserving, and interpreting the small town/shortline way of life from the "Golden Age of Railroading" spanning the years 1880 to 1916. Take a memorable, seven-mile, 50-minute round-trip ride on a former branch line of the Chicago & North Western Railway through the scenic Baraboo Hills. Passengers ride in restored steel coaches built in 1915. An authentically-attired conductor will call "all aboard!" before the train leaves from an historic wooden depot built in 1894. Train fare includes admission to our Coach Shed filled with restored wooden passenger, freight cars and displays from the turn of the century.

E8948 Diamond Hill Road
P.O. Box 358
North Freedom, WI 53951
Office phone: 608-522-4261
Toll free: 800-930-1385
E-mail: inquiries@midcontinent.org

Mirror Lake State Park


Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake covers over 2000 acres and is just a few miles from Downtown Baraboo. Sandstone bluffs surround half the lake which offers excellent fishing, swimming and canoeing & kayaking. Wooded campsites, picnic areas, a boat landing, and miles of biking, hiking and cross-country ski trails.

E10320 Fern Dell Rd
Baraboo, WI 53913
Phone: 608-254-3333

Visitor Guide: www.mirrorlakewisconsin.com
Friends Group: www.friendsofmirrorlake.org