Some homes are famous because of their ornate design and detailed architecture, but the Al. Ringling Mansion is best known for its legendary owner—the eldest of the five Ringling brothers.
Built in 1905, the red stone mansion is currently under renovation to bring it back to its original luster. Visitors can tour the grounds and the well-kept rooms with hosts Joe and Carmen, and gain insight into the daily lives of some of the world’s most famous performers. This lively couple will share stories about the Ringling brothers, as well as tales from their own time in the circus. The tour highlights hand-carved woodwork, original furnishings, detailed murals and hand-painted ceilings.
It’s possible to explore the mansion on its own, and families with children and travelers in search of the weird and wild will love the stories shared and the family effects on display. A combination ticket that includes other top Baraboo attractions like Circus World Museum and the International Clown Hall of Fame are also available.
The mansion is located at 623 Broadway Street, north of the Baraboo River. Tours of the mansion are offered daily.