Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

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The center is believed to be haunted by the ghost who may be Mabel herself. She was the daughter of Captain Andrew and Bertha Tainter, who built the nonprofit theater for the community after their beloved daughter died at age 19. Other ghosts have been reported here as well, including apparitions who watch performances and entities who tinker with sound boards or show up as a light puttering around in the storage area.

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205 Main St E
Menomonie, WI 54751
United States

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44.876791, -91.92808200000002
Dunn County, Wisconsin
Nearest Towns:
Menomonie, WI (0.4 mi.)
Downsville, WI (7.1 mi.)
Tainter Lake, WI (8.7 mi.)
Knapp, WI (9.0 mi.)
Elk Mound, WI (11.6 mi.)
Wheeler, WI (11.6 mi.)
Elmwood, WI (12.6 mi.)
Boyceville, WI (12.8 mi.)
Colfax, WI (12.9 mi.)
Wilson, WI (13.1 mi.)

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  1. My mother used to work here. I remember coming into work with her one day as a kid to find cardboard boxes for a fort I was making and she gave me a tour. She took me into a room and I remember feeling like a painting on the wall was following me. I’m definitely going to check this place out.

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