Step back in time to explore the Dole Mansion and its colorful history. The mansion was built during the Civil War and was purchased in the 1920s by Mrs. Lou Ringling, widow of the circus family’s eldest brother. Today it is Lakeside Arts Park and features art galleries and performing arts to delight visitors. Spend a day at the Dole to experience its history, art, and music.


  • Wednesday, December 5th is canceled

Group Tickets: For groups of 9 people or more, please contact Betty Kay Swanson, Event & Program Manager at or call 815-455-8000.

For individual tickets and small groups (max 8) continue below and to buy your tickets online.