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Come home to Circus World for entertaining live big-top circus shows, the “Be A Clown” Show featuring Mr. Bill, and “It’s One of Those Songs” - circus novelty instrument show! Discover amazing and much-loved animals, guided tours of the world's largest collection of authentic circus parade wagons, and colorful, new exhibits. Be a kid again watching acrobats, jugglers, aerial artistry, elephants, unicycles, ponies, and clowning legend Mr. Bill bring circus to life. Enjoy elephant rides, pony rides, pictures with a unicorn, a real wooden carousel, and more. Our gift shop is stocked with incredible merchandise for Children of All Ages! The Cookhouse Grill is serving lunch on-site, and don’t forget the cotton candy, popcorn, and Ice Cream.
Baraboo was home to The Ringling Bros. Circus from 1884 to 1918, where it grew to become the largest outdoor amusement enterprise the world has ever known. Many of the Ringling structures survive and are the foundation of Circus World Museum. John M. Kelley, the Ringling’s personal attorney joined with the Gollmar Family, (also Baraboo circus owners), in 1954 to create a circus museum at the Ringling Winter Quarters. From the beginning, Circus World featured live circus performances that brought the artistry of the circus to life. Now, maintaining the world’s largest collection of authentic circus wagons, a library & research center that is second to none, and spectacular programming; Circus World has developed an international following and beckons young and old alike to the National Landmark Site in Baraboo. Rediscover the timeless appeal of this classic entertainment; forget your worries, be a kid, and find inspiration in the wonder of the circus.
Circus World is located at 550 Water Street/ Highway 113, Baraboo; just follow the signs. Preserving the National Landmark Site of the Ringling Bros. Circus. So come home to Circus World… Wisconsin's National Treasure.
See the worlds largest collection of glorious parade wagons plus 7 authentic Ringling Bros. buildings filled with colorful, big top memories. Enjoy elephant, pony and carousel rides; cotton candy, ice cream, tasty sandwiches and 2 gift shops. Circus World is 10 minutes south of Wisconsin Dells area on Hwy 12.
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