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Circus World, Baraboo

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
Part museum and part live entertainment, Circus World both presents its colorful history as the original home of the famous Ringling Brothers Circus and continues this tradition with shows and performances today. Walk through an exhibit of 50 restored antique circus wagons in the W.W. Deppe Waggon Pavillion and make sure to look through the circus-related photographs and books in the Robert L. Parkinson Library and Research Centre. There are many daily shows that include live animals, acrobats and contortionists, cyclists, clowns, and an illusionist. Kids and adults alike will love this old-fashioned fun. Plan your Circus World visit and explore what else you can see and do in Baraboo using our Baraboo vacation route planner.
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  • This was so much more than we thought it would be. There are many buildings set along side the Baraboo River. Charming. Fascinating history and outstanding collections. A must see. We took more than 2...  read more »
  • If you are afraid of clowns this is not a museum for you. We have been to the Ringling Brothers Museum in Sarasota Florida. This museum is more about the circus world than about PT Barnum Bailies Circ...  read more »
  • Its a 10 acre plot of buildings and an outdoor section that had wagons from the time when the Circus pulled into town. It was easy to see how the imagination ran wild with excitement with the expectat...  read more »
  • I've seen better circus performances for sure, which I found peculiar considering this is supposed to be "Circus World". The Tiger's were pretty interesting, but everything else was fairly lack-luster. The elephant rides were super overpriced too. They charged 10 dollars a person packed 4 people on it and you rode around in a circle with a 10 foot diameter, the whole ride lasts for maybe 30 seconds to a minute if you're lucky. Also the man who was in charge of ushering children on and off the elephant was not very child oriented, and yelled at a lot of them. If you're a young adult looking for something fun to do with your friends or significant other, this isn't worth your time, in my opinion. As a parent looking to take their kids, I'm sure your kid would love it, but don't expect to have a great time yourself.
  • Wish we had planned to stay longer. This place is full of history and half a day was not long enough to see even a little what they have to offer.
  • Steve and Ryan will keep me coming back for more! The best place to visit in Wisconsin!
  • For someone who does not like clowns or circuses, this was an entertaining venue. There is a lot of history and activities for everyone to enjoy. They have clowns, big top events, and more.
  • A great attraction for family and friends. Not too expensive on prices.
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