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Address: 550 Water St (Hwy 113), Baraboo, WI 53913
Phone Number: 608-356-8341
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: Circus World in Baraboo is America's favorite circus attraction! Baraboo...
Circus World in Baraboo is America's favorite circus attraction! Baraboo was home to The Ringling Bros. Circus from 1884 thru 1918, and during those thirty-four years the operation grew to become the largest circus enterprise the world has ever known. Although the Ringlings left in 1918, many of their original structures survived.During the summer months, Circus World comes to life with daily live shows and demonstrations. See the world’s 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. Experience a live circus performance and exciting illusion shows with magician Tristan Crist. Experience the thrill that never grows old at Circus World!
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This is such a novelty. Every show on the schedule is just great. Truly for all ages. Plan to be there at opening. The shows are scheduled so that it takes the day. don't miss... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Westville, Oklahoma
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Westville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is such a novelty. Every show on the schedule is just great. Truly for all ages. Plan to be there at opening. The shows are scheduled so that it takes the day. don't miss this if you get the chance. Loved it!,

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Viroqua
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is a nice historical attraction. It's hard to compete with the water attractions of the Dells. If you want history, slower pace activity, it's a nice way to spend the day.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Circus World has activities going on to fill a whole day. The shows are a perfect length for children but also please adults. They also change each year so it i always a fresh place to visit. It is a great combination of entertainment and education.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Greatest show on earth may be exaggerating a little bit, but we all had an awesome time at Circus World! Arrive early because throughout the day they have different presentations and shows like: the Tristan Crist Magic Theatre, a Big Top Show and a musical demonstration. All the kids had a blast, including the 2 x 40+ year old parents.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I have been traveling to the Wisconsin Dells with my family since I was born. Every summer we spend a week in the Dells and almost always go to Circus World. In some past years, it has seemed a little run down; however, this year things are really shaping up!! Lots of great new signage around the grounds, excellent upkeep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This stop was a small operation but well run. It was interesting and fun. The kids enjoyed the performance, they got to participate in their own circus using their imagination, and got to ride a camel and elephant. They retained a circus feel by charging for small side events, which could be irksome but was not for some reason. The... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

I came here as a little kid and I brought my two kids here in order to exprience the fun I had as a kid. The main hall is a beautiful museum with fun things to see. My kids had a fun time viewing the different buildings. Unfortunately, the weather was not great but we still had fun. We enjoyed... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The last time I visited Circus World was when my children were small. After nearly twenty years I decided it was time to take my two and four year old granddaughters. We had a great time!!! There is something for the whole family. The girls really enjoyed the museum. The children's circus was great as was the Big Top performance.... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It offers a lot of interesting history it is just hard to keep little ones attention long enough sometimes. I loved the big top show, it was fun and entertaining. Some of the staff could stand to learn patience with the children but most are excellent.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Baraboo is the home of the Ringling Brothers Circus. This museum is now funded by the State of Wisconsin. The staff is doing an excellent job on a limited budget. They have a Big Top Show twice a day. The acts are good but not done on a big budget. School kids were there. My husband is disabled and they... More 

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Address: Address: 550 Water St (Hwy 113), Baraboo, WI 53913
Phone Number: 608-356-8341
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Baraboo

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