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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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Great Fun for the family

We took are grandchildren here and they had a Blast they loved the Magic Show they loved the Big Top with all the circus acts. what I like is you can pack a lunch in a cooler... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Lombard, Illinois
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Lombard, Illinois
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We took are grandchildren here and they had a Blast they loved the Magic Show they loved the Big Top with all the circus acts. what I like is you can pack a lunch in a cooler (you can not bring food it because they sell their own) and then go outside the Circus have lunch and then come back... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Oh wow! If you enjoy the circus then visit this place. Just seeing all the carriages was special enough.

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

My mother and I spent the afternoon at Circus World Museum and thoroughly enjoyed it. They have golf cart type vehicles to help the elderly get around easier and that was greatly appreciated. I wish there was more information on the wagons but I assume inadequate funding keeps them from being able to research and post more information. We saw... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is what a small traveling circus show must have been like in little towns across the country years ago. We enjoyed a performance which was about an hour long and than a look at the museum area which was interesting.

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had our 2, 8 year old grandchildren who had never seen a circus and they loved every minute of it. The price of admission was not exorbitant at all and well worth it. Plus we saw 2 great shows. The illusionist and the circus both were extraordinary. We spent 5 hours there and our grandchildren were amazed with everything.... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The family went on July 4th for the first time in 20 years....such a delightful gem shinning in Baraboo! The grounds were immaculate, the staff courteous and the big top show spectacular! The 17 month old granddaughter sat enthralled for almost an hour while she watched a REAL LIVE show! BRAVO CIRCUS WORLD...BRAVO!

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Lowell, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Amazing old posters, history of the circus, history of the Ringling Brothers, largest display of circus parade wagons, very good magic show, barns where animals used to be housed over 100 years ago, wonderful big top with performance including well taken care of elephants, spotted lamas, and dogs. PETA can butt out....these animals were in pristine condition and were very... More 

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Plano, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

From morning til late afternoon Circus World is a fun-filled, exciting & educational experience. The Illusionist was great, the Big Top Performance acts were greater, & the Wagon Pavillion was greatest (this largest circus wagon collection was reminiscent of the Circus Parades of the past) . You could hold a live snake, ride a live elephant or cute camel, interact... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is categorized as a museum but is actually much more. This was our first visit and we initially planned to visit at the end of our day at the Dells, but fortunately I looked at the website and found the all day schedule of events. They offered a magic show, a stunt show over the river, and a circus... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

While this is a smaller circus, there are activities to enjoy throughout the day. The circus was clean and the acts entertaining for both adults and our younger children!

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

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