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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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Small fun circus under big top. There is a good illusionist who performs twice a day . The circus wagon display is probably the best in the world.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Small fun circus under big top. There is a good illusionist who performs twice a day . The circus wagon display is probably the best in the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Kodak moments abound! Wonderful family entertainment. Besides a live-action circus, there is a potpourri of attractions to amaze, including a movie and magic show. Arrive at mid-morning to see the clown demonstration of gags and make-up secrets. Lots of colorful displays and exhibits. Stroll through the impressive array of vintage restored wagons before or after seeing the Big Top attractions.... More 

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Lawrence
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Basically this is the history of the "greatest show on earth". It is on the grounds and includes the buildings where the circus wintered many years ago. It includes several museums, a live circus performance under the big top, movie and a magic show that is as good as the ones at the Wisconsin Dells and it is included in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Circus was awesome. My wife son and I al had a great time. Lots of exhibits to see. The staff were friendly and helpful. Magic show was great as well. Only took us about 15 minutes from mount olympus. I recommend for others to stop by.

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Wisconsin, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We'd never been before and although the adult price per ticket nearly drove us away, we still ended up going. Parking was surprisingly convenient, but if we'd had a big vehicle it would've been difficult to navigate. It was interesting stuff, good exhibits, a draw for both parents and children. I found it misleading to say there were "animal houses"... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This was a great family trip to Circus World. Be prepared for a lot of walking throughout the attraction. They did have big metal buggies to push my disabled sister in, but most of the area is dirt and sand and hard to maneuver the buggy through. The history of the circus, and the circus show itself was awesome. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Very nice clean family attraction that can be enjoyed by all ages. Something for everyone. A true piece of American history.

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Our family ventured to Circus World Museum unsure what to expect. The museum itself was interesting and offered some fun photo opportunities. We walked through the open buildings and they were okay. The ABSOLUTE highlight of our visit was the magic show with Tristan Crist and his assistant. Seriously... We watch all sorts of shows on illusion and I'm still... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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31 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

... to spend here! First of all, I had no idea it even existed -- thank goodness my husband was here as a child. He insisted we come and I certainly wasn't disappointed!! [Father's Day, fathers get FREE admission.] We spent hours looking at all the exhibits and in the buildings. The history here is overwhelming and deep and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were heading home from a trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula and decided to stop at Devil's Lake State Park. The day was overcast and we decided to stop by Circus World for an hour or so. Seven hours later we were one of the last to leave and we stayed the next day for the circus parade! The museum... More 

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