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Interesting Look at History

The museum is very well put together and they have a lot to see. Check their website for hours as... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2019
Tampa, Florida

This is an excellent museum of carnival days of yesteryear. Great way to spend a few hours seeing... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2019
White House, Tennessee
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Reviewed May 19, 2019

The museum is very well put together and they have a lot to see. Check their website for hours as they seem to only be open weekends between 12-5.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

This is an excellent museum of carnival days of yesteryear. Great way to spend a few hours seeing the history of the carnival days gone by. Take the time to see everything.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

The museum offers a wonderful historically accurate look at the many different aspects of Carney life. Everything from rides,to games,to vendor carts and Barker's stands even the circus advance man's rail car. My favorite were displays and videos that explain and educate about an interesting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Please note that it is generally only open on Saturday and Sunday. They also have a research library for scholars and writers. Expect to spend at least three hours at this museum.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jennifer U
Reviewed November 10, 2018

We relived our childhood circus days. We don't have children but would question if it would be a place to take young ones. It is more about the "history" of the circus. Because all the exhibits contain items that are 5 decades or more older,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank William W
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Really good experience and alot to see. This is all about the history of carnivals, fairs, circuses and just tampa history.Its really nice and in a quiet low key part of tampa. I did a full video review on youtube, search for me JASthefuture to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is one cool place. Of course, if you like oddball roadside American attractions, you'll really love it. While there are full-size rides assembled inside, sadly you could not ride them- they were display only. No matter, there are plenty of things to gawk at....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank classicdj
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Considering the number of people visiting it was remarkably clean. Vendors were friendly, not pushy. A fun time with my children and grand children.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank jameshW5015HJ
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Excellent museum. The staff and experience was great. It seems as if there will be more added in the future since there was one area that was under construction. I look forward to coming back in the future. Would be nice if maybe popcorn or...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank elgato137
Reviewed March 3, 2018

International Independent Showmen's Museum is up there next to Circus World in the Dells. Nice little pieces of history. IISM and the association are good people.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Billy D
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I think it was $10 for adults.