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Circus World

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550 Water St, Baraboo, WI 53913-2578
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N1739KTgregoryb wrote a review Aug 2020
Elgin11 contributions5 helpful votes
This is a great place for kids of all ages. We recommend it to everyone. We visited in the midst of Covid, and only got the tour of the Ringling Buildings and the wagon pavilion. I has so much more when Covid is gone. We are going back.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Scott O, General Manager at Circus World
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for visiting and your thoughtful review. Visiting during these covid times affords an outdoor walking tour and inside our wagon pavilion. Glad to hear that you plan a return visit post covid to enjoy our full activation. Until we see you all again, stay safe and healthy!
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Judy S wrote a review Jul 2020
Pulaski, Tennessee449 contributions142 helpful votes
Despite the conditions with COVID-19, we were able to learn a whole lot about the circus in general and Ringling Brothers in particular. Our tour guide, Pete was so very knowledgeable and did not hurry us. He gave us time and answered all questions. I look forward to visiting again when the entire place is open.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Scott O, General Manager at Circus World
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for visiting and your thoughtful review. Glad to read that you had a positive experience visiting us during this time of covid. The circus has a vast and vibrant heritage both in State and National historical context. We are glad that you did not feel rushed and received informed information during your tour. We look forward to welcoming you back in post covid times, when we are at full activation. Stay safe and healthy.
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bgcchick88 wrote a review Feb 2020
Baraboo, Wisconsin61 contributions16 helpful votes
Circus world has multiple things to offer. Great for all ages, truly. There is a lot of walking, so prepare for that, but there's animals, exhibits, food, and more to keep everyone entertained.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Scott O, General Manager at Circus World
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Thank you for your support of Circus World and your thoughtful review. We are indeed a large site with great effort given to arranging the live programming schedule to move you through our site in a way to minimize large commutes. We also offer complimentary golf cart shuttles for our mobility challenged guests. Glad to read that you were entertained and hope that your schedule will allow a visit this summer for our "Go West" production.
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rrgeniusz wrote a review Feb 2020
Cedarburg, Wisconsin264 contributions13 helpful votes
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Every Summer, a visit here is a must. If they just had the wagon collection, it would be worth it, If they just had the Circus Acts and other exhibits it would be worth it but you get both. Every year the show changes but it is always under the big top and always full of excitement Some performers, like the clowns, put on special demonstrations on being a clown after the big top show. You get to see veteran performers and, sometimes, people trying out acts for the first time. Then, there are the other special exhibits that include, P. T. Barnum's collection of special people, circus costumes, the history of the Ringlings, the elephants, the carousel, the circus instruments, the band machines, and much more. I saved the very best for last, the wagons. The circus wagon collection is huge and amazingly beautiful. As I said in the beginning, this alone would be worth admission. While the wagons no longer come to Milwaukee, the museum does put on a parade in Baraboo each year. Another fun event is the feeding of watermelons to the elephants. This happens once a year and it is quite surprising how elephants eat the melons. Lets just say it is a very "smashing" show. There are ways to cut your admission by becoming a member of the Wisconsin State Historical Society. Depending on the level you choose you can get half off or free admission to all of the Wisconsin State Historical sites.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Responded Feb 12, 2020
Thank you for visiting Circus World and for your thoughtful review. It is wonderful to read the positive impact that our world class collection and live interpretive programming has on your visit. We agree that our wagon collection, featuring over 260 amazing pieces of American folk art and innovation are a wonder to behold. You are correct, that Circus World in conjunction with The Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce presents Baraboo's Big Top Parade annually the third Saturday of July starting at 11:00am. It is truly Norman Rockwell Americana at its finest. We truly hope your schedule will allow a visit this summer to enjoy our "Go West" Big Top performance.
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Scott L. wrote a review Feb 2020
Bloomingdale, Illinois15 contributions
Circus World is a true Wisconsin treasure. Learn the history of Baraboo's own Ringling Brothers, see the largest collection of restored circus wagons in the world, and celebrate all things circus.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Responded Feb 12, 2020
Thank you for your support of Circus World and your thoughtful review. We concur that Circus World is a Wisconsin Treasure, in fact our motto for many years was "Wisconsin's National Treasure". We indeed celebrate the legacy of Baraboo's own Ringling Bros who created an International Legacy Brand in The Greatest Show on Earth; we also celebrate the legacy of the over 100 other circuses that have originated from Wisconsin. We invite all guests to learn about the vibrant stories of the cultural behemoth that is the circus. We truly hope that your future travel plans allow for a return visit.
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