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What began with less than an acre of land, six historic circus wagons plus a lot of grit, determination, and passion, has now become an internationally recognized and respected institution encompassing 64 acres, 30 permanent structures, seven winter quarters buildings along Water Street, plus the Ringling Bros. Circus Train shed complex, and over 260 spectacular wagons. Circus World truly is “Wisconsin’s National Treasure!”

Our Treasures

As other entertainment forms gained popularity, Circus World began documenting and collecting important treasures of the American Circus. From original Ringling Circus buildings to the smallest flea circus prop

Our Treasures will astonish!

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Beautiful! Not often one can find a person of that caliber.

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Seeing the wagons roll out is like music to my ears. Just saying.

Wish I were there! Fantastic memories!

A dream! But it’s accessible, it’s circus, still thriving in Baraboo. GO everyone!

She is a beauty!