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Experience Circus history this coming year! Explore exhibits and historic items all season long and this summer prepare to Blast Off at the big top show! Get you tickets today!

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Experience Circus history this coming year! Explore exhibits and historic items all season long and this summer prepare to Blast Off at the big top show! Get you tickets today!

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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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1 week ago
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A happy President's Day one and all. The presidency of the United States has long had an association with the circus arts in America, recognizing its place in lifting the spirits and dreams of a grateful nation. Here is the 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush on April 3, 1988, visiting Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the DC Armory with his family. In this photo it was Vice President Bush seen "throwing his hat in the ring" declaring his candidacy in the 1988 Presidential election. ... See MoreSee Less

A happy Presidents Day one and all. The presidency of the United States has long had an association with the circus arts in America, recognizing its place in lifting the spirits and dreams of a grateful nation. Here is the 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush on April 3, 1988, visiting Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the DC Armory with his family. In this photo it was Vice President Bush seen throwing his hat in the ring declaring his candidacy in the 1988 Presidential election.

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And the hat is part of the collections in the Robert L Parkinson Library 🙂

2 weeks ago
Circus World

With all of our love, have a Happy Valentine's Day one and all! ... See MoreSee Less

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