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Circus World

550 Water St, Baraboo, WI 53913-2578
+1 608-356-8341
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Good show and performers.

The show alone is worth the admission price. They have a lot of interesting exhibits also. I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BillBoeing
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Florida
A Surprising and Delightful Find!!

My husband just accepted a full time job in Wisconsin and found a place to live in Baraboo. I am... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pamela P
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“big top” (88 reviews)
“magic show” (85 reviews)
“elephant ride” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
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550 Water St, Baraboo, WI 53913-2578
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+1 608-356-8341

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The show alone is worth the admission price. They have a lot of interesting exhibits also. I thought it was pretty well done. Now that the circus is officially dead, this is about all that is left. But it's nice you're going to love it.

Thank BillBoeing
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband just accepted a full time job in Wisconsin and found a place to live in Baraboo. I am still living in Colorado until next year, when our son will finish high school. I came out to visit my husband this week on a...More

Thank Pamela P
Scott O, General Manager at Circus World, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Pamela, thank you for the kind review and welcome to the awesome community of Baraboo! Thank you as well for becoming a valued season pass holder. I hope to meet you on one of your visits.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a full day here and went back a second day to watch the films and take the wagon tour a second time. The circus was very good as were the smaller acts. So many great things to see with the wagons a true...More

Thank rfsmith
Scott O, General Manager at Circus World, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience. We are blessed to have the largest collection of original circus wagons in the world (over 260 strong). We agree that they are a "true highlight" of any visit. Safe travels and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Family fun for young and old. Move at your own pace and enjoy the varied exhibits and side shows. A nice mix of indoor and outdoor activities. AAA discount knocked a nice amount off admission. Free wifi. Good restrooms an 2 locations. Very clean thoughtfullr...More

Thank TJFogelberg
Scott O, General Manager at Circus World, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience here. We are glad that you utilized your AAA discount to enjoy a day here with us. We wish you safe travels and hope to see you back here with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a park dedicated to the history of circus with many exhibits both indoors and outdoors. There is also a live circus performance several times a day and it is a good show for all ages. This is a large park with much to...More

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Scott O, General Manager at Circus World, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We happen to agree that we are a must see if you are in the Baraboo or Wisconsin Dells area. We do feature two live big top performances a day along with many other dynamic and interactive shows; ten in all throughout the day. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent six hours at Circus World. Museum, wagons, barns, shows, music and a real live circus (more than one hour of world-class acts including elephants). If you enjoy circuses, you'll love Circus World!!

Thank ChzHeadTX
Scott O, General Manager at Circus World, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your thoughtful review. We enjoy sharing our Nation's Circus Heritage and enjoy meeting all of our valued guests. Safe travels and we hope to see you back here at Circus World.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Circus World Museum on a rainy day in May, right before the season opened. We still were entertained by two men--one playing a calliope and another various items--including bottles and bells. It was quite wonderful. We also watched a juggler...More

Thank tks617
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and her sister planned the trip, so I knew little about this place. I was somewhat taken aback at the cost of around $20 for what I thought was just a museum. Little did I know! The price is actually a bargain. They...More

Thank James W
Scott O, Manager at Circus World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

James, thank you for your visit and your thoughtful review. Our goal is always to be an affordable day for our guests while "packing a lot in" with world class talent. We celebrate our state's rich circus legacy with over 100 circus's coming from Wisconsin....More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Two near senior citizens, no kids in tow, had a great time, despite marginal weather. The kiddy show was definitely geared to them, but was still fun. The actual circus, held under the big top, was a great time. The show lasted over an hour...More

Thank J-9inIA
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This museum is fun for the whole family. We couldn't visualize what it might be like, it was a total surprise. They have SPAM from all over the world that you can purchase there, amazing flavors! There are puzzles and games and lots of interesting...More

Thank Carol M
Scott O, General Manager at Circus World, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Carol, thank you for this terrific review of the SPAM museum. We hope that you can visit Circus World on your travels and have an equally enjoyable visit!

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Amanda M
How long would an average visit be?
9 February 2017|
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Response from Gail L | Reviewed this property |
I would plan on at least 2 hourss
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Amanda M
If you come to visit the museum, how do you know when the circus acts will also be performing? Is the circus at the same location as the museum?
3 January 2017|
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Response from Sherry D | Reviewed this property |
They provide you with a schedule of events so you can plan your day. The museum is in the same park.
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Randy S
How long dose the Ringling brothers film in the main building last?
10 July 2016|
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Response from paulmwalsh2015 | Reviewed this property |
Runs all day.... on a loop.... it is just backdrop... like wall paper while the clowns are doing the demonstrations on the stage there.
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