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Circus World

550 Water St, Baraboo, WI 53913-2578
+1 608-356-8341
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nobody wanted to go.....

i am from florida and i wanted to take my family to circus world for the day. Didn't they boo hoo... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
GeorgianaS
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Clearwater Beach,Florida
Family fun

Fantastic experience for the whole family- the children-age 5 & 10 got their cotton candy, soft... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gama35945
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Hampshire, Illinois
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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!
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“big top” (90 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 4 days ago

i am from florida and i wanted to take my family to circus world for the day. Didn't they boo hoo this place for hours til we actually arrived. We spent time in the Big Top and of course, the elephants and tigers were smashing....More

1  Thank GeorgianaS
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic experience for the whole family- the children-age 5 & 10 got their cotton candy, soft drinks, hot dogs,etc., we all enjoyed the very good performance in the one ring circus, later laughed at the special performance of 2 stand up comedians ( who previously...More

Thank Gama35945
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want to learn about the history of the circus as well as experience performances you need to see this. Don't pass up the vidoes pn the history of the Ringlings. The wagon displays are great also. Great kids area too

1  Thank slsteward
Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember going to Circus World when I was a kid, and it was so neat to take my kids there. The "Seventies Circus" or whatever was pretty awesome. The kids loved it--especially the horses and the elephants! I have a 2 year old who...More

Thank BG340
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our day off visiting "Circus World" without our kids (I know...weird to say). I have been going to Circus World for 50 plus years and this is the first time we went as older adults. It was a wonderful time to go back...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We revisited Circus World with our 2-year and 4-year old grandchildren and found it as entertaining as ever, with many new features. It is reasonably priced, including senior discounts, and children under 5 are free. For the admission, you get the grounds and many exhibits...More

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

Fred, thank you for visiting and sharing your memories of your experience here. We hope that you are able to join us again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was amazed at all there was to see and do! There is a schedule of programs all day long. I attended" Shake Rattle & Toot" that was a cool circus concert featuring a musician playing lively tunes on all sorts of antique circus instruments....More

Thank Robin M
Scott O, Manager at Circus World, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Robin, Thank you for joining us and sharing your memories of your visit. A lot of our guests are pleased to find the diversity of offerings and that they really can spend most of the day entertained with us. We hope that your travel plans...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad we made the trip up from Madison - I took my 2 kids (ages 2 and 4) and originally only planned to stay about 2 hours, but they loved it so much we were there over 5 hours. I loved the mix of history...More

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

Megan, thank you for your thoughtful review and visit. We have taken your recommendation and added more fans for comfort under the big top. Our performers are world class and proud of both their skills and heritage; they enjoy sharing their day with our guests...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I probably can't say enough good things about this place. The workers/ volunteers were great, very friendly and accommodating. Prices were reasonable. The shows were extremely entertaining. The clowns were cool and interactive with my family. My 6 year old had a great time. My...More

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

Joyce, thank you for visiting and for your thoughtful review. We always operate under the model that its our family entertaining yours. Very glad to hear that your visit was pleasant for each generation of your family. We always welcome children of all ages with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a all day event, get there when they open, plan to be there all day, a lot of things for kids to do and see. Adults will enjoy it also, a lot history everywhere. Animals are Awesome and circus staff are great.

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

Mark, thank you for your thoughtful review of your time with us. We try to offer plenty for children of all ages to enjoy throughout the day. We hope that your travels allow for you to visit again.

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Stefanie K
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Response from prisonrn | Reviewed this property |
There were a couple of people using motorized chairs while we were there.
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Amanda M
8 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
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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