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Circus World Museum

. Description:  50 acre complex at the site of the Ringling Bros. Circus original winter quarters.  Eight original structures are preserved.  The Visitor Center 5 permanent buildings are open all year,
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How to find: 

550 Water St
Baraboo WI 53913

Parent Organization:
State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Phone 608 356-8341
Toll Free 866 693-1500
URL: Circus World Museum
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Six larger buildings year round
AUG 31-OCT 26
OCT 27-APR 2010 weekdays only
10-4 9-6 9-6 9-6 9-6 9-6 10-4
Performance Season
May 16-AUG 30 2009
9-6 9-6 9-6 9-6 9-6 9-6 9-6
Season Grounds open all years, Show Season May - Lab Day  -- see below Performances 11:30 & 3
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
As of JUN 2009





Performance Season  5-11 $7.95    $14.95  65+ $12.95  
Winter Season  5-11 $3.50,
under 5 free
   $7  65+ $6  
Special Fees: 
Additional Group Info: advance reservations required for discount
Special Tours & Pricing:
  866 693-1500
Reservation Contact:
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  This depends on the time of year.  In the summer, there are performances under a big top, parades, train loading demonstrations, circus wagons and memorabilia from the Ringling Brothers winter quarters, and an exhibit hall.  Fall season means the performances have ended, and in winter the museum buildings and exhibit hall are the only facilities open
Big Events: Suggested Stay:
Period Type of Site
Buildings: big top, winter quarters buildings, exhibit hall, museum, animal house, elephant house
Interpreters: Craftspeople: circus performers in the summer
Special Programs:
Kid Friendly:  Hey, it is a circus
On Site Amenities:
Restaurant Cookhouse Grill (performance season) circus food (hot dogs, popscorn, cotton candy, sno cones)
Shopping Shop Merchandise Hours/contact
Name Ringlingville General Store
(in Camel Barn)
circus posters, collectables, DVDs, CDs, novelty items, books, prints, candy, film, clothing 608 356-8341
866 693-1500


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