Circus World Museum

Baraboo, WI

Where are we going?

Circus World Museum
598 Water St
WI 53913


What is there to do?

Roll up...roll up...there's a circus in town! Not only is there a REAL active circus - but a museum that you can explore all things circus related too!

Circus World Baraboo is perhaps the LARGEST collection of circus artifacts in the entire world! There are fun, interesting and historic artifacts that let you explore all sides of the circus. There are many stories to be told!

If you have ever been to a circus, you will know what fun and excitement there is to enjoy there. But what about all those years ago when the circus began? How different do you think it might be to the one's you experience today?

Circus World Baraboo has over 210 original vehicles and wagons that were once owned and used by circuses from Ireland, England and of course America.

There are some pretty cool posters and ads that you can look at, that used to promote the circuses coming to town. Have a good look at the artwork used on them! You might need some time if you plan on looking at them all - there are over 9,500 after all! 

Make sure you check out the 9 Foot high poster - pretty crazy!

As well as these fun artifacts, the Circus World Baraboo also has thousands of manuscripts, journals and business records that are on display, as well as rare photographs and negatives that will really give the whole family insight into the history of the circus. 

Once you have checked out the museum, check out the actual Big Top Show too! Elephants and camels will entertain, and aerialists will amaze! There are magic shows to be marvelled by, and even a fun Kids World Interactive Circus where those little entertainers can actually play a part in the production!

Circus fun, entertainment and history at Circus World Baraboo - are you ready to be the ringmaster?! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $9.95 - $19.95 (Over 12)

Children: $4.95 - $9.95 (5 to 11)

Discount: Seniors

Free Under: 5 years


Need a little extra help?

There is handicap parking on Water Street, and all but one historic building is wheel chair accessible.


When can we go?

9am - 4pm/5pm during summer. Weekends 10am - 4pm fall/spring.

March to October


Any top tips?

Make sure you check out the fun events of the day before you begin so you can plan around what you want to see and experience!

I’m Hungry!

The Cookhouse Grill is a fun place to eat during your visit - you can't have fun on an empty stomach!

Healthy Eating

There are plenty of restaurants in the area that offer you healthy options! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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