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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!”

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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

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1 day ago
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We join our hometown in celebrating the life of Allen Paschen who passed on July 16th at the age of 97 years young. Alan was a beloved volunteer here at Circus World for over 3 decades alongside his cherished wife Mona. Alan was full of life, full of gratitude and always full of ideas on how to do and be better. He took great pride in our wagon collection and in giving a legendary wagon tour. He was also the best bill poster we ever had, making sure every business in town and surrounding towns placed our Circus World poster up in their establishment. Allen was a proud navy veteran and would participate in circus parades with the color guard as well as our military service day ceremonies. Like most men of his generation, it was rare not to find him at the side of his much loved Mona. Married for 73 years, they travelled the world and explored many golf courses together. Alan, thanks for being a Baraboo Gem and for giving so freely of your passion, time and talents. Our love is with Mona, and the entire Paschen family during this time of loss. Allen we celebrate you and we will see you down the road. ... See MoreSee Less

We join our hometown in celebrating the life of Allen Paschen who passed on July 16th at the age of 97 years young. Alan was a beloved volunteer here at Circus World for over 3 decades alongside his cherished wife Mona. Alan was full of life, full of gratitude and always full of ideas on how to do and be better. He took great pride in our wagon collection and in giving a legendary wagon tour. He was also the best bill poster we ever had, making sure every business in town and surrounding towns placed our Circus World poster up in their establishment. Allen was a proud navy veteran and would participate in circus parades with the color guard as well as our military service day ceremonies. Like most men of his generation, it was rare not to find him at the side of his much loved Mona. Married for 73 years, they travelled the world and explored many golf courses together. Alan, thanks for being a Baraboo Gem and for giving so freely of your passion, time and talents. Our love is with Mona, and the entire Paschen family during this time of loss. Allen we celebrate you and we will see you down the road.Image attachment

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Condolences to the family.

What a great tribute to Stu & my personal role model(s). Al would tell us many great stories about the ringlings, when they still lived in the house on 8th Street. He will be missed.

Allen and Mona were some of the first folks we met when we started at CWM. So many years later, they both continued to be great friends and huge advocates for the circus! RiP Allen and my thoughts are with Mona.

Lovely tribute to a great man. My sympathy to his family.

Sincere condolences to Lindy, Nancy, Mark and extended families.

Sincere condolences to the family and to the Circus World family

I did not know Alan very long but have fond memories. My condolences to Mona and their family.

My deepest sympathy. Allen and my dad spent many Wednesday afternoons together at the VFW.

Condolences to the family

So sorry to hear of Allen’s passing. He was such a wonderful guy.

Condolences to the family

Alan & Mona…wonderful people and ambassadors for this community. Always a smile and an idea to make things better. Their presence added so much to Circus World and everyone who knew them.

So sorry for your loss.

Sorry for your loss

Sincere Condolence’s..

A dear friend and mentor.

Our deepest sympathies to the paschen family a wonderful man

🙏🙏🙏

So sorry for your loss Sending prayers and condolences 🙏

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1 day ago
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Gravity defying out of this world entertainment under the Big Top all summer long. Plan to visit and witness Commander Alex Petrov seemingly walk on the ceiling over 35 feet in the air. (photo by Kayce Dervetski).

Two big Top shows daily now through September 1st at 11:00am and 2:30pm daily.
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Gravity defying out of this world entertainment under the Big Top all summer long. Plan to visit and witness Commander Alex Petrov seemingly walk on the ceiling over 35 feet in the air. (photo by Kayce Dervetski). 

Two big Top shows daily now through September 1st at 11:00am and 2:30pm daily.

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I’ll go back just to see this! Out of this world! Crazy!!!

Fun act. Great opener.

Still no idea how that was done. The way he walked when upside down I'd presume he's on some pole or shaft, but none I could see attached to the ceiling.

This is an awesome act!

Outstanding, must see!

Saw him last week, enjoyed the show.

The opening is wonderful - don’t miss it!!!

Great shot

FUN show!

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2 days ago
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Beauty and grace aloft high in celestial orbit, Claudia and Ian. Make your plans to Blast off with us under the Big Top now through September 1. (Photo by Kayce Dervetski). ... See MoreSee Less

Beauty and grace aloft high in celestial orbit, Claudia and Ian. Make your plans to Blast off with us under the Big Top now through September 1. (Photo by Kayce Dervetski).

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Mind blowing! Stellar!! Must see!!!

They are so beautiful together! Took my breath away!

We saw Ian perform solo at the opening show, which was phenomenal. When we went yesterday, both he and Claudia performed. It was stunning!

They are great addition to the performances this year

They are so amazing!

They are amazing!

I haven't been there since early June. When did she come?

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