Explore Circus World

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!”

Our Treasures

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

Our Treasures will astonish!


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Go West at Circus World

7 days a week! Summer 2023

Watch elephants, jugglers & acrobats as they hold a happy hoedown with horses, unicycles, dogs, llamas & clowns. We’re more excited than a possum eatin’ a sweet tater just a thinkin’ about summer.

Saddle up Buckaroos and join the jubilant jamboree of family fun under the Big Top… Yee-Haw!!!

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6 days ago
Circus World

Are you in the area for March Break? If so consider a visit with us here at Circus World. Your admission includes seven massive buildings filled with fascinating exhibits about America’s most popular form of entertainment. Step up and into the stupendous world of the circus!

Purchase your tickets in advance here: buy.acmeticketing.com/orders/514/calendar?eventId=621f981ed751820835ea2d4c&cart
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Are you in the area for March Break? If so consider a visit with us here at Circus World. Your admission includes seven massive buildings filled with fascinating exhibits about America’s most popular form of entertainment. Step up and into the stupendous world of the circus!

Purchase your tickets in advance here: https://buy.acmeticketing.com/orders/514/calendar?eventId=621f981ed751820835ea2d4c&cart

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I just love circus Elephants can't wait to be part of there celebrations this year ❤️

Disgusting treatment of the elephants in your 'care'. Just old-fashioned barbarism. Get into the 21st century and let these old elephants go to a sanctuary. It's the least you can do after abusing them for 50 years.

2 weeks ago
Circus World

We brought in our quality control expert today to make sure the exhibits were in tip top shape for the year ahead. Bob gave us a hoof up that all looked well! No two days are the same here at Circus World! ... See MoreSee Less

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I love your Quality Control 🤗

So, your saying, all-pack-a great time visiting Circus World Museum? I always have a great time learning, watching, and exploring.

Oh man keep him away from the costumes! 🙂

Looks like he's giving you the side eye!

I love this so much!!!

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