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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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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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11 hours ago
Circus World

We are in motion, and open for smiles. Today was the inaugural launch of our 65th summer season. AND the birthday of our beloved Dave Saloutos. Shout out to Neatos for the amazing space themed birthday cake.

(Photos by Kayce Dervetski).
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Happy Birthday Dave and many more in good health!

Best Birthday wishes to you David!

What a birthday present! OPENING DAY!!

Happy Birthday, Dave!

Happy Birthday Dave!

Happy Birthday Dave!!

Happy Birthday Dave!!!🎂🎉🙂

Well, that’s fun!

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19 hours ago
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19 hours ago
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We have been cleared for launch - so today we BLAST OFF into our 65th summer season! Make your plans to come and visit us, to connect to the timeless traditions of the circus. Open daily through September 1, with a full day of exploration and entertainment for you to enjoy. See you all here at the CIRCUS!

Purchase your tickets in advance to save time upon arrival here: buy.acmeticketing.com/orders/514/calendar?cart=true&eventId=621f981ed751820835ea2d4c
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We have been cleared for launch - so today we BLAST OFF into our 65th summer season! Make your plans to come and visit us, to connect to the timeless traditions of the circus. Open daily through September 1, with a full day of exploration and entertainment for you to enjoy. See you all here at the CIRCUS!

Purchase your tickets in advance to save time upon arrival here: https://buy.acmeticketing.com/orders/514/calendar?cart=true&eventId=621f981ed751820835ea2d4c

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To me it's officially summer now. Cheers to a great season

Let the good times roll!