Plan

Plan Your Visit


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Explore Wisconsin’s rich circus heritage at the original winter quarters home of the Ringling Bros. Circus in Baraboo. Experience the world’s largest collection of authentic wood-carved parade wagons and some of the original railroad equipment that transported wonders and innovations gathered from five continents and seven seas.

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SPRING & FALL SEASON

HOURS

MARCH 21 – MAY 19

Weekdays
10 AM – 4 PM

AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 30

Weekdays
10 AM – 4 PM

ADMISSION

Adult: $9.99
Senior Citizens (65+): $7.99
Children (5-12): $4.99
Children Under 5: FREE

SUMMER SEASON

HOURS

MAY 20 – AUGUST 28

Monday – Sunday
9 AM – 4 PM

ADMISSION

Adult: $19.99
Senior Citizens (65+): $17.99
Children (5-12): $13.99
Children Under 5: FREE

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

From Milwaukee

Take I-94 west to Madison. Continue on I-94 toward Wisconsin Dells. Take WI-33 (Exit 106) west towards Baraboo. Turn left onto Washington Ave. and then right onto Water St. (WI-113).

From Madison

Take I-90/94 west toward Wisconsin Dells. Take WI-33 (Exit 106) west toward Baraboo. Turn left onto Washington Ave. and then right onto Water St. (WI-113).

From Chicago

Take I-90 west toward Rockford. Crossing into Wisconsin, continue north on I-90 toward Wisconsin Dells. Take WI-33 (Exit 106) west toward Baraboo. Turn left onto Washington Ave. and then right onto Water St. (WI-113).

From Minneapolis

Take I-94 east toward Chicago. Crossing into Wisconsin, continue east on I-94 toward Wisconsin Dells. Take US-12 (Exit 92) east toward Baraboo. Turn left onto Ringling Blvd. (WI-33). Turn right onto Ash St. then left onto Water St. (WI-113).


SHOPPING

Stop by the Big Top Gift Shop where you’ll find something special for everyone. Located in the main lobby of the Irvin Feld Exhibition Hall and Visitors Center, the shop features circus posters, a full range of circus collectibles and figurines, DVDs, CDs and tapes, fun novelty items, limited-edition books on circus history, rare photographic prints, candy, film and clothing for children of all ages!

Enjoy 10 percent off store items as a Wisconsin Historical Society member.

Many of the items we sell in store are available online. Explore the gifts and books that are for sale!


ACCESSIBILITY & SAFETY

Circus World is located along the banks of the Baraboo River. All pathways are paved or level. Many buildings, including the Circus World Visitor Center, are wheelchair accessible. Many of the historic buildings have wheelchair ramps, but access can be somewhat limited inside some of them. Reasonable accommodations can be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. For more information regarding access to site buildings, grounds and programs please contact Circus World at 608-356-8341.
While no pets are allowed on the museum grounds, service animals are permitted for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.