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Circus World

550 Water St, Baraboo, WI 53913-2578
+1 608-356-8341
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What a hoot

Two near senior citizens, no kids in tow, had a great time, despite marginal weather. The kiddy... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Crazy as it sounds, this was fun!

This museum is fun for the whole family. We couldn't visualize what it might be like, it was a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carol M
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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550 Water St, Baraboo, WI 53913-2578
+1 608-356-8341

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Reviewed yesterday

Two near senior citizens, no kids in tow, had a great time, despite marginal weather. The kiddy show was definitely geared to them, but was still fun. The actual circus, held under the big top, was a great time. The show lasted over an hour...More

Thank J-9inIA
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is fun for the whole family. We couldn't visualize what it might be like, it was a total surprise. They have SPAM from all over the world that you can purchase there, amazing flavors! There are puzzles and games and lots of interesting...More

Thank Carol M
Scott O, General Manager at Circus World, responded to this review

Carol, thank you for this terrific review of the SPAM museum. We hope that you can visit Circus World on your travels and have an equally enjoyable visit!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to the opening day of the summer performance season at the Circus World Museum, which runs through August 27. The big attraction is the show under the big top, which lasts about an hour and 15 minutes. It has clowns, ponies, horses, trained dogs,...More

1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent several hours here even though it was off season and a number of exhibits were not open. It is a fantastic stroll down memory lane. The old circus posters and movies were wonderful at bringing back memories of days gone by. A reminder of...More

Thank prisonrn
Reviewed 23 March 2017

An amazing walk through the life and times - past and present - of the great American experience that is the Circus ! Wonderful museum and displays - great performances - and a real "live" - up close experience with the world of the Big...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Come one! Come all! The greatest show on Earth for those who remember the traveling circus performances or those who never had the opportunity. Spectacular performers very up close and personal from animal acts to magic; from the high trapeze to clowning around; from historic...More

1  Thank Proartist
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The wife and I had not been at CWM in over 10 years. What an experience. The museum is fantastic - allow at least 1 hours. We spent almost 2 hours touring and took lots of photos of the scaled display of circus events. Every...More

1  Thank Delmar M
Reviewed 29 October 2016

My husband and I visited here on a Wednesday in October. It was nice because it wasn't very crowded (kids were in school- so no families there) and so we were able to take our time at the exhibits. The circus wagons were beautiful and...More

1  Thank Kristine J
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Our usual trip got rained out due to many roads being closed that we usually would go on. So we decided to be tourists and check out Circus World. Even though it was off season they still had a number of buildings open and it...More

Thank Jamie H
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

It was October and all the entertainment was closed for the year, but it was still very interesting. Managed to spend 3 hours going through all the buildings that were open. So thankful they have saved, preserved and restored so much memorabilia. The wagons were...More

Thank Judy L
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Amanda M
How long would an average visit be?
9 February 2017|
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Response from Gail L | Reviewed this property |
I would plan on at least 2 hourss
Amanda M
If you come to visit the museum, how do you know when the circus acts will also be performing? Is the circus at the same location as the museum?
4 January 2017|
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Response from Sherry D | Reviewed this property |
They provide you with a schedule of events so you can plan your day. The museum is in the same park.
Randy S
How long dose the Ringling brothers film in the main building last?
10 July 2016|
Response from paulmwalsh2015 | Reviewed this property |
Runs all day.... on a loop.... it is just backdrop... like wall paper while the clowns are doing the demonstrations on the stage there.