Baraboo in Sauk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ringling Bros. Circus
In 1884, the Ringling Bros. founded their Circus in Baraboo. For thirty-four years, until 1918, the circus used these very buildings here on Water Street as their winterquarters.
The Ringling Bros. Circus, starting pathetically small, grew into the "World's Greatest Shows". After the circus absorbed Barnum & Baily, the Ringling's became "The Greatest Show on Earth".
The original Ringling winterquarters are now the home of the Circus World museum.
Location. 43° 28.011′ N, 89° 44.133′ W. Marker is in Baraboo, Wisconsin, in Sauk County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street (Highway 113) and Elizabeth Street on Water Street. Located on the Circus World Museum grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 506 Water Street, Baraboo WI 53913, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camel House (a few steps from this marker); Ringling Brothers Circus Winter Quarters (a few steps from this marker); The Ringling Brothers of Baraboo (a few steps from this marker); No. 19 Cole Bros. Circus Seal Lion Den Thompson House Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Baraboo River (approx. 0.3 miles away); Indian Mounds and Village (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sauk County Civil War Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baraboo.
More about this marker. The Circus World Museum is open Monday through Friday year round and weekends during the summer.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.