Save Circus History: Adopt a Wagon at Circus World

By on February 9, 2015

Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI launches Adopt a circus wagon program to fund restoration of its historic circus wagons.
New program at Circus World in Baraboo, WI aims to raise funding for circus wagon restoration

Circus World, the original winter headquarters of the Ringling Bros. Circus in Baraboo, Wisconsin, is home to the largest collection of vintage circus wagons in the world. The wagon shop works tirelessly to preserve its collection, keeping the fantastic history alive through the lavish and ornate wooden wonders.

Related: Visit Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI

The Great Circus Parade in Milwaukee used to fund the costly restoration and annual maintenance of the wagons. The last parade was in 2008, however, slowing the process to a crawl with nothing but a superintendent and some volunteers to handle the extensive work.

That’s why Circus World has launched a new Adopt a Wagon program. Pick a wagon, help fund its upkeep, and get great perks like circus world passes, wagon photos, fact sheets, and behind-the-scenes tours.

Adopt a wagon from Circus World in Baraboo, WI to help preserve circus history
Old Woman in a Shoe circus wagon, 1882

Adopt a wagon from Circus World right here.

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Circus World Vintage Circus Wagons

Vintage circus wagons at Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI

Vintage circus wagons at Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI

Vintage circus wagons at Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI

Vintage circus wagons at Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI

Vintage circus wagons at Circus World Museum in Baraboo, WI

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