International Circus Hall of Fame – Peru, Indiana - Atlas Obscura

International Circus Hall of Fame

Peru, Indiana

Artifacts from the golden days of the circus reside in a small Indiana town. 

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Set on the former grounds of the Wallace Circus and American Circus Corporation Winter Quarters, the Circus Hall of Fame is a memory of a forgotten time. Formerly used by the Ringling Brothers in 1929, equipment such as circus wagons, outfits, and banners were kept onsite.

Inside the five original buildings, visitors can find photographs, models, posters, and restored circus wagons on display.

Know Before You Go

Admission is purchased in the main office. The best time to visit the museum is during the Peru Circus City Festival where the restored wagons drive through town in a parade. The museum is open seasonally. 

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