Wisconsin Towns and Places


Baraboo in Sauk County is often called “Circus City” because Ringling Brothers saw the city as its home from about 1884 - 1918. The Circus World Museum features many historical remnants of the Ringing Circus and also holds live shows.  Baraboo is one of the cities in the country where many varied commercial entities surround the courthouse in the center. One of those is the Ringling Theater. It opened its doors in 1915, has been restored, and now hosts plays, cinemas, and orchestras. There is a lot to do in the city and in the rural areas around it.