@ Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wis.

We’re @: Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wis.

What’s here: The largest collection of circus artifacts in the world. It includes more than 210 original wagons and vehicles once used by American, English and Irish circuses and a collection of circus ads and posters.

Claim to fame: It’s the original home of the Ringling Bros. Circus.

Memorable moment: Trying on hats in a vast warehouse filled with circus costumes (see photo, above).

Overheard: Kid: “I’m afraid of clowns.” Clown: “That’s OK. I’m afraid of kids.”

Surprise: A circus in Wisconsin? Who knew!

Who should go: If you love the circus, you can’t miss this place.

Info: On Twitter @WISitesMuseums and on Facebook.

Christopher Elliott

Christopher Elliott, a.k.a., Dad, is a writer who spends way too much time in front of a computer.