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Address: 2075 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, FL 34239
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+1 941-355-9805
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09:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Sailor Circus in Sarasota, Florida is known worldwide as "The...

The Sailor Circus in Sarasota, Florida is known worldwide as "The Greatest 'Little' Show on Earth." Sailor Circus Academy is one of the top circus schools in the USA. More than a hundred students from Sailor Circus Academy perform for the public in full-length circus shows. You'll see circus acts on the high wire, hand balancing, flying trapeze, juggling, clowning and much more. Great family entertainment!

Circus classes and lessons are available year-round for children and adults who want to get into the act!

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Wonderful evening for young and old

Loved the action the costumes and the knowledge these were all super talented high school kids. It was like old times under the big top gives kids an idea of what the circus once... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2013
LizVeniceFl
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Florida
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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

Loved the action the costumes and the knowledge these were all super talented high school kids. It was like old times under the big top gives kids an idea of what the circus once was. Loved every minute.

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Osprey, Florida
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

Very athletic performers. We enjoyed the entire show! Especially Nick Wallenda and his family. He's always awesome. The show seemed to be more for adults than children, but there were a few clowns in the show. Would definitely go again.

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Thank Patsytav
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

Sarasota is a city famous for their circuses. This is the best of the best. These are high school kids and they are wonderful. I have seen this twice and would go again next year.

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

The show is very professional performed by students 6-18 years old. However, it would be more comfortable once they install air conditioning. The fans are not sufficient to move the air on a hot humid evening.

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1 Thank sunfun4850
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Acts that are really terrific and you will be on the edge of your seat ! The silk acts and the 2young men that do the incredible Greco strong men act are really impressive. It is also a great program to support as 4-12 graders train all year after school.

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Thank KayakCL
Sarasota
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is kids who are trained by professional circus athletes. The acrobatics is awesom. The is nothing I could criticize.

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Thank IAGormando
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

If you are looking for 3-4hours of excellent entertainment/education/sightseeing you should check out the sailor circus and for the extra 5 bucks you get the circus museum of which there are two buildings worth which offer more interesting things for the whole family to see and do. We loved it!

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Hilton Head Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

This was our second time seeing the Sailor Circus. The students are outstanding! Hopefully we will be back to see their show again at Christmastime.

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Thank Scott0001
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

I use to be in the circus and I went to a show a few years after I graduated high school and I was blown away if all of the new and amazing acts they put together! It never gets old going there! So worth the money and its good for people of all ages! So worth it!!!

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Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

It was great to see so many talented kids in this show. It was worth every penny and we will go many more times.

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