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Circus Hall of Fame Museum

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Address: 3076 E Circus Ln, Peru, IN 46970-7133
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My first circus museum

This place is located outside of town and is probably most interesting in July when the circus is performing. We stopped by the day before the big top tent went up. We were lucky... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2015
Kihei, Hawaii
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Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is the old circus winterquarters and has a lot of circus history. You can now see several old circus wagons and a museum.

Thank Jmpeters
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155 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Website advertised Saturday hours of 10 AM to 4 PM, we arrived at 2:15 and place is locked up. Sign on door said hours were 10 AM to 3 PM? Either way , it should have been open. Don't waste your time, plenty of other great museums in Indiana.

Thank DCbikerman
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Would've liked to check it out since we drove 2 hours to see it but the sign on the door said 3. Not wasting another trip. Very disappointed. All we saw was a small offive, a few large barn with old circus cages/vehicles in the grass. Wish they cared enough about business to advertise the correct hours.

Thank Bbowman76
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

This is a great experience to see kids of all ages learn and perform for you. No animals involved. Its indoor, bring seat cushions as you are sitting on bleacher-type seating.

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Kihei, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

This place is located outside of town and is probably most interesting in July when the circus is performing. We stopped by the day before the big top tent went up. We were lucky enough to find a worker who wanted to show us around and give us a behind the scenes tour and explain the history of the place.... More 

1 Thank M H
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

A great exhibit for any age. The location entirely run by volunteers who are very helpful. They depend on contributions, so are lacking on funds to complete all the work they have on the wish list, but the "roughness" is overlooked by the exhibits!

Thank RonMKE
Brooklyn, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We stayed the night in Peru, IN and just happened to pass the Circus Hall of Fame and decided to stop and just visit the gift shop. The lady said she would open up the Hall of Fame area for us and were we surprised! Not a huge space but a space filled history and photos and some costumes of... More 

Thank Ron A
Freeport, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

brings back childhood memories - lots of memorabilia and there are young people training you can watch as well

Thank sharronv664
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Great family attraction not to far away from great camping at Mississinewa and good eats in Kokomo. The tigers and elephants never cease to amaze even the oldest audience member. I highly recommend The Siding for eats in peru.

Thank Foodlova1
Moore, Oklahoma
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

I returned to the circus after over a decade while I was home for my sisters wedding. It was great to see all of the locals performing. It is amazing all of the work these kids put into the show. Way to go!!!

Thank Tia A

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