Baraboo is a town in south-central Wisconsin at the eastern terminus of Southwest Wisconsin‘s Driftless Region. A town of about 12,000 people, Baraboo’s most popular attractions are Devil’s Lake State Park and Circus World Museum. Baraboo is the county seat of Sauk County.
The nearest airport is in Madison. From there, reach Baraboo via Hwy. 113 and the Merrimac Ferry; Hwy. 113, 19, and 12; or I-94.
Visitors will need a bicycle or car to get around Baraboo and the surrounding area. The intersection of Highway 33 and Highway 123 is near the center of town. Most lodgings are off Highway 33 east of town or Highway 12, west of town.
Affluent visitors can choose to fly into small airports in either Baraboo or Wisconsin Dells.
- 1 Al Ringling Theater, 136 4th Ave (Northwest corner of the town square), ☎+1 608 356-0976, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 1 Aldo Leopold’s Shack.
- 1 Circus World Museum, 550 Water St, ☎+1 608 356-8341. Step into the magical world of the big top at Circus World in Baraboo. Discover the National Landmark Site and original buildings of the Ringling Bros. Circus. See skilled acrobats, horses, jugglers, dogs, clowns, aerialists and elephants in 10 shows daily, May 18 to September 2.
- 1 International Crane Museum, E11376 Shady Lane Rd. 9AM-5PM, April 15th through October 31.
- 1 Ochsner Park & Zoo, 903 Park St. Winter: 8AM-5PM; Summer: 7:30AM-7:30PM. Animals at the zoo include Prairie Dogs, Capuchin Monkeys, Llamas, Black Bear, White-Tail Deer, and various species of birds and other animals. Free.
- 1 International Clown Hall of Fame and Research Center, 102 4th Ave, ☎+1 608 852-6767.
(updated Feb 2019)