Nestled in ancient, beautiful bluffs, the Baraboo area is exciting to explore! Surrounded by the natural beauty of Devil’s Lake and Mirror Lake State Parks, Baraboo is also home to the International Crane Foundation, a world center for the study and preservation of the world’s most revered and graceful birds.
Baraboo is also home to Circus World Museum, located at the original winter quarters (1884-1918) of the Ringling Brothers Circus. Circus World Museum is owned by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and offers live circus performances throughout the summer and museum exhibits year ‘round.
History is alive in the Baraboo area, from the train rides at Mid-Continent Railway Museum, to the wide variety of art galleries, gift shops and specialty stores located in the historic buildings of the downtown district surrounding the county’s courthouse square.
From the many attractions to our historical sites, the Baraboo area offers small-town hospitality to match our variety of year-round attractions and recreational activities. This is our area’s uniqueness — we’ve combined wonderful places to stay, eat, and shop with the beautiful scenery and natural wonders of the area and some memory-generating activities that guarantee a visit you won’t forget.