When I was growing up, a traveling circus set up a tent at Jennings Park. At least that’s how I remember it. I’m sure there were clowns, but I can’t remember much beyond that. Perhaps I would have remembered the circus if I’d been to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus In the Loop rip . Seriously, click that link and a train will start making noise. Beware, and mute your computer if you must, but click because that site is just that much fun.
Now, the circus is probably coming to a town near you. Here are some dates and places:
Indianapolis, IN – Sept. 4-7, 2008
Kansas City, MO – Sept. 10-14, 2008
Grand Rapids, MI – Sept. 18-21, 2008
Denver, CO – Oct. 2-13, 2008
Boston Oct 8-13, 2008
Cleveland, OH – Oct. 24 – Nov. 2
Chicago, IL – Nov. 6 – 30, 2008
St. Louis, MO – Nov. 6-9, 2008
Auburn Hills, MI – Nov. 12 – 16, 2008
Highland Heights, KY – Feb 27 – Mar. 1, 2009
Revolution Summer move
Cincinnati, OH – Mar. 4 – 8, 2008
A 20% discount code for Ringling Bros. Circus (Code: MCC) is valid for the circus shows in the cities listed above.
There are other special offers and coupon codes–you just have to click here. If you have a newborn baby, you can get a free ticket for your baby–with no expiration date, so hey, save it for a graduation gift or wedding present.
The tour schedule can be found here. Have fun!
2 thoughts on “The circus that is not in my house”
Two addresses ago, we could stand on our front porch and watch the circus train pull into Grand Raipds.
They unloaded the animals on the opposite side, so we could not see the march of the animals, but, it was fun to see the train!
Some year (it starts in GR TODAY) we shall go with the grandkids. But, they are a little too young just yet.
When we took our kids, the vendors were overwhelming. Our kids wanted EVERYTHING – because the venders were up close – the three rings seemed so very far away to them, they never quite got the idea that we had come to see THAT, not buy cheap trinkets and candy.
When they were older we went to the circus museum in Wisconsin. It is at the site where the circus wintered years and years ago. We ALL loved that.
My youngest turns 10 in December and told me the other day, “I’ve never been to the circus, mom,” which is true, but took me by surprise, because my “big” kids all had many trips to the circus. She’ll work it out in therapy eventually, I am sure.