What a great name and what a great town! The town was named after the Baribeau brothers who once operated a mill in this area. The folklore says one day the brothers got into an argument. After this fierce debate, one brother packed up and headed toward Canada. The other brother stayed and changed his name to Baraboo!
The town was home to the Ringling Brothers in the late 19th century. The Ringling Circus stayed here for the winter until 1918. Today, you will find a treasure when you visit this wonder town. The town hosts the Circus World Museum and entertains you with live circus performances along with the great history of the Ringling Brothers. A real treat!!