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Devil's Lake State Park

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Ski Drive

Ski Hi Store

Apple trees

Apples

We stopped at this awesome memorial for a geocache

Farm near the cache

Circus World Museum, we wish we had time to explore

Circus World

Canada Geese

Last one!


Today we got our first Wisconsin geocache and visited Devil's Lake State Park. The cache was located at a very cool memorial. Baraboo is the home of the Circus World Museum. It was from Baraboo in 1884 that the Ringling Brothers Circus began their first tour as a circus. Over six seasons, the circus expanded from a wagon show to a railroad show with 225 employees, touring cities across the United States each summer.

Baraboo remained the circus's headquarters and wintering grounds until 1918, when the Ringling Brothers Circus combined with the Barnum and Bailey Circus, which the Ringling Brothers had bought out in 1908. The combined entity, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, was very successful, and is the largest surviving circus company in the United States.

We wish we had time to visit the museum but we only had one day planned for the area. We will definitely put it on our "to do" list for our next visit. We plan to visit and tour Wisconsin Dells in the morning. We wish we had left for our trip to the west sooner, so we would not be so rushed. More tomorrow from Wisconsin.

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