Barnum & Bailey Circus has been entertaining the masses since being founded in 1875. Originally the Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth, it was merged with Ringling Bros. Circus in 1907 to form the ultimate circus experience packed with all your favorites. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is one of the largest circus companies in the world offering all the greatest circus experiences from death defying acrobatics, clowns, animals, and so much more. When you think of the circus, you might think of popcorn, circus peanuts, cotton candy, and loads of fun. This is the show that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is, to the “T”! The circus goes from town to town entertaining families all over the country in two manners. The first, oldest, and most used method of transport is on trains; these tours are named the Blue and Red tours respectively. These trains roll 60 cars deep with 40 passenger cars and 20 freight cars. These shows are the real three-ring circus productions that everyone knows and loves. The other method of transport is by tractor trailer, labeled the Gold Tour. The Gold Tour is a single ring production sized down to cater to cities that cannot manage the larger production. The Gold Tour features its own type of fun and excitement including illusions like disappearing animals.
Some animals you will find at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus include some of the most beautiful performing horses, Asian elephants, tigers, lamas, dogs, and exotics like wild birds, zebras, and so many more! All of the animals are in good care and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus strives for the best living conditions of these amazing animals. Witness the majesty of a convoy of Asian elephants as they make their way to center ring for the show. These massive animals are not big and goofy like one may think. They are extremely graceful and highly intelligent. These amazing animals perform choreographed acts which include balancing, twirling, and dancing. They are truly amazing! The tigers, although ferocious and very dangerous if not properly taken care of, are some of the most amazing animals in the show. They perform highly skilled acts which also include balancing and choreography. These amazing felines DEMAND the attention of the crowd and never cease to amaze circus goers. They are more often than not the show favorites because of how graceful and often time submissive they are for their size and stature.
With so much to see at the circus, there is no wonder why it is considered the greatest show on Earth. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will turn your children into instant fans, and you back into children again!