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Big Top Circus & Circus
Hall of Fame Museum
3076 East Circus Lane
Peru, IN 46970

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This activity is made possible, in part, by Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. 

The Museum is open from June 1 through August 31.

CIRCUS SPECIAL - "CLOWN ALLEY" - prints are available in our gift shop for only $10.  It would look great mounted and framed on a boardroom wall or in a child's bedroom.

Summer Performance Season
July 16-24

Museum open June 1-Aug 31

Our daily schedule:

    Grounds Open 10:30 - 4:00 pm
    Pat Kelly will be in the gift shop 11:30-2:30
    Calliope Concert 1:00 - 1:45 pm
    Museum Open 10:30 - 4:00

Call 1-800-771-0241 or 1-765-472-7553

Peru Circus City Festival is July 16-24 and the BIG Circus Parade is Saturday, July 23 at 10 am. 

For the Young and Young at Heart!

Bring out the kid in you and share the Circus Magic as it spins laughter and thrills under the Big Top. Hold your breath as you watch the incredible feats of the aerial artists, jugglers, clowns and wild animal trainers. Give the kids an elephant ride, an experience that will last a lifetime.

Circus Hall of Fame - Home to "Circus Greats" Circus Museum - Colorful wagons, posters, and costumes, a 1934 Hagenbeck-Wallace Miniature Circus showing an old fashion street parade.

May all your days be circus days!

circus hallof fameDon't miss out on all the Fun and Excitement! Make your reservations today! For more information, call the Circus Hall of Fame at (765) 472-7553, 1-800-771-0241 or EMAIL.

The Big Top Circus and Circus Hall of Fame Museum is located at 3076 East Circus Lane, Peru, IN 46970 which is 3 miles southeast off St. Rt.124

The Circus City Festival Parade commences at 10 am and is approximately 2 hours in length. Join the Circus City Festival and the Circus Hall of Fame for this colorful and exciting parade honoring the magical world of CIRCUS. Applaud the young performers of the internationally acclaimed Peru Youth Circus sponsored by the Circus City Festival.

Delight in the horse-drawn circus wagons provided by the Circus Hall of Fame complete with Steam Calliope. These wagons carry World Class stars who perform for the Circus Hall of Fame Big Top Circus. The wagons also carry exotic wild animals, followed by our elephants, proudly bringing up the rear. CHF also provides two Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey 1920s chain-driven Mack Trucks.


This is one parade you don't want to miss!! For more information on the Circus City Festival held the third week of July, call Circus City Festival at (765) 472-3918. Be sure to ask for youth circus ticket information.

Circus Fans Banquet at 6:30 pm (EDT) followed by the Induction Ceremony. This year's inductees are Maria Campos Papadopoulos -aka Miss Mara and Gertrude "Struppi" Hanneford.  For reservations call (800) 771-0241 or (765) 472-7553.

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For more information, call toll free 800-771-0241 or EMAIL

  • From Indianapolis ... 69 miles
  • From South Bend ... 70 miles
  • From Ft. Wayne ..... 60 miles
  • From Lafayette ...... 50 miles

Old St. Rt. 124, 3 miles east of Peru, Indiana

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