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Baraboo

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State Parks · Specialty Museums · Casinos
Baraboo is a city in and the county seat of Sauk County, Wisconsin, United States. The largest city in the county, Baraboo is the principal city of the Baraboo Micropolitan Statistical Area. Its 2010 population was 12,048. It is situated on the Baraboo River.Baraboo is home to the Circus World Museum, the former headquarters and winter home of the Ringling Brothers circus. The Al. Ringling Theatre is an active landmark in the city. Baraboo is also near Devil's Lake State Park, the International Crane Foundation, and Aldo Leopold's Shack and Farm.HistoryThe area around Baraboo was first settled by Abe Wood in 1838, and was originally known as the village of Adams. In 1846 it became the county seat of Sauk County after a fierce fight with the nearby village of Reedsburg. In 1852, the village was renamed "Baraboo", after the nearby river. It was incorporated as a village in 1866 and as a city in 1882.Baraboo was the site of several sawmills early in its history because of its location near the Baraboo and Wisconsin Rivers.
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State Park
Devil's Lake State Park
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Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Circus World
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Wildlife Area
International Crane Foundation
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Casino
Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells
2.3
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Baraboo

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Architectural Building
The House on the Rock Spring Green
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cave
Cave of the Mounds Blue Mounds
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Distillery
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery Prairie du Sac
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Baraboo

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Winery / Vineyard
Baraboo Bluff Winery
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Al. Ringling Mansion
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hiking Trail
Pewit's Nest Gorge
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Zoo
Ochsner Park Zoo
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Baraboo

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Valley
Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Water Body
Glacial Lake Wisconsin
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Geologic Formation
Baraboo Bluffs
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Baraboo

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Biking Trail
Baraboo Riverwalk
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Balanced Rock Trail
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Baraboo

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Natural History Museum
Flyways Waterfowl Experience
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
International Clown Hall of Fame
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Climbing Tour
Vertical Adventure Guides
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
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Climbing Tour
Climbing Tours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Brewery
New Glarus Brewing Company New Glarus
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Factory Outlet
Outlets at The Dells
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

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