Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus!

Tickets were provided to see the circus.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

The Ringling Bros and Barum & Bailey Circus came to Jacksonville, FL last month and ewre so excited to be ale to go! We’ve been a few times in years past, but this was one that my daughter will remember for a long time!

The Greatest Show on Earth

When I went a little girl there were always three rings and we always sat high up in the seats and you could barely see anything. Now Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey has only one ring and it’s more of a small town feel.

The pre-show

Each circus time allows for an hour per-show where you can get up and personal with the cast. Here Savannah was watching the elephant paint pictures. And she got her picture taken with one of the cast members!

Painting elephant

The circus was so much fun and we were all excited to see the show. I was able to take my brother along, who hasn’t been to a circus in more than 25 years. He was like a little kid.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

It’s amazing what the performers can do!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

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The motorcycles in the metal ball were amazing! I can’t believe they all fit and that no one got hurt! And the lions and tigers, Oh my! There was a moment I thought the one tiger was going to eat the trainer…


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presented Legends’ and it was pretty cool if I do say so my self…

 Unicorn and  Pegasus

We saw a Unicorn, a Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth! Wow!

Woolly Mammoth

At the end my brother said, “This really is the greatest show on Earth!.”


                                                      Have you been to the circus lately?


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  1. I have great memories going to Ringling Bros when I was a little girl! Looks like you all had a great time.

  2. I didn’t realize they had a special pre-show you could attend. It does look like a super fun evening!

  3. This is our must attend event every Thanksgiving! Love Ringling Bros.

  4. I want to take my kids some day! I went as a little girl with my Aunt and Uncle, it was a blast!

  5. Wow that looks like a lot of fun!!! I have always wanted to go to one of their shows!!

  6. We love the circus, what a fun time!!

  7. We love the circus, sadly we missed it in our town this year, but I love how they are always changing up the show so you see something new.

  8. We saw the circus a few years ago, we didn’t have the best seats but it was fun.

  9. I’ve never been to the circus but it definitely looks spectacular!

  10. Great pictures! I love going to the circus. 🙂

  11. I always loved the circus growing up and have such fun memories of Barnum & Bailey!

  12. I’ve never been to the circus but I would love to take my boys one day!

  13. Neat how they are pulling off mythical & extinct beasts!

  14. I haven’t been to the circus since I was a child.

  15. I haven’t been to the circus since my son’s first birthday (he’s now 12).

  16. Aww, your brother really liked it! Looks like an amazing show.

  17. I love the circus. It’s been a while since I’ve been to one. You took some really great pics.

  18. We took our son to a pre-show a few years ago and he loved it!

  19. I used to go to Ringling Brothers all the time when I was a kid.

  20. Holy cow at the wooly mammoth! They are instinct, so it’s also a little sad (don’t think unicorns ever existed, but maybe, just maybe… *wink*)

  21. We’ve never been to a circus as a family and I never as a child either … definitely need to talk to the hubby about breaking that cycle. 🙂 Thanks for the post and what some amazing pictures!

  22. loved the circus when we made it a few yrs ago