Winter Quarters


Winter Quarters

 
Location: Calliandra Drive at Beneva Rd.
Just east of this marker was the Winter Quarters of the Ringling Bros. And Barnum and Bailey Circus, a favorite winter attraction for tourists. Occupying what was previously the County Fairground, the show spread over many areas with its "Big Top", menageries, practice rings, workshops and railroad yards. The show was a spectacle of lights, sawdust rings and a music all its own. Here clowns, acrobats and animal acts trained for the long summer months on the "road." Performers from all over the world entertained children of all ages.