Circus Hall of Fame
Wallace Circus Winter Headquarters
Buildings and a rail car at the Hall of Fame
|Nearest city||Peru, Indiana|
|Architectural style||No Style Listed|
|NRHP Reference #||87000837|
|Added to NRHP||February 27, 1987|
|Designated NHL||February 27, 1987|
Wallace Circus and American Circus Corporation Winter Quarters, also known as Peru Circus Farm or Valley Farms, is located in Peru, Indiana. It was associated with the Wallace Circus. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.
The site is now the home of the International Circus Hall of Fame, which honors important figures in circus history. The museum exhibits posters, wagons and models, including a miniature replica of the 1934 Hagenbeck Wallace Circus. The museum is open from May through October. The International Circus Hall of Fame also hosts the seasonal Big Top Circus, a professional circus with performers from around the world.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
- "Wallace Circus Winter Headquarters". National Historic Landmarks Program. National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
- Charleton, James H. (April 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Wallace Circus Winter Quarters". National Park Service. and Accompanying four photos, exterior and interior, from 1984
- "International Circus Hall of Fame". IndyStar.com. July 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. "Once the winter home of the three largest railroad circuses in the U.S., the International Circus Hall of Fame & Museum keeps the tradition of the Big Top alive April through October with live animal and trapeze acts, colorful posters, wagons, models and exhibits. The facility is one of Indiana's National Historic Landmarks."[dead link]
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