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There's An International Clown Hall Of Fame In Wisconsin To Trigger Your Coulrophobia

If you ever find yourself in Baraboo, WI, you may want to steer clear of the attractions if you have coulrophobia, the fear of clowns. The International Clown Hall of Fame in Baraboo, WI, exists to honor those clowns who "left indelible marks on the hearts, funny bones," and fragile psyches of the people of the world.

The history of Baraboo, WI includes all sorts of famous clowns and circus figures, making it an ideal home for clowning history and your deep-seated fears. Baraboo's circus history proudly shows through its many attractions, including Circus World, the Big Top Parade, and Al Ringling's Mansion, and they rank among the best sites to see in the state.

But if you also like creepy Wisconsin content, Baraboo's clown attractions and circus-themed events might just fall under your own big top of interests, though Baraboo would never say that. In the town's defense, Baraboo's International Clown Hall of Fame just wants to celebrate clown culture that doesn't circle around juggalos or Stephen King novels. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and the roads of Baraboo is lined with creepy clowns and the occasional elephant. Maybe stick to cheese when you're in Wisconsin.