The Greatest Show on Earth

Run Away to (Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus)

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 61 Hamilton Ave. at Rt. 129, Trenton, NJ
Annual visit, usually in May. Check Arena Website for details
(609) 656-3200   Website   

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Elephants in TrentonThe Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus has been coming to Trenton for decades. It’s the biggest circus in the world, long promoted as “The Greatest Show on Earth”.

No longer politically correct, the circus has announced it’s phasing out the elephants by 2018. So this year may be one of the last to see an “old fashioned” circus with elephants (if you’re so inclined). The elephants actually march through the streets of Trenton during the wee hours of the morning when they arrive (and leave), a sight I’ve never witnessed (but will try to do this year).
Ringling Acrobats
Color photos by Sarah Worthy from Flickr, used under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license

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