Watching Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Las Vegas

Memories and photographs…these are the things that are always left to me after my travels and holidays. My Las Vegas vacation was a very memorable one not only because I had seen a lot in Vegas but most of all I had a great time with my sister and her hubby and also spending quality time with my relatives and new friends.

I am glad to see the performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Las Vegas. I am trying to remember now which hotel they performed last time.

with the lions…amazing how these animals were trained.

taken during my two months vacation in the U.S. and stayed most of the times in Las Vegas.
wish to go back there again in the future.

The Ringlings purchased the Barnum & Bailey Circus in 1907 and ran the circuses separately until 1919. By that time, Charles Edward Ringling and John Nicholas Ringling were the only remaining brothers of the five who founded the circus. They decided that it was too difficult to run the two circuses independently, and on March 29, 1919, “Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows” debuted at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The posters declared, “The Ringling Bros. World’s Greatest Shows and the Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth are now combined into one record giant of all exhibitions.” Charles E. Ringling died in 1926, but the circus flourished through the Roaring 20s.In 1929 the American Circus Corporation signed a contract to perform in New York’s Madison Square Garden. John Nicholas Ringling purchased American Circus for $1.7 million. That absorbed five major shows: Sells-Floto Circus, Al G. Barnes Circus, Sparks Circus, Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus, and John Robinson Circus. more here


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