Yesterday The Greatest Show on Earth came to an end after 146 years. Did you ever see the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus?
As a kid I did many times
In the 50's
Yes it was wonderful. It made me fascinated with animals. I saw them in Madison Sq Garden in NYC as a kid. I'd never seen such animals!
I can remember walking with the elephants as they paraded down the widest street in town. I think the last circus parade I walked alongside was when I was about 7 or 8.
Took my kids a few times when they were young. They enjoyed it....but even 20 years ago it seemed like a faded anachronism.
I did when I was a little kid. We've passed on it for our kids because of how they handle their animals.
That circus missed a huge opportunity to appeal to the next generation of families by not adopting the new circus model that companies like cirque du soleil have.
Took my kid for 12 straight years, good memories. Time that it ended IMO. I suspect seaworld isn't far behind.
It was a little tradition in my family...my mom, me, my kids and my granddaughter all went over the years. It was always family fun. We will miss it.