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Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Round Barn
513 East 17th Street

 Round Barn

The Round Barn, finished in 1916, was built for the Central Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association.  The Round Barn was built at a cost of $5000.00.  It is circular --150 feet in diameter -- and has interior seating accommodations for 500-1000 people.  The first public sale was held on May 10 -11, 1916, selling 125 Holsteins (37 bulls).  The Round Barn has been recognized by “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” as the World’s largest round barn.

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