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The circus goes 'Xtreme' when Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey come to Las Vegas

Stunt camel riders, tumblers, exotic animals and more are part of the show

Head on an adventure around the world when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey bring their all-new “Circus Xtreme” to Las Vegas for seven shows.

Ringmaster David Shipman guides this tour that includes an all-female Mongolian camel riding team shooting arrows through the sky and BMX riders and tumblers who team up to perform stunts while leaping through a 15-foot transparent tower. Feats of strength and flexibility are, of course,  included.

Kids (and adults) can visit the animals — elephants, tigers, llamas, zebras and more — in the circus during an open house half an hour before the show. An hour before the show, fans can meet the performers, learn how to juggle and try on costumes. Clown Alley gives ticket holders a look behind the scenes of their world. One lucky guest will win a chance to win a painting of the elephants.

Dubbed “The Greatest Show On Earth,” Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey takes over the 19,522-seat Thomas & Mack Center from Thursday, June 11, through Sunday, June 14.

Tickets start at $20 and go on sale on Saturday, April 18.

Tickets: UNLV Tickets, (702) 739-3267


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