Free Shuttle

The shuttles operate for most shows from June 13 thru Sept. 12.  Shuttle for Big TAP on Sept. 13 leaves Ashland at noon
and Bayfield at 12:30.  The shuttle  is not available for matinees. Call for more information 715-373-5552.


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Free Shuttle Service from Bayfield Area

 FREE round-trip shuttle service from Bayfield to the Tent courtesy of the Seagull Bay Motel. No reservations are needed.

The shuttle operates for all evening shows. Catch the white BART bus with the blue and green stripes at all of these convenient Bayfield locations.

Pick up Points
Dalrymple Campground 6:20 pm
Big Top Ticket Booth (Greunke’s) 6:30 pm
Woodside Cottage
Apostle Island Area Campground 6:38 pm

Free Shuttle Service from Legendary Waters Resort & Casino

Legendary Waters provides free, round-trip shuttle service for registered guests. Please call Legendary Waters Resort & Casino at 715-779-3712 to make your shuttle reservation

FREE Shuttle Service from Ashland & Washburn

The Ashland/Washburn route is a RESERVED SEATING ONLY service.
Reserve your seating as far in advance as possible! Seating may be limited during well attended shows. 

  • Reserve your seating calling the Big Top’s box office at 715-373-5552.
  • Seats for that evenings show must be reserved by 4pm.
  • We can not guarantee transport for unreserved riders!

When calling you must provide:
1) Your name
2) Number of riders
3) Pickup location
4) Call back number

This free service is sponsored by the businesses also serving as pickup points. To preserve valuable parking, unless you are an active customer with the sponsoring business that evening,
Ashland residents: please park at the Civic Center
Washburn residents: please park at the Big Top Chautauqua office.

Ashland Pick-up/drop off points
Ashland AmericInn 3009 Lakeshore Dr E, Ashland, 715-682-9950
Civic Center Parking Lot 300 block of West 3rd Street, Ashland
Ashland Senior Center Chapple Avenue, Ashland
South Shore Brewery 808 W Main St, Ashland, 715/682-9199 – Pick up in the Star Liquor parking lot
Ashland Super 8 1610 W. Lakeshore Dr, Ashland, 715/682-9377
Ashland Lake Superior Lodge & Explorer’s Point Rest. Hwy 2 West of Ashland, 715/682-5235

Washburn Pick-up/drop off points
Washburn Thompson W. End Campground Flowing Well Turnaround, Washburn

Big Top Chautauqua Office, 101 W. Bayfield St, Washburn
Washburn Memorial Campground Washburn

This reserved-only shuttle service is made possible by the businesses serving as pick-up points and by the the City of Ashland, the City of Washburn and by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce.

Special thanks also to Lakeshore Busses for vehicle support. Suggestions and donations are welcome and encouraged to offset the costs of extra vehicles and drivers.