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Gibsonton, Florida | A Circus Freak Retirement Community

Gibsonton, Florida | A Circus Freak Retirement Community

20 miles from Tampa, there exists a town entirely inhabited by circus folk, exotic animals, and retired carnival rides. That town is Gibsonton, Florida, originally a small hub for Floridian lumber workers and fishermen. Since then, the town has become a haven for bearded ladies, fire eaters, tiger tamers, conjoined twins, anyone in the sideshow …