Peru, Indiana

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Incorporated as a city in 1835, Peru is the county seat for Miami County.  Situated on the banks of the Wabash River, Peru is a community that is rich in history.


Also know as "The Circus Capital of the World", Peru has been the home to seven of the world's major circuses for their winter headquarters, and still boasts an amateur circus performance that brings fans of all ages from all around the world!


In 1894, Peru became the first Indiana city to hold a street fair, and this tradition continues to this day with the Circus City Festival.  Peru is also home to one of Indiana's largest parades, is the birthplace and burial place of Cole Porter, and has a nonprofit theatre group, the Ole Olsen.


For more information on this beautiful and historic community, click on one of the links below.


American Vets Post 77 - Peru, IN  
Circus City Cyclists  
Circus Hall of Fame  
City of Peru - Official Website  
Cole Porter Birthplace  
Job Search on  
Miami County Economic Development Authority  
Miami County Museum  
Miami County YMCA  
Nickel Plate Trail, Inc.  
Ole Olsen Memorial Theatre  
Peru Amateur Circus  
Peru Community Schools  
Peru/Miami County Chamber of Commerce  
Peru/Miami County Tourism  
Relay for Life