Founded by Bob Childress in 2006, The Lewis & Clark circus was Childress’s second show in the circus business. After successfully operating the Hendricks Bros. Circus from 1994 until 2006.
With the new show, Childress wanted to tour a smaller more intimate production. Allowing the whole show to move on pick-up trucks.
In 2013, Childress sold the Lewis & Clark Circus to circus performers, Lena, and Vandier Reis, who continue to operate it today.