PHOENIX -- Your eyes weren't mistaken; there were definitely circus animals briefly parading in downtown Phoenix Monday afternoon.
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus made its arrival known by unloading its elephants and horses from the train on First and Jackson streets, behind Alice Cooperstown.
Dozens of bystanders saw the animals make the one-block trek to the US Airways Center.
The famous circus has been doing this tradition since it first began about 143 years ago, and the folks try to do it in every city they tour.
The circus will be in town from June 26 to July 1. Tickets range from $20 to $95. This year, the circus is boasting such performances as high-wire acrobats, stunts on The Steel Vortex, and the youngest female Human Cannonball.