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Ca d'Zan Mansion

Address: 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
Phone Number: 941 359 5700
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Ranked #2 of 55 Attractions in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Dublin, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed seeing the house - MUST pay the extra $5 to see the rest that the main tour doesn't cover.

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NY
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41 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Okay, I know there's sticker shock, but the Ringling Art Museum is free on Mondays. So take in the art on a Monday and come back another day to tour the mansion. The tour guides are wonderful, the grounds are beautiful and the mansion is really pretty spectacular. I love the emerald green chandelier. Book a play at the WONDERFUL... More 

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TICONDEROGA
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137 reviews 137 reviews
60 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We were there between seasons, and they were dismantling their Christmas decorations. The mansion is not exceptional for people of wealth, but reasonably priced to visit.

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Quite a remarkable mansion on the waterfront home if John and Mabel Ringling of circus fame! Do both the downstairs and upstairs tours, only $5 more to do upstairs bedrooms and living quarters! Lots of European fixtures and fittings with heavy Venetian style and influence. Very ornate furniture and a glimpse of how the 1% of that day lived! Recommended....... More 

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Ontario
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Stepping back in time to see how the rich lived in the 30's The grounds and the front terrace are unbelievable

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WDC
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116 reviews 116 reviews
34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Part of the Ringling Museum grounds, this "House of John" [Ringling] is a beautiful period structure. Best of all, it's right on the water, offering fabulous views and a huge stone deck for lounging after the tour.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Unfortunately we did not have the time to tour inside but just walking all around and admiring the unbelievable mosaic work, each detail was amazing. And sitting on the patio with the beautiful marble floor and looking at the water was most serene. the construction is so unique.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The winter home of Mabel and John Ringling located on the Sarasota Bay is well worth the visit. The mansion is one of the venues associated with a full entrance fee ($25) to the Ringling Museum complex (which also includes the circus museum, art museum, and grounds). We paid an additional $5 for a guided tour of upstairs bedrooms (not... More 

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Always wanted to take the tour, and I'm so glad I did! We had the finest tour guide, "Max", who made the "high society" of the Ringling Mansion on Sarasota Bay come to life. With history and humor it was so much more than a "look at the furniture" type tour. Worth the extra $5. to continue up to the... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Such an amazingly beautiful mansion where John & Mabel Ringling called home during the winter months. I liked the guided tour and viewing the many unique pieces that fill the home. Pay the extra money to see the extra floors of the home; it's worth it.

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