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Ca d'Zan Mansion

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Address: 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
Phone Number: 941 359 5700
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fabulous place to take your out of town guests. History in the making here in Sarasota. Beautiful location and the residence is amazing

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

fabulous place to take your out of town guests. History in the making here in Sarasota. Beautiful location and the residence is amazing

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Tampa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My spouse and I visited Ca' d'Zan (House of John) during the 1st week of school on a Friday. Speaking with some of the attendants - this week is one of the slowest weeks during the year. I point that out because than means the 45min to 1 hour tours are small. We took two tours: the Ca' d'Zan Docent... More 

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Richboro, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The museum, mansion and the art collection is well worth the visit. We took an afternoon break from the beach and enjoyed the visit. It takes only about 3 hrs, mainly for the art collection stroll. The mansion is beautiful and situated right on the water. I would highly recommend to visit these places.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the tour of the mansion, but the view of the bay was fantastic. The terrace adjacent to the house offers a wonderful vantage point. Have visited the mansion twice but still haven't been able to get a tour of the upstairs. Staff a little officious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is the home built by John Ringling for his bride Mable. This home was built with nothing but the best and Mable had the final say on all elements. She was truly gifted and left her guest wanting, or needing anything. This is a truly beautiful gift of a by gone era that is still here for us to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The Ringling Mansion is an architectural historical gem. If you are in this area there is no good excuse not to go. Our visit was short so we even forewent the Ringling Museum in order to have the day at Ca d'Zan. I recommend upping the $ for the secret spaces tour. The game room is to live and die... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What an amazing place. Beautiful, mysterious, gorgeous grounds and the Ringings themselves buried in the backyard. Gorgeous for the architecture, the gardens, the views, or just to sit on the deck and look out at the world.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you don't get a Docent, get the earphone. It's much like a Museum or a Cathedral . You will enjoy it best if you do not bring along small children. Babies in a stroller, sure. I'd skip the 2 to 12 set, though. They will get bored or touch stuff that should not be touched. If you enjoy beauty,... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Loved walking around the Ca d'Zan taking in the architectural details and the views of the Bay. Took many pictures and hope to go back to tour the Mansion very soon!

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San Pedro, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Take the tour which is an extra $5, you will see so much more. If possible go early in the day and see the Rose garden before it gets too hot. The home is furnished with the furniture that the Ringlings used when they lived in the home which makes the home much more enjoyable.

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