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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 135 things to do 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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Milford, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It was very interesting to see the circus museum and the restored Ringling mansion. There is a lot to see and do so allow several hours.

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Lynnfield
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33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Like a Newport Mansion. Unbelievable that people lived in such luxury. Worth taking the guided tour if you can arrange for this. Interesting stories about the family. Yoga lessons happen in the weekday mornings on the patio behind the house overlooking Sarasota Bay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely setting on the beach. This home is amazing. Wish I could have spent more than 2 hours there but that is all the time I had in between events. It was worth it! paid $6 for the main tour of the house and and Extra $15 for the upper floors and secret vault and roof top. WOW!

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Augusta, GA
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608 reviews 608 reviews
277 attraction reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Not as detailed as Hearst Castle but still very impressive. The mansion can be toured on your own or as part of a tour with a guide. Either way is worth it. About 30 people are let in every 5 minutes. The best part of the mansion for me is the ceiling in the ballroom with all of the painted... More 

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Loved taking the added tour to see the upper level and get insight into the Ringling family - definitely worth the time

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Sarasota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This mansion is not only gorgeous, but the views it has make it so much more. There is so much history here in Sarasota and mostly because of the man who owned this mansion.

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The Villages, Florida
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57 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Not to the scale of Hearst Castle but it is still worth a visit if you are in Sarasota. The docent explains you in detail how John and Mable Ringling built and spent their years during the winter months there. It is amazing to hear that Longboat Key across from his summer home was once owned by John Ringling.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The home of John Ringling situated on beautiful Sarasota Bay is one of America's great mansions and should not be missed as part of the tour of the Ringling museum

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Sarasota, Florida
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14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ca d'Zan. the mansion of self-made circus owner John Ringling and his wife is well worth an afternoon. Mr. Ringling bought European art and had the house modeled on Italian palaces. The house and furnishings are beyond opulent. The gardens are a treat. I'd recommend that tourists take in the whole package, especially the Ringling Art Museum. Mr. Ringling asked... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Some much history of John and Mable Ringling's life and travels and history of the items they purchased for their home. I loved it!

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