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Ca d'Zan Mansion

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
941 359 5700
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Ranked #4 of 89 Attractions in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Ca d' Zan is one of many things travelers can visit when buying general admission to the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art.  It cannot be... more »
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Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Learned a lot and was truly amazed at the restoration work. It was like touring Gatsby's home! Highly recommended!

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38 reviews 38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Pretty much like other big, gaudy mansions...hard to imagine real people living in one of these. I don't recall any room being particularly inviting or comfortable, but maybe they weren't home much.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Starting with the grounds and gardens surrounding the house, each thing you see is more beautiful than the next! The house is richly decorated and the rooms are simply gorgeous. I could live in the bar. The real surprise came when we ventured onto the back patio which abuts Sarasota Bay. It is made of 7 kinds of inlaid marble... More

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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202 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

As a part of your visit to the Ringling complex, the house is definetly an important part. Sit outside and look out over the bay, then turn around and enjoy a good look at the property, its incredible.

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texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What an amazing place this is! We had no idea this existed and ended up having a fabulous time experiencing this luxurious home. Even by today's standards it is still an awesome home.

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palm coast, fl.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a great stop on a west coast trip in Fl. Beside the mansion, built in the likeness of the Doges Palace in Venice, Italy, there is an extensive collection of priceless art and furniture to see. The gardens are beautiful and there is another building that houses circus equipment and props from the early days of the Ringling... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very informative day, fabulous house and terrace looking across the bay. Mini Circus amazing!!!!A definite ' must do' if staying in the Sarasota area.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Visiting the Ca d'Zan or "The House of John" was interesting and informative. The mansion is set on the Gulf of Mexico and the grounds are beautiful. You can take a guided tour and walk the park like grounds. It's a great day out!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's on The Ringling Museum property with tours for an added fee. Stunning house built in the 1920's by Circus magnate John Ringling.

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Alden, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very interesting! Loved hearing the history of John Ringling and their estate! The circus museum is a must do before you leave!

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