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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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Gotta love where it is!

Background information on the creator of Ringling Circus. Beautiful home in beautiful surrounding. Do pay extra for the guided tour, although our guide was not the best. He rushed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Michigan
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177 reviews 177 reviews
57 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Background information on the creator of Ringling Circus. Beautiful home in beautiful surrounding. Do pay extra for the guided tour, although our guide was not the best. He rushed us along and seemed to almost be degrading the past owners.

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Finally got to the mansion. Reminds me of the Dodge's Palace in Venice. The views are wonderful overlooking the Bay.

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Venice, Florida
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52 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is an exceptional setting ... we had our daughter's wedding at this breathtaking site. Go to see the sunset on late Thrs. evenings too. Anytime, any day, its a marvel and gem.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Everything about this home is grand! The view of the bay is magnificent. The grounds are magnificent. The house is magnificent. Not to be missed!

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Toronto, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately the 2nd floor tour was full for the day. The first floor really shows how well they lived. So much history.

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Clearwater, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We visited Ca d'Zan Mansion as part of out visit to the Ringling Museum over all. It is exceedingly lovely. Be sure to visit it and the rest of the Ringling estate and Museums. The view in the back is spectacular!

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Charleston, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The mansion is worth seeing. There are seveal options (unguided, guided, 2nd floor addition). We did the general group tour, unguided. But the materials they give you explain most everything. It is a bit over the top, but when you base your home on a Venetian castle, I guess it would be. The admission price gets you into the four... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Wow, every year when we had visited in the past we had taken the basic tour. This time we finally took the tour that takes you beyond.... Amazing!!! You get to see parts of the mansion that are not viewable with the basic tour. I would not suggest this if it is your first time visiting the mansion. Mr. Ringling's... More 

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Bellmore, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We learned more about John and Mable Ringling, and the time period by visiting their mansion. Very interesting!

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Wichita
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This ocean setting is spectacular. The mansion is much like other US homes of distinction such as The Biltmore. (Although this has much less square footage.) He must have loved her deeply or couldn't say "no" to her as she was involved in every detail of it's design. We would have liked to have seen the upstairs too, but you... More 

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