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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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What a wonderful view

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This beautiful mansion once home to John and Mabel Ringling is well worth the visit. In season, go early and allow time to walk through the first floor or buy your tickets ahead of time for the docent lead tours on the hour. The private places tour is worth the view alone! Spectacular. The Ringling Museum is an all day... More 

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very beautiful house depicting life "as it was" for the wealthy. Self-guided tour with an additional special one to the upstairs bedrooms for an additional fee. Outstanding decorations and view.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great place to tour - be sure to take all three tours of the mansion. Each tour shows a different area.

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