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Ca d'Zan Mansion

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
941 359 5700
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Ranked #3 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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Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We loved the mansion… WOW! Talk about a place being filled with so much history. It transported us into the past. It was so easy to picture what life might have been like at the time. The antiques, the art and the tour narration that explained in detail everything that we were seeing, what it meant, what it was used... More

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UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I love this house and the story of the owners, John and Mable Ringling. The house and location are beautiful, just stepping out on to the terrace and looking over the Bay is wonderful, you could imagine the owns doing this and entertaining their friends there. The house inside is magnificent and beautifully designed and we are so lucky that... More

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Sayreville, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful look into the life of this amazing couple, pay the extra 5 dollars,to see upstairs, but look for coupons in flyers

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Sarasota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It gives a glimpse to the past, the Golden Age, before the Great Depression. It has been restored to its former glory. No need to go to Europe. This compares to many of the great homes visited in the UK and in Germany. Plus it's included in the cost of visiting the Ringling. It's one of the best tourist attractions... More

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Greenwood, Indiana
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141 reviews 141 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

see the special places tour for Ca d'Zan. It's a tour that takes you beyond the normal tour and more importantly to the roof of the building. The views are spectacular of Sarasota bay and longboat key. The grounds around the mansion are beautiful. It is a nice way to spend an hour or so.

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Sarasota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The history is fascinating and the house is amazing. When you are in the house or outside on the waterfront, you can just imagine the life and times.

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Sarasota, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Take a trip back in time to learn about old Sarasota. This beautiful mansion on the water is full of history. Located on Sarasota Bay the views are wonderful. The tour guides are very informative and tell great tales about the mansion. They made the house come alive. Don't miss this if you visit Sarasota. Well worth the price of... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
60 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

See what the "elite" lived like in the Golden Age. Beautiful view from the terrace. Sunday Brunch can transport you back 90 years.

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Sarasota, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Was very interesting to see how someone with money lived way back when. The site of the Ca d'Zan is fantastic, right on the water with views all around. The decor and history is worth the visit alone.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It is well worth the extra $5 to visit the whole of this home whilst visiting the museum. (Discount for over 65s on site visit covers this). The guide had masses of very interesting information on both the family and building. Real people lived and partied here whilst making money and bringing money into the area. Insight into how the... More

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