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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 88 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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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Beautiful and peaceful place and gardens , a relaxing experience , too bad that we didn't have enough time to spend there , do yourself a favor , read the John Ringling history before you to the site.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We apologise for the lateness of this review but due to a close family bereavement some reviews were overlooked. A tour of the ground floor rooms and part of the first floor of the house can be bought as part of an overall package but if you wish to see the upstairs rooms on a separate guided tour you pay... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Take the special tour after the house tour to see the attics and roof top views. Well preserved furnishings from all eras as well as fabrics and fixtures.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Ca d"Zan Mansion which is part of the Ringling Museum is a very well preserved piece of history. The gardens and grounds are nicely maintained and the home is nicely appointed.

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We visited here as part of our Ringling Museum entrance fee and I wish it hadn't been pouring with rain as we would have been able to sit out on the water and enjoy the view that John and Mable Ringling must have loved so very much. What a shame she died young and only got to spend three winters... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The tour was informative and enjoyable, and we were able to see places that a self-tour wouldn't have allowed. The guide was knowledgeable and a very entertaining storyteller.

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Belle River, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have visited a few times; and with this visit spent an extra few dollars to view the entire mansion. Extremely interesting and beautiful. Ringling had it made and such distinguished taste. A truly unique gem that you must visit and get a great history lesson. The scenery is amazing. On Mondays, you get a discount tour special if you... More

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, USA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a mansion you can imagine yourself living in comfortably. Unlike the mansions that were made for big parties, this one was built for a family to live in on a daily basis. There are many, many unique features and a view that is to die for. Visit; you will not be disappointed.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We only did the tour included with the admission to the Ringling. It only took about 5-10 minutes to tour the first floor. It was very interesting to see.

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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I liked that this is included in the cost of admission to the Ringling Museum, however it only includes the first floor of the mansion, and to visit the additional floors, you need to pay extra and join the tour. I'm the type of person who likes to dawdle and go at my own pace, so although the extra fee... More

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