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 visited without tickets to the Ringling Museum.  

Since remodeling was completed last February 2006, Ca d'Zan Mansion is an excellent educational and enjoyable place to spend the day in Sarasota close to the bay. Florida teachers and students with picture ID's enter for $5.00! The new miniature circus exhibition is captivating. The old house is air-conditioned and the tour includes some rooms on the second floor (one may pay an entry fee of $20 and enjoy a more complete tour of the house including the game room and tower overlooking the bay).

There are now three locations for dining: an upscale restaurant in the visitors' center, the snack bar beside the museum and the old Banyan Cafe in the center of the grounds. The art museum and the courtyard are spectacular. There are free trolleys and stops available to those who find walking a challenge. In addition to the buildings, the grounds are breathtaking. Since the estate is located on Sarasota Bay, there is always a nice breeze off the water.