The Ringling

The Ringling, Sarasota: Hours, Address, The Ringling Reviews: 4.5/5

The Ringling
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Ringling is located in Sarasota, Florida and preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling. It is home to the State Art Museum of Florida, the historic Ca' d'Zan Mansion, Bayfront Gardens, the Art Library, two Circus Museums, and the Historic Asolo Theater. The grounds and gardens are free to visit, and the Museum of Art offers free admission on Mondays.
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2-3 hours
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frank316212
Jacksonville, FL31 contributions
Do not miss the whole experience.
Oct 2021 • Family
Do not miss. Plan to spend a day. Absolutely beautiful. Amazing. Not for small children. Spend the extra money for the circus museum. Discount for military, teacher, homeschoolers, seniors, Florida colleges.
Written October 16, 2021
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Patricia W
Sarasota, FL5 contributions
What a fun day event.
May 2021
Spent the day with friends in from Alaska. We spent the day strolling around the grounds and inside the different building displays. Art museum was incredible and the waterfront was breathtaking. Wear sturdy shoes and comfy clothes.
Written October 14, 2021
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cag0916
Gilbertsville, PA174 contributions
Amazing find in Sarasota
Oct 2021 • Solo
Nothing like what I expected, these museums are worth the visit! Only wish I could have seen the 2nd floor of the mansion, Ca’ d’Zan. The miniatures in the circus museum where so much fun to view! I highly recommend a visit.
Written October 10, 2021
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Kelly
Cincinnati, OH332 contributions
Well Done
Sep 2021
I went last week on a Monday, which is when entry to the museum and gardens is free. Very enjoyable. I enjoyed walking around and went to the house on the waterfront - admission inside is extra but I enjoyed the outdoors. Next time, I’ll pay to view the circus museum. I had a pop at the small Starbuck’s cafe and the restaurant looked busy. Very nice morning.
Written October 3, 2021
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Donald A
1 contribution
Disappointing
Oct 2021
Very interesting until we got to the walkthrough of the mansion with the audio tour. less than a minute into the tour, we were told this was the home of a rich WHITE family of that era and off it went into a lot of WOKE nonsense. We turned it off and left. NOT WORTH THE MONEY.
Written October 3, 2021
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Grandmaat40
Cheektowaga, NY93 contributions
More than you think
Sep 2021
Circus memorabilia and a fine art museum in one place. Beautiful gardens and ponds. A must see when in Sarasota.
Written September 24, 2021
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PeterandLindaD
St. Augustine, FL176 contributions
Fascinating Place
Aug 2021 • Couples
One could spend an entire day here - we did, yet we ran out of time to visit the adjacent Ringling Art Museum...next time. It is very interesting and perfect for families.
Written September 15, 2021
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Amanda K
Cincinnati, OH429 contributions
Tons to see
Sep 2021 • Couples
We went on a monday so the art was free but I wanted to check out the circus exhibit... I'm not ab fan of the circus but I figured while we were there... why not!? It was cool not really kids friendly but cool. The art museum was beyond beautiful and the garden area was so cool. We spent 3 hours in total... but we didn't stare at any art or read a ton of plaques so you'll need a nice chuck of time if you really wanna see things. And wear good waking shoes... its huge and you'll want comfortable instead of cute
Written September 13, 2021
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orianita
Florida8 contributions
MUST do in Sarasota
Sep 2021
Just GO. And be warned you might need and want to come back. It is spectacular and there is A LOT to do.
Written September 10, 2021
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Carlos
Miami, FL31 contributions
The Ringling
Sep 2021 • Couples
The Ringling did not disappoint. The staff there was friendly and ready to help. Please do not miss Ca’ d’Zan the house is gorgeous and the view to the ocean is a pleasant one. My favorite part was the Museum of Art. Not only the courtyard and the loggia are beautiful, but the paintings inside are a must go. If you are close to The Ringling do not miss it you wont regret it.
Written September 6, 2021
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The Ringling is open:
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Wed 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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