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The Ringling

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Address: 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
Phone Number: +1 941-359-5700
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The Ringling is located in Sarasota, Florida and preserves the legacy of...

The Ringling is located in Sarasota, Florida and preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling. It is home to a Museum of Art, the historic Ca' d'Zan Mansion, Bayfront Gardens, an Art Library, the Circus Museums and the Historic Asolo Theater.

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My what a place to spend a few memorable hours. MEMORIES just so many childhood memories popped up in my mind while going through the circus museum and the minatures. We went... read more

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My what a place to spend a few memorable hours. MEMORIES just so many childhood memories popped up in my mind while going through the circus museum and the minatures. We went always to the Ringling circus shows in madison square garden. The mansion is like from the outside being in Miramare in Triest, Italy. Mrs. Mable Ringling loved Italy... More 

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's the greatest show on earth - or at least a wonderful experience to behold! The Ringling is on the enormous and beautiful grounds of the John Ringling estate. You can visit his home Ca' d'Zan with a separate admission. You start your adventure in the visitor center where you buy your tickets and see a short film on the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth the visit! Will go back! The museum is fabulous, and the miniature circus. Take your time, so much to look at!

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Be prepared to spend at least one full day at the many sites within John Ringling's former Sarasota estate. Don't miss the art museum, probably the most impressive I have visited.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have gone twice with family and have been very impressed and entertained both times. Family visiting also enjoyed the day there. The exhibits of circus history are fascinating and the art museum has several pieces that are first-rate. Restaurant has good service but food is overpriced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's always intriguing when you learn the story behind the story. I've been to the circus for man years; but after visiting this museum, I will never look at the circus the same. We learned so much during our visit, I simply must come back again!

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

John and Mabel Ringling put together one of the great art collections in the country at the turn of the 20th century. It is housed in the sprawling Ringling Museum of Art. The building is a confection of pink stucco and white marble but don't let the first impression fool you. The museum houses one of the largest collections of... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is so much to see at the Ringling that you really should plan to spend the whole day. And since the museum complex is open until 8 on Thursdays, that's the day we chose to visit. People say "The Ringling" but there are actually four or five distinct areas - and I wouldn't want you to miss any of... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When I first visited the Ringling, I thought it was just another art museum. Boy was I wrong. Although the art museum is spectacular, the Ringling experience goes much further than that. Ca Zan, the Gardens, the great playground with the jumbo slide, and the Circus Museums provide a day filled with fun and adventure for you, your kids, or... More 

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Concord, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not a circus person. I am not a fan of clowns and wouldn't choose to go to the circus. I was dragged to one when I was really little and don't need to do it again. BUT...I loved The Ringling!!! I took my mother to Sarasota to celebrate her birthday and we had it on good authority that this... More 

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