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Address: 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
Phone Number: +1 941-359-5700
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Superbe art museum

This is a great local art museum with an excellent collection, well worth the trip. Allow several hours for the visit.

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Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great local art museum with an excellent collection, well worth the trip. Allow several hours for the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Entry fee is a bit high in our estimation, but we did enjoy our visit and all the staff was very friendly and helpful. The educational building houses a lot of fun history and a room where you can try to fit into a clown car, walk a tightrope, etc. Fun for the kids as well as adults. Really enjoyed... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent much of a Monday here, but just in the art museum. The art museum and grounds are free on Mondays. The price is certainly right. The art on display dates from the 15th century and is laid out in chronological order. I've never seen this done before in a major museum. The collection is extensive. The is more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful place. Must if you in the area. Great staff . Try to go on a week day to avoid the traffic.

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Sun City Center, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

People talk about a circus museum, which is also is, but it is so much more with its rose garden, home of the Ringlings and the art collections second to none!

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Norcross, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice collections, we did not have enough time before having to get dinner to do it justice, will return. The man amassed a great collection kept together by the state of Florida, great stuff.

Salisbury, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very interesting place to visit. I believe I could spend many days or times visiting to make sure I didn't miss anything. Our guide in the mansion was very friendly and informed of the history of the area and the family. The museum was really interesting and I want to go back because it is massive in... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An amazing site. Vast hard to see everything in just one day. I focused on the art galleries but the mansion & grounds & more are equally interesting. I had only a couple of hours so couldn't see it all but will go back

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I can't say enough about this gem of a place...the grounds are gorgeous with huge, beautiful banyan trees. The art galleries are substantial and you will need hours just to visit them all. The miniature circus is incredibly fascinating and we learned such cool things about the life and times of a circus. But the best part for us was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I say allow plenty of time because we didn't and had to miss so much. The circus museum is absolutely terrific, in this day and age of small circuses it is difficult to comprehend the sheer size of what the ringing circus would have been like as it travelled around the country needing 1000 men to unload everything at each... More 

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