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The Ringling

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Address: 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
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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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One of a kind place--go see it

Very interesting place--museums, a large house that is like a castle, circus memorabilia, etc, etc This place is amazing. Allow ample time to roam around the grounds and see the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Selbyville, Delaware
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Selbyville, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting place--museums, a large house that is like a castle, circus memorabilia, etc, etc This place is amazing. Allow ample time to roam around the grounds and see the house on the grounds which was the home of JOhn and Mable Ringling. That is a great story.

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South Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The name "Ringling" is world famous and conjures up memories of going to the circus as a child . . . this is/was the home of John and Mabel Ringling and their home and museum is now a "must-see" for any tourists visiting Sarasota . . . the museum itself is incredible . . . there are dozens of authentic... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had our wedding at the Ca'd'Zan and everyone was blown away at the venue. We also used modern events as our beverage vendor and they were absolutely great! All our guests raved at how it was some of the best drinks they have ever had, and the bartenders/staff were wonderful.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For family of all ages. Great art, my most favorite was the beautiful photos my family an I were able to take.

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Shelburne, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had time to only visit the art museum but would like to come back to visit the circus museum which I think would have been an even better experience. Admittedly, I am not a big museum fan, but the art collection here was very impressive. Didn't take a guided tour which was available at certain times. The art work has... More 

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Grenoble, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has so much to offer, consider spending a whole day there. The circus museum is very educational, we attended the guided tour and enjoyed it tremendously. The fine art museum is a little bit disappointing but thanks to the guide, we enjoyed the paintings she presented. The gardens are really awesome and the bay view really unique. Overall... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The best thing to see in Sarasota exceeded my expectations need good walking shoes and phone or camera too take pictures

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Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful afternoon we spent here. Everything on display in the Circus Museum was such neat memorabilia from an amazing history. The miniatures were incredible...I learned what my home state ,CT's connection was to Ringling Bros. Bridgeport,Ct used to be the winter home of the circus

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Granby, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are looking for something, more than the beach, I would like to recommend The Ringling Art Museum. "The Ringling" sits right on Sarasota Bay with fantastic views from the patio of the "CA'D'ZAN" mansion. The site includes several items of interest such as the "CA'D'ZAN" mansion, The Museum of Art, The Circus Museum aa well as beautiful gardens.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I wanted to visit this museum since I love the circus and wanted to see their display along with the art museum. The circus portion is okay with limited items throughout history to show various aspects of the greatest show on earth. Sadly, there is limited information on how circuses performed or were set up. Even a video on seeing... More 

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