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The Ringling

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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First time to visit and will definitely return. Amazing museum. The art museum is impressive beyond... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa H
Newburgh, United States
via mobile
Centuries of great art!

I have always wanted to view an art museum, I am glad that Ringling was my first one! It is filled... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael T
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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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  • Poor1%
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First time to visit and will definitely return. Amazing museum. The art museum is impressive beyond measure. Circus museums are interesting for all ages. Trams available to transport between building. Places to eat and a gift shop. A must if visiting the area.

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have always wanted to view an art museum, I am glad that Ringling was my first one! It is filled with classical art that Mr Ringling and his wife collected over the years and it is fascinating. Some dare back to the 1500s. You...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a wonderful place in which to get lost in artworks. The grounds are stunning too. The staff are helpful and friendly. You can walk or ride the shuttle service from building to building. There's a store and cafe on site, should you need to...More

Thank nicolewV940TE
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ringling museum is beautiful. The painting are gorgeous and they have a park for the kids to play. They have many different shows and programs that are always changing, so view their website. It's worth a trip to see the lovely ground, architecture and history...More

Thank sunsets222
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I wanted to see the ringling and I only had a few hours but well worth it. You could easily spend all day there, wish I could have stayed longer. Right outside the airport, easy to find and lots of parking. The volunteers there were...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

What beauty awaits on the grounds and in the buildings! Make sure you take enough time to go through them all! Something for everyone!

Thank ShutterBug44256
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

WOW! My wife and I are in from out of town. We decided to come here and we loved it! We thought the cost ($25) was high per person but went for it. We spent over 4 hours looking at things and we didn't see...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sarasota is known as an artsy area. The Ringling is its crown jewel. Tucked away in Sarasota there is a museum with pieces that would be headliners and many other places. You can go back many times and still be awe-inspired by the works they...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Contrary to popular assumption, The Ringling is not a circus museum, it is an art museum. Specifically, the act collections of John and Mable Ringling. The collections span a wide range of forms, including paintings, statuary, ceramics, photography and more and across a wide range...More

Thank djdrscll
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Greeted by staff at the door who were very helpful. The miniature circus display was worth the admission price! Very nice grounds for walking, but they also had trams running from place to place. We didn't tour the mansion, but sat on the back veranda...More

Thank Gloria J
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Eunice R
June 1, 2017|
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Response from enerald | Reviewed this property |
There is a fee to enter the grounds. You can get a single day pass or a multi day pass
April 17, 2017|
Response from Sheila E | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on what kind of museum goer you are. Some people will breeze right through it. Others will spends lots of time reading every detail. I think a good estimate would be about 30-45 minutes.
April 13, 2017|
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Response from TheRingling | Property representative |
Unfortunately we cannot allow pets. Thank you for your question!