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The Ringling

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Photo lovers delight -- A stop not to miss in Sarasota

Whether you're a photo enthusiast, nature lover or museum goer -- the Ringling as it all. Be sure... read more

Reviewed today
Sarasota, Florida
Nice Museum

Went as a date day with the neighbors and weren't disappointed. The Circus Museum was very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Reviewed today

Whether you're a photo enthusiast, nature lover or museum goer -- the Ringling as it all. Be sure to visit the bayside view and walk the grounds.

Thank Luvtravel999
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went as a date day with the neighbors and weren't disappointed. The Circus Museum was very interesting and entertaining. While the Art Museum was off the hook, the artwork gave me chills and the artifacts where very educational. Highly recommended for young and the young...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed yesterday

This is such a beautiful place. Words will not do it justice, it must be seen. The grounds are spectacular and the art museum is very impressive. I have visited several times and will go again I am sure. There is an admission fee to...More

Thank Maria A
Reviewed yesterday

Go on Monday and get into the main museum for free. Great museum. Very enjoyable place to visit. Beautiful grounds including Mabel's (Ringling) rose garden. Small playground for the kids that they all seem to enjoy. Just go. If you like any type of art...More

Thank George T
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
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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!