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The Ringling

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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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This visit was GREAT !! Every thing is amazing !! The Art Museum is something people won't miss ...

I enjoyed every thing,the Circus museum with the figurines is incredible, the Art museum and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
dolores b
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Beauty in every direction, hard to imagine that this opulence was possible because of Circus! Must... read more

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The Ringling is located in Sarasota, Florida and preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling. It is home to the State Art Museum of Florida, the historic Ca' d'Zan Mansion, Bayfront Gardens, an Art Library, the Circus Museums and the Historic...more
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
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Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed every thing,the Circus museum with the figurines is incredible, the Art museum and the gardens is something nobody would miss..I think every penny expend there is worth it

Thank dolores b
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Reviewed yesterday

Beauty in every direction, hard to imagine that this opulence was possible because of Circus! Must see when you come to Sarasota!

Thank Rosalie K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everyone should visit. It is amazing, and if you ever went to the circus as a child it will bring back memories. Then the house and the grounds are even worth the time. There is lots to see and I highly recommend taking the time...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Ringling Brother Circus cars are so unique and seeing them so close. There is a miniature model of a circus too. We enjoyed the John and Mable Ringling summer home tour and Rose gardens. You have to climb stairs and stand the entire tour.

Thank kathi262016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful grounds. The artwork was mostly very similar and not too exciting (lots of angels and cherubs). We did enjoy the modern art section. The mansion was closed so we did not get to see that part and we skipped the circus part. But still...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second year we have visited The Ringling Museum. Monday’s are free which is great. We spent all day there. If you want to visit the Ca’d’zan (John and Mabel Ringling home) and the circus museum you do need to pay extra for...More

Thank Pam D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been a couple of times, but by chance this time discovered Monday’s are free entry to all but the circus museum and the house ( which we’ve seen before anyway). The gardens are a joy to walk round, with beautiful plants in a great setting...More

Thank Andy E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We debated whether or not to go visit The Ringling. I’m glad we chose to go. We took our four children...two teenagers and two elementary age. There was something for everyone. The grounds were beautiful, gardens gorgeous, the art museum was filled with incredible pieces...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been a few years since we last went to Ringling. Very nice. Staff very happy and excited about facility. They made it fun. Enjoyed the exhibits..well done, worth the expense. Enjoyed the exhibits and history. FUN!!

Thank Sandy7935711
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent over 3 hours there and still didn’t see everything. We didn’t tour Ringling’s house since it was an extra $20 but walked around grounds. Beautiful view of bay. Loved the miniature circus with all the behind the scenes. Sorry the circus is just...More

Thank mreesebryan
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DavidsWife1994
April 8, 2018|
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Response from Barbara D | Reviewed this property |
There is a playground near the garden for children. The circus museum will be fun for little ones with colorful costumes and a replica of the museum showing circus parades. There are some hands on activities children can... More
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Tim M
February 16, 2018|
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Response from Norine C | Reviewed this property |
Can take non flash photos in the circus museums and art museum. No photography inside the ca’ d’zan mansion. You can take exterior pics of the mansion
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Cardi1
February 7, 2018|
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Response from TravelinDebs | Reviewed this property |
There is only one entrance for the whole Ringling Complex. There is a large visitors’ center. The Circus Museum mostly consists of the transportation vehicles and a movie about the Ringlings. The Art Museum is amazing and... More
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