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The Ringling

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Not to be missed!!

The Ringling museum is a real gem. The grounds are beautiful. The collection is impressive and the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
caryn k
via mobile
Disappointed...false advertising!!

This past Sunday the museum was offered as a FREE visit. The only thing that was free was the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mermaid c
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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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rose garden” (406 reviews)
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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

The Ringling museum is a real gem. The grounds are beautiful. The collection is impressive and the special exhibits are always well done. Don't miss ca d zan, the Ringling home on the waterfront and the circus exhibit. It's all outstanding.

Thank caryn k
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This past Sunday the museum was offered as a FREE visit. The only thing that was free was the circus museum. You couldn't get into ca'dazan without tickets and the same was for the art museum. Even the rose garden was closed. If your going...More

Thank mermaid c
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting place to visit. The model circus set up explained hoe mammoth a task it to move the circus from place to place.

Thank e_bilsborough
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a museum I've wanted to visit and am so glad we did. It contains some truly wonderful pieces from old European masters. What is amazing is that it comes from a private collection created originally by the Ringling family with profits from their...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot say enough good things about a visit to The Ringling! It's a must see when you visit Sarasota. From art to architecture to the view, a great afternoon spent

Thank elizabeth128i
Reviewed 1 week ago

This property really has transformed over the years. Currently it is a wonderful mix of architecture styles. Contemporary architecture blended with functional barns, venitian recreations, and roman baroque revival. You will quickly get to understand the wealth the Ringling Bros controlled with the expansive property....More

Thank peter wyatt m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour of the circus stuff is just ok, but the tour of the house is excellent, and the art exhibit is excellent. I would certainly recommend this to anyone in the Sarasota area!

Thank casualdiner90
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the baroque art collection of the Ringling Museum is well known, the gardens, grounds and views of the gulf are works of art themselves. Well worth the visit!

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ringling grounds are free on Mondays and it's wonderful! Beautiful walking around the rose gardens, the temporary exhibits at the art museum, playground for the kids, paths through the Banyan trees. Wish I could go more often. :)

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

John Ringling blessed our community with this great treasure. Great art and great circus museum as well as beautiful property.

Thank Bob K
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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!