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The Ringling

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
+1 941-359-5700
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Sarasota history

A must see attraction when visiting this city. The one price admission gets you the Ringling... read more

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Columbus, Ohio
Museum and Playground

We visited the museum and playground area this past weekend. The museum was not kid friendly at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sarasota, Florida
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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 Asolo Theater. The grounds and gardens are free to visit, and the Museum of Art offers free admission on Mondays.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“miniature circus” (529 reviews)
“art museum” (1,472 reviews)
“rose garden” (424 reviews)
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
+1 941-359-5700
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Reviewed yesterday

A must see attraction when visiting this city. The one price admission gets you the Ringling Brothers museum and the art museums with an outside look at the House of John. If you wish to go inside the home you mus pay an additional charge....More

Thank Goonch
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the museum and playground area this past weekend. The museum was not kid friendly at all! We were stopped several times by the “room monitor” in the interactive room, designed for kids, and it really ruined our experience. Our kids are very well...More

Thank Rachel6337
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved the Miniature Circus exhibit and the tour of the Estate known as John and Mable Ringling’s winter Home. Soooo worth it. Allow 5-6 hours if you want to do all the exhibits Justice. Well worth the price, went on both tours of Home,...More

Thank Martha S
Reviewed yesterday

I love the grounds and sculptures, the Rose Garden, the Art Museum, the home of the Ringlings. I will be going back to go inside the Circus Museum and the home. Too much in one day for us older folks, lol. Luckily I am only...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved the art and the grounds are Beautiful. I would go back again. Right near the ocean. Awesome place.

Thank Joanne K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Ringling museum was very interesting. Many childhood memories came back! We also toured the new glass exhibit and the art museum. All wonderful experiences. Highly recommend the circus museum. We didn’t tour Ca’d’zan this trip but will definitely return.

Thank retiredngoing
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely Ringling Complex. Previously I saw the mansion which Is a must see! This time I saw the art museum. It is free on Mondays. Beautiful sculptures and paintings. Lovely grounds with banyon trees, ponds and wildlife. Staff are friendly and very helpful. There is...More

Thank Connie L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Superb place. The art museum is only a small fraction of the overall paradise. And it's mostly free on Mondays

Thank ernietennis
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice collection of art. Beautiful building. Two buildings with wonderful circus cars, costumes and history. Wonderful movie about John Ringling’s life. Beautiful park setting. Staff friendly and helpful. The children loved it.

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an awesome time, plan on at least 6 hours, we did not see it all in four and felt rushed, will definitely return.

Thank river6132
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Donna G
January 11, 2018|
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Response from travelersjimbeth | Reviewed this property |
We visited after breakfast and few visitors. The Art Museums-Galleries sparsely visited which is amazingly disappointing because they are fantastic. The house and Rose Garden tours are at your own pace guided or not guided... More
January 6, 2018|
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Response from Carl P | Reviewed this property |
10am - 5pm, everyday...except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
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