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The Ringling

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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The John and Mabel Ringling Tours

On Monday, my wife and I toured the John and Mabel Ringling home, Ca’ d’ Zan which means the House... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dayton, Ohio
This is an Amazing place to visit

There is so much history here. It can be argued that John Ringling was the Bill Gates or Steve... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Springfield, Missouri
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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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“rose garden” (405 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

On Monday, my wife and I toured the John and Mabel Ringling home, Ca’ d’ Zan which means the House of John in Venetian Italian dialect. It was two tours and we paid $40 per person. We saw the first, second and third floors and...More

Thank wcsail
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is so much history here. It can be argued that John Ringling was the Bill Gates or Steve Jobs of his time. The incredible history of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus is here. John Ringling and his wife lead such incredible lives....More

Thank ricardo232016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our first time here and enjoyed it. The two circus museums were interesting and had some neat stuff to see. The art museum was much bigger than we thought and we didn't have enough time to see all of it before they closed...More

Thank Hippiesunleo
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spend several hours in the Circus museum and touring Ca d'Zan which is the former house of John Ringling and his wife. It was very engaging and we enjoyed our visit very much. All members of the staff were super friendly and went above...More

Thank Polykarpos P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We just spent the afternoon with our three teens visiting the circus museum, art museum and galleries, and the grounds around the houses itself and may I say we had a fabulous time. They were all awesome and I think we will come back to...More

Thank TomD0711
Reviewed 5 days ago

We frequently visit the Ringling because of the variety and frequency of cultural events programmed there during the year.

Thank basquel
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our visit to The Ringling will be long remembered. The Ringling's art collection housed in the museum, is truly amazing with free admission on Monday. The property is huge, well landscaped with many gardens, Free tram service is provided and is a welcome sight on...More

Thank CDM_Traveler7
Reviewed 6 days ago

You will be very impressed with the extent of the artwork, even if you are a serious connoisseur of fine art. And it is pretty hard to beat the price on Mondays! If you get in for free, please make a donation.

1  Thank MarcoBeachBum
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fun and gorgeous grounds and rose garden. The miniature circus is worth spending hours looking at all the detail.

Thank Margo G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were taking a short vacation with the first stop being Sarasota. The town is synonymous with Ringling, so, of course we went to the museum. Since I am not a circus fan, we just went to the art museum. So much...More

Thank Chuck B
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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!