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Ca d'Zan Mansion

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Address: 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
Phone Number: +1 941-359-5700
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What is Ca d'Zan?

Q: What is Ca d'Zan? A: House of John! This beautiful restored mansion was his home, built for his wife, Mable. When he died, it was left to the state of Florida along with the... read more

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Q: What is Ca d'Zan? A: House of John! This beautiful restored mansion was his home, built for his wife, Mable. When he died, it was left to the state of Florida along with the museum and other attractions on the porperty. The gardens are kept as they were when Ca d'Zan was occupied by the Ringlings. It is fascinating... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Ringling house is absolutely breath taking... I took the tour and found the information interesting and impressive. The house is filled with amazing items and the architecture and interior design is strange and beautiful in itself. Every detail is delicately designed; my favorite thing is the eye-catcher of the upstairs bathroom!!! (You'll have to visit to know what I'm... More 

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Brooksville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is another gem in Sarasota and we were happy that our family suggested a visit. It was stunning in person and the folks that work or volunteer here were really knowledgeable and friendly. While we have visited many other local popular locations in the past we had somehow missed this one. I am so happy we found it!

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Limerick, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was disappointed. Beautiful home but we had to buy a museum ticket to get the opportunity to tour the mansion, so it was a full $45/person and then we got a nickel tour of the mansion. Was quite disappointed - other groups were getting a more extensive tour and we were reprimanded for viewing areas that weren't roped off. Too... More 

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Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This makes a great addition to the Ringling Museum visit. Take the downstairs self-guided tour and allow some time for enjoying the view from the patio and wandering on the grounds.

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Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Since we were there in December, the home is decorated for Christmas and is wonderful with great docents doing the tours. We did the first 2 floors. Spend some time on the front by the water and just enjoy the view. We were there on a Thursday and it is open late so the walkways are lit by sand candles.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is John and Mable Ringling's mansion that has been very well kept and maintained. It is like stepping back in time to the days of early Sarasota, and the bay right off of the mansion is beautiful as well. The grounds are as beautiful as the home; and don't forget the museum as well, so many works of art... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You really need at least a day to see everything in this property. You get the museums for the basic entrance fee. Lots of history from the gilded age and priceless works of art from different centuries. Touring The mansion is separate from the general admission. Mansion is a must see! For an additional $10, you get to walk thru... More 

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New Port Richey, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to get into! you get wristband when you purchase tickets at start of museum but you have to go to special place in mansion building to get tour tickets. You can do own tour, no docent, but remember to give your tickets to outside docent...they don't tell you this. Do the docent tour...on specific hours each day...great information. Beautiful... More 

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The Villages, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

John Ringling did a generous job of preserving many fancy furniture and arts do not forget to climb to the top of the tower, even at extra admission cost.

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