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Ca d'Zan Mansion

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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Don't miss the less popular upstairs tour (John Ringling)

Absolutely magnificent setting overlooking the water. The house is more eclectic than most of its... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2018
georgesimpson55
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York, Pennsylvania
Gorgeous Museum house

This is a beautiful museum house built by the Ringlings. It costs extra to get a tour but it is... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
Michael A
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Virginia
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Ca' d'Zan is one of the venues at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The home of the circus king and his wife, a couple from humble mid-western origins, Ca’ d’Zan stands as a testament to the American Dream of the Roaring Twenties. Inspired by and designed in the Venetian Gothic style of the palazzos that ring the Venice canals, this dazzling palatial mansion perfectly captures the splendor and romance of the Italy the Ringlings so loved. Please visit ringling.org for Ca' d'Zan tour times and admission info.
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

Absolutely magnificent setting overlooking the water. The house is more eclectic than most of its era. Make sure you go on both tours of the house. The upstairs tour includes; John Ringling's bedroom, massage room, man cave and view from the highest point on the...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

This is a beautiful museum house built by the Ringlings. It costs extra to get a tour but it is well worth it. The docents are well informed. Lots of good stories and history. The decor is beautiful. The view over the bay to Long...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

Interesting self tour through the Ringling home. Able to see the original furnishings of the home and architectural features that were integrated into the design. The rose gardens were lovely to see as well. Not the type of tour most children would find enjoy though

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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

I love the Ringling Museum and Cad'zan Mansion. It is free to walk the grounds, look at the rose garden, play on and playground and enjoy the old banyan trees and beautiful bay view. The art museum, mansion and circus museum have an admission price...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

We visited Sarasota the week of 3/12/18 through 3/16/18. One of our best days was visiting the Ringling museum and mansion. There are two large museums with incredible circus items. The first museum contains a to scale model of the circus that alone took approximately...More

Thank Ryan S
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

This home of John and Mabel Ringing is one of the most extravagant tours I have been on. The guide shared so much information about the family and details of all that went into building this mansion. Beautiful original furnishings. This tour is well worth...More

Thank Eileen C
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Most important information first. Monday the museum offers free tours of the grounds and exhibits. The cafes are also opened. It is a wonderful opportunity to get your first taste of Ringling. Plan on two to three hours to enjoy the grounds and the outer...More

2  Thank Sunset47Point
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

We spent the extra money to take Mable’s tour of the mansion ( as opposed to the self tour) and it was worth it. The docent was knowledgeable & readily willing to answer questions. Learning the history of the family & mansion was interesting in...More

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Great house. Great tour. Great tour guide. Reserve in advance to be sure you can take one or both house tours. It's expensive, but the best thing to do in the Sarasota area. See how the 1% lived in the 1920's.

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

We visited the Mansion right after the Ringling Museum. Easy to do both, but you must allow at least a 1/2 day for both. The home Is elegant and the view of Sarasota Bay beautiful. Maybe not for little ones.

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Meldean T
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Response from anncapny | Reviewed this property |
Don’t remember. They would have it inline
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MickeyC312
February 16, 2018|
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Response from Donna G | Reviewed this property |
No fee to just visit the grounds and gardens
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December 16, 2017|
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There is no charge for entrance to the grounds and out buildings .
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