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“Very Enjoyable”
Review of The Ringling

The Ringling
Ranked #6 of 150 things to do in Sarasota
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed November 28, 2011

We spent the entire day there, it was more than we expected. Very enjoyable.

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Reviewed November 27, 2011

We visited the Ringling Museum and the Ca' d' Zan Mansion the 3rd week in September and it was a suprisingly delightful experience. The volunteer staff persons who greet you are very nice and informative; on this particular day we were told they were having a buy one ticket and get another free, and my daughter showed her student ID and got in for the much lower student fare, so right off this was an impressive plus. We toured the Art Museum first and we were most impressed with the Renaissance Art and some canvases were so large they needed a large wall all for themselves. The building it is housed in is most impressive especially the inner courtyard (took some nice photos here). They provide a small shuttle which whisks you to the different buildings on the grounds (Busch Gardens should have had such a shuttle). Anyway, the highlight of the property is the Ringling Mansion, Ca' d' Zan. We enjoyed the tour and the photos we took all around the outside of the mansion were some of the best of our trip. The Circus Museum is also very cool and well worth the viewing; they even have the silver truck with the cannon on the back which would propel an individual into an awaiting net; I distinctly remember seeing this in the circus as a child. Florida can still be hot in late September, but thanks to the shuttle and the fact that you're in and out of air conditioned buildings, this was a very enjoyable experience all in all!

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Reviewed November 27, 2011

They display some of the most amazing art I've ever seen!!

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Reviewed November 24, 2011

Go on Monday - its free. Beautiful galleries but a lot of religious stuff. The Circus Poster exhibit was interesting.

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Reviewed November 22, 2011

It's amazing to see the art collection owned by this famous family. Always visit when they have special exhibits.I think the museum is FREE on Monday's but call to confirm.

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