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“great museum in a picturesque setting”
Review of The Ringling

The Ringling
Ranked #1 of 143 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 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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Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“great museum in a picturesque setting”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

beautiful art, beautiful architecture, scenic location.

Visited January 2012
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“Something for everyone!”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

This is a wonderful opportunity to see several things. First the history of the circus on film and then through collections. Secondly the amazing gardens at the home of the Ringling's and third the beautiful art collection at the museum and home. The home itself is another museum. All of it is done well and gives everyone something to enjoy.

Visited February 2012
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Greenville, South Carolina
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“What a treat and experience”
Reviewed May 24, 2012

On a trip to South Florida we stopped at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art and what a pleasant surprise.
The location was gorgeous, the art work was wonderful and the information on the circus and the history of the circus was excellent. The huge diorama (largest in the world) of a circus from Cleveland 1920 was spectacular.
This is worth the time if you're in the area.

Visited May 2012
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Palmetto, fl
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Love IT”
Reviewed May 22, 2012

I bring visitors here all the time. There is so much to see and do here.
The Circus exhibits made by hand are exceptional. The History of the place including the circus museum, the House, the gardens, sculptures are beautiful. Also had family in the Hartford Circus Fire Many years ago. Took my brother in law and he remembered things like it was yesterday. He was impressed and went home to tell the rest of the family to visit when they come down again.

Visited June 2011
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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
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“Excellent Art venue”
Reviewed May 20, 2012

Too Bad 1929 came around or this place would be even better.

Visited May 2012
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