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Review of The Ringling

The Ringling
Ranked #4 of 95 things to do in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed October 26, 2012

This was definately the highlight of our 2 week vacation. The 2 circus museums were very interesting and displayed well. Took the tour of the mansion and it was amazing and enjoyed hearing the history. I usually don't like art museums but this one was fabulous. The grounds were beautiful. We spent 5 hours there. Definately will return again.

Thank DaBride
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

This was our second trip to Sarasota to see the Ringling Museum of Art, the Ringling mansion, and the circus museum. We spent the entire day here! The circus museum is very educational; we also loved seeing the train car in which the Ringling's traveled.We paid the extra fee to have a guided tour of all the floors of the mansion which was well worth the price. Even though we had been there before, each docent adds her own interesting facts, so we learned something new each time we were there. The art museum has some beautiful original works of art, and each room is displayed well. The rose garden is lovely to walk through, and the day was just beautiful. We were able to stop at a little cafe on the property for a light lunch which gave us energy to continue to enjoy the grounds well into the afternoon. I would highly recommend the Ringling Museum, mansion and circus memorabilia as a wonderful way in which to spend an enjoyable day!

Thank Susna92
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is a beautiful museum and for sure must to visit if you are in this area. The restaurant inside seems nice but i msaw the menu and was expensive..so recoment eat in some place before you stop by.

Thank Hans E
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Absolutely beautiful location for the ceremony. Took golf cart shuttles to museum. Reception was in the Triveca restaurant. Wonderful 6 course meal. Great food. Dancing outdoors.

Thank Jessica F
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

This isn't a large museum but the quality of artwork is very good. I'm not the biggest fan of art museums but the mix of artwork makes this one interesting to visit.

Thank Eric A
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