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Review of Ca d'Zan Mansion

Ca d'Zan Mansion
Ranked #4 of 147 things to do in Sarasota
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 12, 2012

Well worth the visit. Make sure you take the extended tour.

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Reviewed February 11, 2012

This is John RIngling's Mansion, that sits overlooking the Bay, and a "must see", when going to the Ringling Museum. It is included in the ONE price of Museum admission. Well worth the admission price, and some brochures have discount coupons, in them!

Thank SRehbaum
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

The Ringling mansion is beautiful and large, and the audio tour is a good way to learn about the way the "other half" ( or 1%) lived around 1930. Try to go when it's not crowded--December or the summer. Otherwise you'll be bumper to bumper and waiting to see rooms. Also, they have an admission schedule, so you might have to wait to enter. Touring the mansion is fun, especially for devotees of Downton Abbey. Definitely worth visiting.

Thank rockcreekgirl
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

This is like several tours in one--art and the mansion, gardens, and circus museum. Also the museum restaurant was perfect--excellent bread, bruchetta, salads, etc. Eat there for sure.

Thank yahootraveler64
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

The story of the Ringlings is fascinating but the furnishings aren't the most impressive. The art collection in the museum, however, is well worth seeing as is the circus museum on the same location. The 3 buildings take several hours to cover well.

Thank Boston-FloridaBase
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