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Mable and John tour

I suggest doing both tours. We did the Mable tour because the John tour was sold out. The tour of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marriedbiscuit
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Well maintained. Lots of history and historical information from our tour guide. Well worth the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I suggest doing both tours. We did the Mable tour because the John tour was sold out. The tour of the home is incredible. The home is well maintained and still beautiful.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well maintained. Lots of history and historical information from our tour guide. Well worth the money. Don't miss out on this tour.

1  Thank Louise D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ca d'Zan is the Venetian palazzo built by John (the circus impresario) Ringling and his wife Mable in the 1920. It's been beautifully restored and has a stunning site on the shore of Sarasota Bay. If in the area don't miss it and if time allows The Ringling Museum on the same grounds.

Thank Leonard L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place to visit So much to see thought it would be a place that would be for adults but there is lots for the kids to see

Thank David C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to Sarasota for our anniversary. I have been many times on Business and always wanted to go back and see the Ringling Art Museum, glad we spent the extra money and toured the Ca d'Zan Mansion. This is the home of John and Mabel Ringling the same couple that donated the Museum. The Home has been refurbished to look just like it did when they lived there in the late 1920s. Very nice we did the Mabel Tour which I highly recommend. Be prepared to stay all day to enjoy the Art Museum and take some time to tour the Circus museum as well all were great!

1  Thank marshmitchell
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spectacular mansion built by Mabel Ringling with John Ringling's money. The tours are expensive but we felt it was worth it. Very modern for its day it was to be a showplace to bring the world to Sarasota

Thank Gary G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful and wondrous! It's really an art and architecture school more than anything else. And it's beautiful! The entire house is well preserved. It's not cheap and having reservations is an absolute must! There are 2 tours and recommend you spend the money and do both. You'll see the " how they lived" part if you don't . If you truly loved the grandeur of the circus, you'll be disappointed. Very... There very little about the circus and the winter home of the circus has been destroyed as the circus was killed by special interests. I hear there is some attraction related to the circus in Tampa. Loved the grounds. Well maintained. Johns tour would have included the Tower but they chose to not include that for some reason. The best part... You are in the exhibits, usually not held back by velvet ropes. Security accompanies your tour guide so you don't touch anything. And do not or they will escort you out of the building as they did to someone in our tour. This is a must do even if your a local as we are. Enjoy all of Sarasota. Leave attitudes up North and you'll love it here!

1  Thank Buffettbassman
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cad d' Zahn is stunningly beautiful inside and out. The grounds are immaculate and I could literally spend hours just on the outside of this beautiful place. The inside of the mansion is a step back in time with twenties furnishings and custom decor. We took the Mabel tour and were not disappointed. The staff was very accomodiating as we had a stroller with my granddaughter. They were very knowledgable on the history of the home and on the Ringlings. Although I love the inside, my favorite parts are the exterior of the mansion, the gardens, and the patio area on Sarasota Bay. It is truly breathtaking to sit and view the grounds and water from what I would say is one of the most scenic areas in Florida. A beautiful time well spent!

Thank DebbieBuchanan24
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent six hours here and ran out of time. Phenomenal place. Took the Mabel tour of the mansion which was very informative. The grounds are beautiful in addition to the water view from the mansion's patio. We ate at the Muse and had a gourmet burger- very delicious. The circus museums are great with a wonderful overview of the set up and immensity of the circus. The art museum is of the utmost quality and extremely impressive.

Thank Joy43323
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Docents do a wonderful job of sharing the history and explaining the origins of all the antiquitiesin Johns home.

Thank 829danielz
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