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“Amazing”
Review of Ca d'Zan Mansion

Ca d'Zan Mansion
Ranked #3 of 144 things to do in Sarasota
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Port Alberni, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
218 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

This was one of the best mansion tours I have ever taken. The tour guide was excellant, but do stand close to the guide so you are able to hear the history of the house. There is a lot of history and beauty in this house. There are 3 types of tours a self guided of the first floor, a guided of the first and second floors which is what I took, and a private tour of the whole house. I recommend that you spend the money and take the guided tour so that you have a better understanding of what you are looking at.

Visited November 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Give yourself a treat...”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Step into another life. John Ringling sure knew how to pick a winner and so do you if you visit the Ca d'Zan mansion! Just standing on the "back porch" gives you a thrill as you look at the gorgeous view. The mansion has been impeccably restored.

Visited November 2011
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

The Ringling home is always fun to wander through. Its not as amazing as many other historic places but only because they break up the tours. It would be great if you could take 1 tour and see the whole house, instead they break it up into several small tours which is a pain because the others are always full or at off times. In 5 years and many tours, I have never managed to get into the private places tour and finally have given up.

Visited September 2012
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Union, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
436 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

This mansion was breathtaking. Loved hearing the history. So sad Mrs. Ringling only lived 3 years there before dying. Mr. Ringling only lived 6 years longer than her. The ceilings were all pieces of art, beautiful. Original furniture was amazing. Georgous setting right on the water. This is a must see if you are in the area.

Visited October 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing place”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

The architecture, history and settings are amazing. The tours are excellent and informative. The mansion is located on the grounds of the Ringling estate which also houses the art museum and the circus museum. Defintely worth visiting and a great way to spend the day.

Visited March 2012
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