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“A step back into the 1920's!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ca d'Zan Mansion

Ca d'Zan Mansion
Ranked #3 of 138 things to do in Sarasota
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A step back into the 1920's!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

If you like old homes this is a must see. The ground floor has been beautifully restored. While we were there a volunteer was playing period music on the piano in the living room. What a great touch - it really added to the atmosphere & gave you a real feel for life in the Roaring Twenties. The kitchen is really interesting with the ice boxes for cold storage & the display of dishes both formal & everyday. The terrace overlooking Sarasota Bay is gorgeous & a great place to sit in the sun & enjoy the view. We did not go upstairs as there was an extra charge which seemed a bit unnecessary given the size of the house.

Visited January 2013
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“WOW, great place to see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

take the time and come see this...it is beautiful. The house and the grounds are so pretty. It is a wonder to think they lived like this way back when

Visited October 2012
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Auburn, Alabama
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

Amazing grounds, and house is beautifully maintained, while the basic tour is free if you want to see the private quarters and learn more about the history of the house and the grounds, you really need to pay for a guided tour. Also on the grounds is the history of the Ringling Brothers circus,and how they have influenced the Sarasota area.

Visited March 2012
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Bradenton, Florida
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81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“wow, now that's a mansion !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

beautifully maintained, spectacular grounds and rose garden, amazing furnishings, not crowed on the fri afternoon we visited, good parking.

Visited January 2013
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Rockport, Massachusetts
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120 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Absolutely beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

What a fantastic place. We only did the self tour of the downstairs. If you have time pay the extra and take the full tour of the upstairs. The grounds around it are wonderful. It is hard to imagine that someone lived there.

Visited January 2013
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