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“A must see for the romantics”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ca d'Zan Mansion

Ca d'Zan Mansion
Ranked #3 of 141 things to do in Sarasota
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“A must see for the romantics”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

Loved it all,took the private tour,pricey ($34) but worth it.
Ca d'Zan has been fully restored to it's original state,with original furnishings and lighting!(that alone is incredible),
even has a marble cam ode!
What an interesting couple they must have been.

Visited July 2013
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Spring Hill, Florida
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“Beautiful mansion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

We had been here once before, but a large portion was closed for renovation at that time. This trip the entire house was open for viewing. We took both the basic docent tour and the private areas tour. It was well worth the extra price. We were able to view every room in the mansion as well as partake of the view from the tower. What a spectacular view from the top! The painted ceilings, furnishings, architecture filled with details, and the view over the water is amazing. The Ringlings left their winter residence to the state of Florida and it is definitely worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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Highland, Illinois
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“Magnificient Mansion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

The view from the back patio is magnificient. The outside exterior is creative and unique. Inside is a real treasure and a must see.

Visited July 2013
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Saint Johns
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Get the docent or private places tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

We got the docent tour - well worth the extra five bucks. But, I wish we had gotten the 'private places' tour as well. It is an extra twenty dollars - but, would be worth it I believe. We were rushed for time - so it was not possible.

Hearing the history of the Ringlings and seeing the beauty of the home was an hour well spent for sure! Would recommend!

Visited August 2013
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Venice, Florida
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“Ecclectic and Fascinating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Go for it! Worth the visit! One of the most beautiful private mansions ever seen. Architecture is stunning with its detail of tile, lattice iron work and more. The inside is a bid overdone--but, afterall, they were circus people. He left quite a garden to the public. Thanks, John and Mable. (by the way, Ca is a dialect for the Ventian word for "house" and Zan refers to his name--John). The tapestries and ceilings are the best, Most of furniture are reproductions. The exterior terrace is beyond words !

Visited August 2013
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