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“Very nice beach location, beautiful gardens”
Review of Ca d'Zan Mansion

Ca d'Zan Mansion
Ranked #3 of 143 things to do in Sarasota
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Jerusalem, Israel
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very nice beach location, beautiful gardens”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

This eclectic house is unique, with special decorations some how unrelated to Florida. The room are furnished and decorated with a collection of souvenirs antiques like furniture, look rich and the guided tour will help you through.
The house has his one Pub which is special,
It would be nice if the windows were open two the nice bay view and less opaque.
If you are visiting the Art museum pop by and enjoy the walk through the nice gardens and shore promenade.

Visited October 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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128 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“A unique gem that's not to be missed”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

The former residence of John Ringling is not to be missed. There are so many details to this home, his money and fame provided him access to technology unavailable to others at the time. The painted wall, ceilings, the amazing furniture, his wine cellar, the overwhelming kitchen, the rooms that contain the baths, are truly breathtaking. As others have commented, pay for the extended tour. It takes longer than the standard tour and there is limited availability. You will see parts of the house not presented on the standard tour that provide a much better appreciation of the man and home that he designed and furnished.

Visited January 2013
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NJ
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49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“So glad I went!”
Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Very much enjoyed my visit to the Ringling Museum, Ca dZan and surrounding grounds and art museums. So much to see and wonderful to just find a quiet place to sit on the grounds or on the mansions's patio on the water and enjoy the scenery. Ca dZan is one of my favorite mansions toured! Ringling Circus portion was very entertaining, adults and children would enjoy.

Visited April 2013
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Clearwater, Florida
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575 reviews
190 attraction reviews
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“Magnificent Mansion”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Pay another $5 to get the upstairs tour. Ringling's home on the Gulf of Mexico and its surrounding 66 acres of gardens and museums takes at least 3 or 4 hours. The house itself takes only about 20 minutes, but it's fantastic. You can sit on the large patio and enjoy a rest while looking at the Gulf of Mexico.

Visited October 2013
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Grove City, Ohio
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Sisters' visit”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

This was a fun walk-through tour. It gave us a real sense of life in a bygone era--a bit ostentatious and flamboyant, but beautiful nonetheless.

Visited September 2013
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