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“Ringling home”
4 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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91 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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“Ringling home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

Well refurbished to appropriate historic era. Tour guides very knowledgeable. Views over bay and Longboat Key.

Visited December 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
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“Treasure in SoFlo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

Hesitant to pay the $25 entrance fee we went ahead and did it. Turns out it was an amazing bargain. Food was pricey may want to pack your own in. Be sure to get fortified with the Starbucks Coffee (2nd floor at the entrance building,) as you will need it to keep a head of steam up as you power your way through the extensive grounds and attractions. Really fun and interesting and we capped it off at the Gallery. Astonishing home, grounds and the Art Museum is totally huge and fascinating. This whole experience is truly a trip through time. If you are in the beautiful Sarasota area and are considering passing on this, DO NOT or.........You'll Be Sorry!
Do not miss this spellbinding experience, plan on spending most of a day there.

Visited December 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“Wonderful place to see a slice of history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

The docent was well informed and funny. The architecture was beautiful and interesting. The view of the bay was exhilarating.

Visited December 2013
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Lake Worth, Florida
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“Waterfront mansion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

This is the waterfront mansion which is located on the grounds of the John and Mable Ringling estate. It is an interesting look into the lifestyle of days gone past and beautifully maintained for all to see. Well worth the visit since there are so many other attractions located on the grounds which are also worth visiting.

Visited December 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Fascinating (and sad) Ringling house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

Take the guided tour and learn all about how and who the Ringlings entertained and their life style. Sadly Mabel only lived three years in the house before dying young (complications with diabetes) and John died a few years later totally penniless having left the property in his Will to the State.

Visited December 2013
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