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The Ringling

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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The Greatest Show on Earth

The Ringling is a museum complex. With beautiful and well cared gardens, you can see there The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MelBr75
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Curitiba, PR
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Amazing Collection of Art

Wow!!! What an amazing art collection. You could spend days in here just admiring the different... read more

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chasingwaves24u
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St. Augustine, Florida
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The Ringling is located in Sarasota, Florida and preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling. It is home to the State Art Museum of Florida, the historic Ca' d'Zan Mansion, Bayfront Gardens, an Art Library, the Circus Museums and the Historic Asolo Theater. The grounds and gardens are free to visit, and the Museum of Art offers free admission on Mondays.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“circus museum” (1,705 reviews)
“rose garden” (456 reviews)
“art collection” (251 reviews)
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Ringling is a museum complex. With beautiful and well cared gardens, you can see there The Circus Museum, Museum of Art and Ca’d’Zan ( John and Mable Ringling’s winter house) . The general admission ticket does not give you access to Ca’d’Zan. I bought...More

Thank MelBr75
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Reviewed yesterday

Wow!!! What an amazing art collection. You could spend days in here just admiring the different work. An educational and fun experience!

Thank chasingwaves24u
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We particularly enjoyed viewing the Renaissance Art in the Museum of Art on the grounds! We were able to take photos as long as we did not use a flash. It was a spiritual and very peaceful experience!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place was so serene. I sat at the patio at Ca'd'Zan for some time. I so needed that R&R. That view was spectacular. The place is still under renovation but they have manage to keep the area inviting despite it. The grounds are nicely...More

Thank Zealouzone
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This domain knew how to charm us, not only with their interesting museum, but also with a stunning rose garden and beautiful art on display. The versatility you get for a fairly low entry fee is amazing. You could easily spend a day here and...More

Thank Koen V
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even if you are just interested in the circus a little, this is a must visit. Lots of vintage circus items. From posters to actual pieces used by the circus. Well worth a trip. A couple places to eat on the grounds make grabbing a...More

Thank AJ F
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had an opportunity to experience this museum while visiting family in the area. The collection progresses chronologically, which is logical and fun. Several rooms are more intimate and allow an up close and personal experience with art. The Asian wing is not to be...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is our 3rd trip to Sarasota and we had never been to The Ringling before. Based on friends recommendations we went this time. It is wonderful and I hope to go back once again before we leave with my daughter who was an art...More

Thank Suitlady
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Ringling is the legacy left by John and Mable Ringling. Circus owners, avid Art Collectors they built an impressive Museum (completed in 1930) to house some of their extensive purchases of Fine Art from Europe, Asia and America. The Estate includes CA'DA'ZAN the private...More

Thank catherine s
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The grounds alone are worth the visit but take time to visit the Museum of Art too. There's also a Circus Museum and occasional visiting exhibits. Admission is free on Mondays for the grounds, terrace around Ca'D'Zan Mansion and Museum of Art. There are several...More

Thank Lydia G
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DavidsWife1994
April 8, 2018|
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Response from thetwopats | Reviewed this property |
No, not for young children.
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Tim M
February 16, 2018|
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Response from Norine C | Reviewed this property |
Can take non flash photos in the circus museums and art museum. No photography inside the ca’ d’zan mansion. You can take exterior pics of the mansion
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Cardi1
February 7, 2018|
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Response from TravelinDebs | Reviewed this property |
There is only one entrance for the whole Ringling Complex. There is a large visitors’ center. The Circus Museum mostly consists of the transportation vehicles and a movie about the Ringlings. The Art Museum is amazing and... More
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