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The Ringling

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Address: 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
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The Ringling is located in Sarasota, Florida and preserves the legacy of...

The Ringling is located in Sarasota, Florida and preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling. It is home to a Museum of Art, the historic Ca' d'Zan Mansion, Bayfront Gardens, an Art Library, the Circus Museums and the Historic Asolo Theater.

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A truly magnificent place to visit

I have visited the Ringling before but, there is so much to see that I returned again this year to visit what I missed the first time. Since this is the last year the Ringling... read more

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Long Island, NY
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited the Ringling before but, there is so much to see that I returned again this year to visit what I missed the first time. Since this is the last year the Ringling Circus will be performed, I just had to go back to the Circus Museum & the Tibbals Learning Center. On site is also the John... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had purchased a yearly membership last year and really enjoyed going multiple times, spending each day are a certain area or building....wonderful displays and awesome art work. I would have given it a 5 rating, but on my last visit, I had brought along my kids...as with my yearly membership, I received some passes for guests. The passes had... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love the art, the history connections with Sarasota, the rose gardens, the wine walks and much more.

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Central Florida, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

All ages (9 to 60) enjoyed this visit, educational, entertaining and a relaxed setting. It is a spectacular trip back into history.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I never would have went here if it wasn't for the TA reviews. This place is amazing as is the story behind the Ringling circus. The grounds are beautiful and the mansion is just incredible as is the huge art museum. Our tour guide was fantastic as she made you feel you were back in the 1920's and part of... More 

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naples, florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Where else can you visit with contemporary art, Old Masters, a spectacular Circus Museum, a beautiful rose garden and a millionaire's private mansion? Tons to see here. Very unusual group of collections.

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Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Glad we got the 3 day pass. There is so much to see and it is all amazing! Loved the rose garden and the dwarf garden. The museums are incredible. If you enjoy art from different eras it is worth the time to wander through the galleries. The Ringling residence is in a beautiful setting and everything is original. This... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to FL for a wedding and stayed at the Ritz-Carlton. The Ritz-Carlton recommend this area for dinner went their and found an Italian restaurant that hosted our group. The food and price was right. Will visit this area again from California.

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Graham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Ringling Museum dates back to the mid 1900s Shows how it all got started and gives information and statistic about the Circus Company and about all of the attractions they added over the years

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Wrexham County, United Kingdom
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Having visited lots of art galleries worldwide the Ringling was a very pleasant surprise. Lots of interesting European Art to see in beautiful surroundings the grounds are a big bonus. If you're in Sarasota Ann's like art don't miss

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