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The Ringling

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Address: 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
Phone Number: +1 941-359-5700
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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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Unbelievable miniature model of circus, breath taking art collections

People talk about a circus museum, which is also is, but it is so much more with its rose garden, home of the Ringlings and the art collections second to none!

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Sun City Center, Florida
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Sun City Center, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

People talk about a circus museum, which is also is, but it is so much more with its rose garden, home of the Ringlings and the art collections second to none!

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Norcross, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice collections, we did not have enough time before having to get dinner to do it justice, will return. The man amassed a great collection kept together by the state of Florida, great stuff.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very interesting place to visit. I believe I could spend many days or times visiting to make sure I didn't miss anything. Our guide in the mansion was very friendly and informed of the history of the area and the family. The museum was really interesting and I want to go back because it is massive in... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An amazing site. Vast hard to see everything in just one day. I focused on the art galleries but the mansion & grounds & more are equally interesting. I had only a couple of hours so couldn't see it all but will go back

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't say enough about this gem of a place...the grounds are gorgeous with huge, beautiful banyan trees. The art galleries are substantial and you will need hours just to visit them all. The miniature circus is incredibly fascinating and we learned such cool things about the life and times of a circus. But the best part for us was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I say allow plenty of time because we didn't and had to miss so much. The circus museum is absolutely terrific, in this day and age of small circuses it is difficult to comprehend the sheer size of what the ringing circus would have been like as it travelled around the country needing 1000 men to unload everything at each... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We always take guest to the museum on Monday's because it's Free! Walk around the grounds it's Beautiful! You can also buy tickets for other attractions that are there.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was truly awestruck by the quality of the work in this collection. The trip to the Ringling to see the Ruben's paintings is worth the trip. However, take the time to enjoy the entire collection, and the grounds which transport you to an elaborate villa in Italy. The Ringling, is truly the crown jewel of any Florida holiday.

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The house and grounds were absolutely beautiful! I did the cheap tour of the house and wished I would have paid more & got to see the 3rd floor. Well worth the money and its free on Mondays!

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Sarasota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always enjoy my frequent visits. Even though I've lived here since 1987, I never tire of going. Always something new to see.

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