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The Ringling

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
+1 941-359-5700
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A must-see in Sarasota

The grounds and gardens are beautiful. The art collection is impressive. Catazan is lovely. Special... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarasota, Florida
An Absolute Must in Sarasota

Hold on to your hats, readers. This is going to be long !! This is one of the most extraordinary... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ontario, Canada
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
+1 941-359-5700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds and gardens are beautiful. The art collection is impressive. Catazan is lovely. Special exhibits are great. I love the live music and wine parties! I take my visiting friends to the Ringling to show off yet another reason I come to Sarasota.I prefer...More

Thank etian2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hold on to your hats, readers. This is going to be long !! This is one of the most extraordinary places I have visited in Florida. I have been coming here since 1982 and always thrill each time I visit ; the new acquisitions ,...More

Thank Chaunsy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I say we're going to the circus museum that really doesn't do justice to this extremely impressively curated display of historical evolution of the circus. What is also compelling is today's children aren't as exposed to the circus and can notice the divide in...More

Thank jakerley_travel
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ringling Art museum is rich in all kinds of art and special exhibits worthy of a major metropolitan city. Small enough to cover in a couple of hours. A Circus Museum also on property and is quite interesting, especially the miniature display of a...More

Thank Travellyn1012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Under the leadership of Steven High and his great staff, they have turned Ringling museum into a must-see place for both visitors and residents. Always fresh new exhibits with some terrific contemporary art along with the magnificent Ruben’s paintings. Make sure to visit The Muse...More

Thank bhgoddard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful eclectic collection of art from Baroque to modern Asian and special traveling exhibits Beautiful buildings and spectacular grounds and a whimsical adventure in the circus museum with a miniature circus and actual circus carts built by local artists. Don’t miss the Ca d’Zan the...More

1  Thank srqguy34236
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ringling is a gem in Sarasota. The estate has an attraction for "children" of all ages. The grounds are well maintained with gardens, a playground for children, art gardens. The house is situated on the bay, with a huge patio and chairs. Go see...More

Thank 516eavanh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan to spend the day! I had no idea how big this place was. You can walk or they have trams/carts to take you from place to place. Wether you love the circus, art or gardens this place has it all. We did not do...More

Thank loriy0308
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great gardens, buildings, art, water views and circus memorabilia. A must see visit when in Sarasota.

Thank SaveyFLTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really great tour of Ringling's Mansion. The tour guides made the tour very interesting. Make sure you take the upstairs tour.

Thank Ronald F
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Eunice R
1 June 2017|
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Response from enerald | Reviewed this property |
There is a fee to enter the grounds. You can get a single day pass or a multi day pass
17 April 2017|
Response from Sheila E | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on what kind of museum goer you are. Some people will breeze right through it. Others will spends lots of time reading every detail. I think a good estimate would be about 30-45 minutes.
13 April 2017|
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Response from TheRingling | Property representative |
Unfortunately we cannot allow pets. Thank you for your question!