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“Stupendous!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Ringling

The Ringling
Ranked #1 of 140 things to do in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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Chicago, IL
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Stupendous!!”
Reviewed 15 March 2012

Oh my goodness. This place is a wonder - the art museum, the circus museum, the gorgeous grounds, the mansion! So much more than the name suggests. We liked the mansion tour so well we went through twice. The art museum was magnificent and we also returned here on various days. It truly was the highlight and source of days of fun, beauty, history, and entertainment during our two weeks in FL. DO NOT MISS THIS and allow plenty of time to appreciate it. Be sure to go on the docent led tour of the mansion.

Visited January 2012
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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very Cool Minature Display of the Circus Lot”
Reviewed 15 March 2012

This venue really has 3 attractions, the Circus Museum, Art Museum and the Ringling mansion. Plan to spend the whole day!

Visited March 2012
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Fribourg, Switzerland
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248 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Inefficient ticket office”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

Liked: European XV and XVI century art. Circus Museum.
Disliked: long and very slow queue to buy tickets

Visited March 2012
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Englewood, Florida
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277 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is terrific!”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

We have joined this wonderful Museum ever since we moved here five years ago. The Art and entertainment are exceptional and the facilities could not be better. A real gem in so many ways - we recommend it to anyone who enjoys the best of art and theatre anywhere.

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
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“A gem - with something for everyone.”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

Could spend most of a day exploring here. The circus museum is a must see even for those who think they wouldn't be interested. Don't miss the contemporary
section in the art museum. For lunch, try Treviso restaurant.

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