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“Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota”
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The Ringling
Ranked #1 of 144 things to do in Sarasota
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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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Sarasota, FL
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

We live in Sarasota and the Ringling Museum is always a nice place to visit and tour with friends and family.

Visited November 2013
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Kankakee, Illinois
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“Ringling Museum”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Beautiful grounds and the art museum is world class. A great place to take the disabled as they have transportation available to all the buildings. My elderly parents and I had a great time seeing all the museums had to offer.

Visited November 2013
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent collection”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Very impressed with the collection and the beauty of the museum itself. Definitely a must see if you like art. (And tour the Ringling house too.)

Visited October 2013
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Hayes Center, Nebraska
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very good and enjoyable place to spend some time”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

The Ringling art museum is a very good art collection and it is free on Monday. There is also a fantastic miniature circus collection but it is not free on Monday but is worth the fee. There are so e good reasonable places to eat plus a great view of the bay.

Visited May 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Relaxing, beautiful and cultural”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

As a member of the Ringling Museum, I regularly attend new exhibits at the art museum and also enjoy the peaceful setting of the gardens, mansion, and water views. The visitor center is welcoming and provides lots of help from volunteers, a great gift shop, restaurant with outside seating, and casual snack shop. The Circus Museum is included with admission, and provides fabulous insight into the history of the circus. The miniature circus is a wonder to behold. The mansion is a rare beauty, and the art museum is a peaceful, cool, and quiet refuge on a hot Florida day!

Visited November 2013
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