We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Ringling

Opens in 3 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
Wonderful way to spend the day.

The enjoyed hours at the art museum that is free on Mondays, waking the grounds, viewing the Circus... read more

Reviewed yesterday
walt0ngirl
,
Walton, New York
Surprised by this venue

Had a wonderful experience here at the circus museum, the art museum and the beautiful home and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
denj865
,
New Milford, Pennsylvania
Read all 6,303 reviews
3,005
All photos (3,005)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“miniature circus”(587 reviews)
“art museum”(1,626 reviews)
“rose garden”(467 reviews)
About
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...more
Opens in 3 min
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
As featured in 3 Days in Sarasota
Contact
5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
Website
+1 941-359-5700
Call
Recommended experiences in and around Sarasota
from US$ 40.00
More Info
from US$ 15.00
More Info
from US$ 50.00
More Info
from US$ 25.00
More Info
Reviews (6,303)
Filter reviews
5,971 results
Traveller rating
4,644
1,042
179
33
73
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
4,644
1,042
179
33
73
Show reviews that mention
All reviews miniature circus art museum rose garden train car ca' d'zan circus life beautiful grounds fine art great museum house tour big top banyan trees free admission sarasota bay docent tour first floor winter home
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 5,971 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

The enjoyed hours at the art museum that is free on Mondays, waking the grounds, viewing the Circus museum and Mansion and sitting on the veranda overlooking the bay. It is a "must see."

Thank walt0ngirl
Reviewed yesterday

Had a wonderful experience here at the circus museum, the art museum and the beautiful home and surroundings. The rose garden was beautiful and the whole experience wonderful

Thank denj865
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My mother in law was in town and we went to visit. Made a day out of it. It is very nice. Great gardens and great museum. A must if you come to Sarasota.

Thank HaroldCA
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took two tours of Ca d'Zan and just didn't schedule enough time to see both the Art Museum and the Circus Museums. The art museum is fantastic, a great collection that has been well curated. We spent quite a bit of time here and...More

Thank recorder
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had been looking for an interesting day outing and came across this facility while perusing trip advisor. This was such a wonderful find! There are many points of interest at this facility. The Ringling mansion is spectacular and the water view...More

Thank Harrisgumby
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great location, gardens, main house & display of exhibits really well done. Make sure you buy the extra ticket to “self guide” around the house. Beware though of “back pack “ police who tell you under no circumstances you must not wear your back pack...More

Thank Fender999
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to visit all the museums, including the art museum, the circus museum (both of them). Touring inside the house would be a separate visit since the grounds are expansive and you need time to explore them, visit the museums and have a light...More

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise at the Ringling. I grew up during the later part of the circus but never knew the story behind the family and legacy. The art work, grounds, and castle is just breath taking. It’s a must see if you are ever...More

Thank sophiav165
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing sight to behold. Make sure you allow extra time because there is so much to see. The art collection is incredible and massive. What a treasure owned by the state of Florida. Our tour guide was Jean and she was very knowledgeable...More

Thank 639ChristineR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Art snobs should check their pretentiousness at the door. The circus part is fascinating; and the art part is uneven, with a few outstanding works among other period examples. A great place to practice connoisseurship. And John’s house is an east coast Xanadu worth a...More

Thank Bellearti100
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 54 nearby hotels
Knights Inn Sarasota
324 reviews
.66 km away
Courtyard Sarasota Bradenton Airport
283 reviews
.82 km away
Days Inn by Wyndham Sarasota Bay
508 reviews
.92 km away
Sleep Inn Sarasota
271 reviews
.93 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,179 nearby restaurants
Sunnyside Cafe
215 reviews
.94 km away
Captain Brian's Seafood Market
392 reviews
.93 km away
Muse at the Ringling
327 reviews
.24 km away
Primo! Ristorante
303 reviews
1.60 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 456 nearby attractions
Ca d'Zan Mansion
1,921 reviews
.00 km away
Asolo Repertory Theatre
297 reviews
.38 km away
Sarasota Classic Car Museum
443 reviews
.58 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
retired712011
19 October 2018|
Answer
Response from BeenThereGoingSoon | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Go on their website or call them.
0
Votes
Odyssey727533
18 October 2018|
Answer
Response from srqwriter | Reviewed this property |
I hope you can, too!
0
Votes
ncmtnpadre
30 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from BeenThereGoingSoon | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We were there on a weekend. Just check their website to see.
0
Votes