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The Ringling

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Better than expected

This seemed like something interesting to do even though I am not a huge fan of the circus. This... read more

Reviewed today
Tampa, Florida
Better with every visit

I have visited many times over the last couple years, and each time there is some thing new. I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
adam k
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“miniature circus”(571 reviews)
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“rose garden”(450 reviews)
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
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
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Reviewed today

This seemed like something interesting to do even though I am not a huge fan of the circus. This museum was much better than I expected. It was really interesting to see how big and efficient the circus was long ago. The model of what...More

Thank nightstick
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have visited many times over the last couple years, and each time there is some thing new. I recently visited with some friends from out of town, and I was excited to see the newly restored reflecting pool. It makes the grounds around Ca’d’Zan...More

Thank adam k
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Once mentioned people think this is about the circus. NO! This museum complex offers so much more: fine arts museum, Asian Arts Museum, Glass Museum, Historic House: C'd'Zan, Circus Museum and the gardens. The events, special exhibitions and programs are exceptional. Do not miss this...More

Thank Patricia E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth the visit. We did all of the tours of the house and absolutely loved the history and beauty of this place. I’ll do the tours again.

Thank mattrollinger
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very beautifully manicured grounds! Building is incredible and filled with great artwork. The "muse" restaurant has good lunch and nice exterior seating !! Monday is free gay goid time to go with group ir family!

Thank sheldon knox k
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum is great. My favorite part would be the "minature" circus. This must take up over an acre, and is very realistic. The rose garden has dates of when the roses were first planted, or seedlings. The oldest one I saw was dated over...More

Thank bpear95235
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ringling museum is a fascinating gem. Beautiful architecture abounds in the garden. Anyone who has ever dreamed of running away and joining the circus must take this step back in time to the heyday of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey. I highly...More

Thank cherieb315
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am an activity director for an assistant living facility. I took some of my independent living residents to the free Monday. The staff there were very helpful and gave us the best directions for our independent tour. I had two in wheelchair, one electric...More

Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much to see and such diversity. Plus the grounds are amazing also. It feels like you are in an Italian Villa. Complete with garden statuary of Greek God's.

Thank trekpassion
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To fully understand Sarasota History you must visit the museum and castle! The circus life that was this town!

Thank Deb P
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30 August 2018|
Response from BeenThereGoingSoon | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We were there on a weekend. Just check their website to see.
25 August 2018|
Response from Michael A | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The grounds are open.
Ned W
16 August 2018|
Response from 2Teachers603 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know.