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The Ringling

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
+1 941-359-5700
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The Ringling Museum is massive!! We went for the Thursday night special where they are open until... read more

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An Elegant Blast from the Past

I've been to Ringling many times since the 1970s. Being there is like being in a huge time capsule... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jim G
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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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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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
+1 941-359-5700
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Reviewed yesterday

The Ringling Museum is massive!! We went for the Thursday night special where they are open until 8pm. We spent about 2.5 hours there and only managed to see the art museum and the 1st floor of the Circus exhibit. The place is beautiful, artistic,...More

Thank kcmontalvo
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been to Ringling many times since the 1970s. Being there is like being in a huge time capsule from a forgotten era. From our vantage point, it seems like a simpler time and era. If you enjoy art, you'll love it. If not, you'll...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and daughter toured this amazing venue. It was very educational. The painting collection is fabulous and must cost millions. This is one place that I recommend not to be missed when you are in Sarasota, Florida.

Thank drrcomd
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting and detailed look at circus history, with lots of info and artifacts. The model circus is absolutely amazing - the builder spent 50 years creating the most detailed miniature circus you've ever seen - really beautiful and worth the price of admission on...More

Thank dohligee
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great day at the Ringling -- the grounds, the Art Museum (world class renaissance art -- Italy and Northern Europe) in a beautiful setting, the Muse and of course the Circus Museum and the "miniature" circus. This kid of 65 was back to...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The admission fee of $25 does not get you into the residence. That’s anywhere from $10-$30 extra depending on how many floors you want to see and if you want a guide. For $25 you got into the Original Circus Museum that houses the old...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must for anyone visiting SW Florida. It's worth travelling to see this place and it's a great antidote to those theme parks when they all get a bit too much. The circus museums are a fascinating insight into a time now long gone before...More

Thank Perks_on_tour
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on a Monday because it was free entry (yep, we are that mean) - to be fair, we have seen more than enough religious art and it is not our thing, but what was there looked impressive. The modern art was mostly dark...More

Thank 126Martin
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Parking was easy and free. Staff was friendly and helpful! We arrived here early on a Saturday and were able to buy tickets for the first (11am) Mable tour of the mansion. I highly recommend doing a guided tour. Our docent was awesome at storytelling...More

Thank Shelly M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the Ringling on a Tuesday morning. We got there at 10 AM when it first opened. That turned out to be a good thing because we were the only people on our guided tour of the Ringling Mansion. The house...More

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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!