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The Ringling

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The Ringling Complex has something for everyone.

It doesn't make a difference if you have eclectic interests the Ringling covers just about... read more

Reviewed today
4 museums in one

Ca D’Zan, the circus museum, the fine arts museum and the grounds. Beautiful! Something for... read more

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Sarasota, Florida
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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...more
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
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Reviewed today

It doesn't make a difference if you have eclectic interests the Ringling covers just about everything from horticulture, circus, classical or modern art, theatre and architecture and history. The Tibbels Learning Center has an extensive display of hand carved circus life that will astound all...More

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Reviewed today

Ca D’Zan, the circus museum, the fine arts museum and the grounds. Beautiful! Something for everyone and all ages.

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Reviewed yesterday

Well, I live 5 miles from the museum so needless to say I go there often. If you are talking museum it really isn't one but a compound. There is the fine art museum famous for it's schools of art and it's Reubens paintings. It...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The restaurant attached to the museum “the muse” has great food. I was surprised at how great it was. I had the award winning burger with bacon jam and my husband had the fried chicken sandwich. The museum itself was incredible. We did the mable...More

Thank Marriedbiscuit
Reviewed 3 days ago

A must stop if you like the circus as much as my wife and I. This is a beautiful place to visit. Art, gardens, ad learn so much about the circus and Ringling Brothers Circus.

Thank Don B
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Ringling is officially the museum of the State of Florida. It is based on the wonderful collection amassed by John Ringling, the circus impresario, who was one of the richest men in the US in the 1920s. The Ringling is also home to the...More

1  Thank Leonard L
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is a big complex that includes different activities. Main of them circus museum, art gallery, a home of Ringlings. I will be quite sharp in my review. I saw a lot of art galleries. So this one, I would easily skip. I didn't...More

Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Sarasota many times and have always wanted to go to the Ringling so for our Anniversary my wife and I went over for the weekend. It was Great. we stayed all day from 10am to 5pm and still did not see...More

Thank marshmitchell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very unique museum but it was ruined for us by the statue of President Trump as a tin man. Among the 4 of us, two did not vote for Trump, but all of us found it extremely offensive to the office of...More

2  Thank borusya
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always complain that in florida you drive for hour and you cant really find something different. Well this is the exception to the rule!! Tucked in Sarasota a majestic estate, museum and art collection. Yes is smaller than something you might find in france...More

Thank Martha B
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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.