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The Ringling

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Address: 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
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The Ringling is located in Sarasota, Florida and preserves the legacy of...

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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Circus museum a must see

A visit to the Circus museum within the Ringling is worth the price of admission all by itself. The highlight is the miniature complete circus set up, from the trains arriving... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A visit to the Circus museum within the Ringling is worth the price of admission all by itself. The highlight is the miniature complete circus set up, from the trains arriving with the circus at dawn with their food tents complete with tiny plates with food on them for each seated performer, the animal menagerie, the side shows, on to... More 

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outstate, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is one of the best in the nation! There are four museums in one: Ringling Mansion, Circus World and Circus Museum and the Ringling Art Museum. All are outstanding. AAA recommends at least 3 hours. We would recommend spending the day here to be able to take in all 4 museums.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ringling, First time back after 25 years, and it was a very good experience again. This complex contains an Art Museum, a miniature model of the Circus, a Circus museum, the Mansion, and gardens. We recommend an entire day. We had 3 people and joined as annual members even though we live out of state. Consider this option if you... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful grounds and buildings to tour. We only had time to check out the grounds, the mansion, and the miniatures. Just what we saw was amazing. We will have to return and see more next time.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved, loved this Museum! Utterly fantastic miniatures & replicas from the bygone circus days! Can't wait to go back!

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Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Friends had recommended that we visit here, and our afternoon at The Ringling was a treat. It is not inexpensive, but quite worth the admission price. There are three main sights to see: Art Museum (extensive collection of Renaissance and Baroque); the Ca d'Zan (Ringling's Venetian style palazzo); the circus museum (even if you are not a fan, you will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the trip and paying to see Ca D'Zan. The grounds are delightful and the art museum is stunning

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Milford, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent about 4 hours touring the circus museum, the mansion and the art museum. Thoroughly enjoyed both buildings of the circus museum. The miniature presentation was awesome. A full 3600 sq ft replica all made by one man. A must see. The mansion was very good but our docent left a lot to be desired. Knowledgeable but like in slow... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited with my American friends recently and really enjoyed the experience. They went into the art museum but I wanted to see the Circus Museum. It really is something to see - for all ages! It's especially good if you are of a "certain age" and remember the circus coming to your town. Fascinating and really needs several hours... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we are member of a museum near our hometown. they have a reciprocal with them so we got in the museum part for free but not the mansion. We stopped by on our way out of Sarasota to the airport and felt so lucky we did! I just wish we would have had more time! We were there for three... More 

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