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The Ringling

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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always a delight

love to walk the grounds of this place; the castle is very pretty, and the artwork inside is great... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
New Cumberland, West Virginia
Well Worth The Admission

The admission seems pricey $70 for two to see the museum, art gallery and two floors of the mansion... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Anna F
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

love to walk the grounds of this place; the castle is very pretty, and the artwork inside is great too; had an amazing dessert at the cafe

1  Thank millou5171
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The admission seems pricey $70 for two to see the museum, art gallery and two floors of the mansion (and that is even saving with one student admission of $5 vs$25 reg price). However what you get to see and do is well worth the...More

Thank Anna F
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

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

Thank bearboat
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I don't think claiming "the best of" is an exaggeration. The Ringling is a world-class art museum with an enviable collection of Baroque masters, expanding Asian and contemporary collections. Add on the unsurpassed collections of circus history in the Circus Museum, the restored Ca d'Zan...More

1  Thank GayleyPablo
Reviewed 5 July 2017

You don't realize how big this place is till you walk the grounds and be amazed by is beauty also on monday its free entry to the art museum

1  Thank Gregory W
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful grounds!!! The show incredibello was great. It was great to learn the History of the Ringling Brothers.

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

The newest temporary exhibit at the Ringling Museum is called "Eternal Offerings" and features three large rooms of 100 ancient Chinese bronze items. These items, crafted with exquisite care and amazing details, were either used by the Chinese ruling families or intended to be placed...More

Thank sueandabby
Reviewed 30 June 2017

There are three sides to the Ringling; the mansion, circus museum and the art museum. The mansion was the home of John Ringling and his wife. Wow! Easy to see why it came in over budget. Fantastic. I took the self guided tour of the...More

Thank Ry A
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This is a must see. It is a terrific display of the circus in miniature. A fellow whose name I don't recall spent a lifetime building the miniatures. The detail and scope of is work is incredulous. Don't miss it!

Thank giwagner
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We skipped the actual art museum because we arrived late in the day, but the visiting the circus museums and grounds alone were well worth the admission! You can't beat the $5 college student price. There are gorgeous banyans, gardens, and bay views on this...More

Thank allisonblaisdell
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Eunice R
2 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
18 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.
14 April 2017|
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Response from TheRingling | Property representative |
Unfortunately we cannot allow pets. Thank you for your question!