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The Ringling

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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A landmark in Sarasota, FL.

We frequently visit the Ringling because of the variety and frequency of cultural events programmed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sarasota, FL
Simply Amazing

Our visit to The Ringling will be long remembered. The Ringling's art collection housed in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
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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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rose garden” (404 reviews)
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We frequently visit the Ringling because of the variety and frequency of cultural events programmed there during the year.

Thank basquel
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our visit to The Ringling will be long remembered. The Ringling's art collection housed in the museum, is truly amazing with free admission on Monday. The property is huge, well landscaped with many gardens, Free tram service is provided and is a welcome sight on...More

Thank CDM_Traveler7
Reviewed 4 days ago

You will be very impressed with the extent of the artwork, even if you are a serious connoisseur of fine art. And it is pretty hard to beat the price on Mondays! If you get in for free, please make a donation.

1  Thank MarcoBeachBum
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great fun and gorgeous grounds and rose garden. The miniature circus is worth spending hours looking at all the detail.

Thank Margo G
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I were taking a short vacation with the first stop being Sarasota. The town is synonymous with Ringling, so, of course we went to the museum. Since I am not a circus fan, we just went to the art museum. So much...More

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've driven by so many times in the past 15 years we finally stopped for a visit on our way home to Orlando. We spent time in two of the museums - the miniature circus is amazing. Walked a little around the grounds - very...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent several hours touring the vast complex. The welcoming center was wonderful and a chance to ask all questions, but there are staff easily accessible throughout the complex. We visited the two circus buildings and the Art Museum (a true treasure). The Circus buildings...More

Thank Marilee B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction was so much better than what I expected. I am not a circus fan. My spouse really wanted to go so off we went and am I glad we did. The circus museum is well-presented, unique and interesting. The gigantic model circus must...More

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Thank Edward H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic collection of Art John and Mable Ringling left for all to see. Free on Monday which is a real treat. Too much to see in one visit. Will need to return again and again. Pleasant sitting on the porch of the castle facing Sarasota...More

Thank fejmae
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my daughter to visit this museum. There was so much to see , I was tired out before I was finished. The most impressive display, however, was the miniature circus. The demonstration shows everything: the train, dressing areas, where the actors slept, bathed and...More

Thank Ellen E
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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
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!