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Ca d'Zan Mansion

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Very decent building

We had the Johns tour and mable tour. It is very worth the price. The place is so big and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fazhi Z
via mobile
Always a pleasure

I remember our first visit, when the house was being restored to its former glory, but you could... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had the Johns tour and mable tour. It is very worth the price. The place is so big and beautiful. You can really feel the Ringling’s spirit there.

Thank Fazhi Z
Reviewed 6 days ago

I remember our first visit, when the house was being restored to its former glory, but you could still see daylight through the roof. Thankfully, days long gone, and hopefully never to be repeated. This place is worthy of National Trust status, with the beautiful...More

Thank ChrisBrown38
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the dream residence of John Ringling and his wife. I spent an enjoyable day here with my sister. The history and architecture is astounding. Lovely gardens, museum, and art gallery, great restaurant with one of the best margaritas I've ever had. The full...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Combined with the Circus Museum this makes for a very pleasurable and interesting day. Lovely grounds.

Thank IVBandit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour of the house it definitely worth the trip. My family has been here a few times and it is always an enjoyable experience. The inside tour and the outside views are terrific.

Thank casualdiner90
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The history and architecture are amazing. It is astounding what was accomplished back in the day. How lucky are we that this house is maintained and available for all to see. Not to mention the fabulous view of the inter-coastal region here.

1  Thank CBennett_13
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I love Ca d'Zan! I am a local in Sarasota and love to visit the home of John and Mabel Ringling, several times a year. The renovation of of this marvelous mansion, the beautiful furnishings, the painted frescoes, the incredible history, the architectural elements and...More

1  Thank SaraSota34239
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Staff was friendly and willing to help. Sites were amazing and I would plan 1 or 2 days if you're a little slower when it comes to walking like me

Thank ohiograndpa330
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This mansion is an amazing repository of the history of the circus and of John and Mable Ringling. There are many rooms filled with paintings and antiques that the Ringlings acquired on their trips to Europe. The architecture and design is amazing as well.

Thank ricardo232016
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

It is a trip back in time to the early Sarasota development when rich Americans recognized the potential of Sarasota. The tour not only shows the basic home of one of the richest men of the time but also gives an excellent account of the...More

Thank Gerry W
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Sara B
12 January 2017|
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Response from dsaul01 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, more of a small cafe.
Beth W
17 October 2016|
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Response from newjerseysavannah | Reviewed this property |
Only the museum part
14 July 2016|
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Response from Monica S | Reviewed this property |
The Ringling museum is accessible but the mansion is not. The grounds around are wheelchair accessible & the museum probably has chairs to rent. Call ahead!