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Ca d'Zan Mansion

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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A worthwhile visit to a unique home and museum in Sarasota

This home of John and Mabel Ringling sits right on Sarasota Bay and the Italian decor is authentic... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rod K
Nokomis, Florida
Not worth it!

Yes, I agree the mansion is beautiful but it is overpriced to see in my opinion. You also need to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Ca' d'Zan is one of the venues at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The home of the circus king and his wife, a couple from humble mid-western origins, Ca’ d’Zan stands as a testament to the American Dream of the Roaring Twenties. Inspired by and designed in the Venetian Gothic style of the palazzos that ring the Venice canals, this dazzling palatial mansion perfectly captures the splendor and romance of the Italy the Ringlings so loved. Please visit ringling.org for Ca' d'Zan tour times and admission info.
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This home of John and Mabel Ringling sits right on Sarasota Bay and the Italian decor is authentic with most of the decor having come from Italy. A recent renovation has really made this into a prime attraction. The grounds are also beautifully landscaped and...More

Thank Rod K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, I agree the mansion is beautiful but it is overpriced to see in my opinion. You also need to pay extra to see the second floor. You are not allowed to take pictures in the mansion and they make sure of that because they...More

1  Thank rachels81
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the home of John Ringling and his wife. Docent led tour was excellent. Go early, especially if you want to see the gardens because it gets very hot.

1  Thank aliasjr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ca d'Zan is a beautiful mansion right on Sarasota Bay. The house dates from the 1920's, a time when its owner, circus king John Ringling was one of the richest men in the country. The mansion is elegant and architecturally interesting. The grounds are beautiful...More

1  Thank jwf07
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the Ringling Museum campus, worth a visit for a peek into the lives of the 1% of the 1%. Beautifully restored, on the bay with great views.

Thank ChicagoTER
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ringling brothers home you pay extra to see it when you pay for the museum and art museum. BUt well worth it plan to satay 3 to 4 hours walking and sight seeing the property

Thank Jeanmarie E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i love to visit historical homes. the Ringling mansion is a must see, the mansion is built in the style of Gothic and Venetian. it is surrounded but beautiful gardens and stunning views of Sarasota bay. a wonderful place for photos. the interior of the...More

Thank mslee77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ca d'Zan Mansion is a Venetian Style Mansion located on the grounds of the Ringling, which is the former home of John and Mable Ringling located on the Bay of Sarasota. To view this mansion you must purchase tickets for the Ringling and then you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting house built to the desires of John and Mabel Ringling after her made his fortune from investing profits from the circus. It its a time capsule for what they found impressive at the time, purchasing many items second hand from all the great...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been here years ago but could not really appreciate until this visit as an adult and having visited Venice. The home of the premier circus family is a great Venetian styled home on the shores of Sarasota Bay. While I did not have...More

Thank Grover R
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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