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Ca d'Zan Mansion

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Address: 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
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$10 extra to see the first floor via self tour

Beautiful summer home on 66 acres previously owned my John Ringling. It's a walk to the mansion, but they offer complimentary golf cart shuttles, if needed. To view the home... read more

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful summer home on 66 acres previously owned my John Ringling. It's a walk to the mansion, but they offer complimentary golf cart shuttles, if needed. To view the home - without going inside - paid museum ticket is required. It's well kept with gorgeous views of Sarasota Bay. Plenty of seating to relax on a weather permitting day. I... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must-see for visitors to Sarasota. The Ringling estate is a full day event and visitors need to purchase the Cad'Zan tickets on entry and get a time slot assigned. Small groups are let in at a time which ensures an unhurried flow and uncrowded view of the magnificent interior. Don't forget to look at the wonderfully decorated... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Toured this mansion about 8 years ago; however, it was great to go again since there have been some updates. The docent-led tour is extremely interesting. Miss the small gift shop that used to be there, but the inclusion of some new aspects of the mansion make up for that. The history associated with this museum property is fascinating, and... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Ca d’Zan Mansion is on the Ringling property and you have to buy a ticket to the Ringling to get to the Mansion, and then pay extra for the Mansion tour. They only tour the mansion at limited times, so check the website and plan accordingly. If you are going to the Ringling, adding on the mansion tour is... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The docent-led tours are very interesting and intimate. Took the "Private places" tour and enjoyed being one of 6 people led by two docents through the house. The vault and "man cave" upstairs, as well as the tower, were memorable and worth the visit. Their insane fee structures, however, seem to be designed by a madman. Your purchase a $40/person... More 

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely mansion. Decor reflects the interest of the Ringlings. Sweet and sad love story. Tour guide was quite informative. Particularly poignant visit with the announcement circus is shutting down.

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angouleme, france
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

very busy, but worth taking a peek inside - in perfect condition & docents are very knowledgeable. Fabulous terrace overlooking the bay, where you can eat sandwich & relax.

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Pitman, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the $10.00 to tour the main floor. When you're finished the tour, be sure to take in the spectacular views outside. We sat in the chairs (see photo) for quite some time just relaxing and enjoying the day.

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Lansing, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This mansion is a gem! Simply beautiful inside and out - hopefully they will one day open the top floors to the tour, too. After you've toured the main floor, head outside to a spectacular view! Absolutely breathtaking. Be sure to wander the grounds and check out the rose garden and Banyan trees. There is a $10 fee to tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your taking the time to tour the Ringling spend the few extra dollars and tour there house. This was by far the highlight of touring the Ringling. It was just fascinating to see how the Ringling's lived in the 1930's. I was so impressed that everyone I meet while in siesta key I asked if they had toured the... More 

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