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Ca d'Zan Mansion

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Delightful experience!

We were so impressed with the restoration of this important landmark in Sarasota/Florida history... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Burna P
Saskatoon, Canada
A House of Splendor!

I visited the Ca d'Zan over Christmas and the house was decorated beautifully. Take a tour or walk... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Edie Larry S
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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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 yesterday

We were so impressed with the restoration of this important landmark in Sarasota/Florida history. The docents were knowledgeable and friendly. The furniture, artwork and arrangement of the rooms added to our ability to picture what life in the house would have been like so many...More

Thank Burna P
Reviewed yesterday

I visited the Ca d'Zan over Christmas and the house was decorated beautifully. Take a tour or walk through by yourself, but the tour is recommended to get the full flavor of the John Ringling home.

1  Thank Edie Larry S
Reviewed 2 days ago

To view two floors of the house, the circus museum, and the art collection we paid the senior rate of $43. They have a higher rate that includes other areas of the house. We chose to do the guided tour of the circus museum. The...More

Thank DTP1952
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really majestic mansion! Didn’t think that kind of overt opulence existed in the US. The docents were very knowledgeable and shared fun tidbits about the Ringlings’ life.

1  Thank bagladyatsr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided, based on an already full day and looking at it from the outside that this could be the one to miss out. Didn't particularly like the architecture of the house anyway! But the gardens were lovely, even on a windswept day in January.

Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really need to see this when you visit the Ringling estate. This 56 room mansion on the bay was built by John and Mable Ringling before she died and before he lost his fortune in the 1929 crash. I think she only lived for...More

2  Thank Portcruiser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took two tours of the home. This ended up being fairly pricey ($130) but enjoyable. The later tour of the upper floors was especially interesting.

1  Thank Maplehawk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A masterpiece of design. It was decorated for the Christmas holiday season. Just did the $15 evening (5 pm) tour of the first floor & outside Terrance at sunset. Saw photos of the upstairs rooms right before exiting. There are additional tours available to be...More

1  Thank BusyMicheLady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I paid $43 for a house tour and art museum visit. I had been to the house a decade before and should not have repeated the tour. It is a lovely house but once per lifetime was enough . The art museum was fantastic, the...More

2  Thank jronkowski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could only get the Mable tour ....but it was outstanding...would recommend the Mable and John tour if available. You get to see the whole home. Captures an incredible era of American history.

1  Thank rllbol
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Sara B
11 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