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Address: 8374 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2049
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"A wedding invitation"

This place is remarkably nice but the catch 22 is that it's not really open 2 the public. This location is basically 4 rentals only 4 wedding ceremonies and receptions or private... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
William B
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of several Summer Homes of the 1800's. This mansion is spectacular! I went to a fundraising event here and the rooms are kept to period style. There is an amazing boat themed room upstairs. You really get a feel for what it was like back in those years of graciousness and opulence.

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Sarasota, Florida
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57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This place is remarkably nice but the catch 22 is that it's not really open 2 the public. This location is basically 4 rentals only 4 wedding ceremonies and receptions or private parties. The mansion was very well refurbished and is operated by Manatee County. It is quite expensive 2 rent this place just 2 let everyone know who is... More 

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1 Thank William B
Nokomis, Florida
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

My sister and I were lucky enough today to be able to tour the beautiful Powel Crosley Estate. We found out that it is only open about six days a year for public touring. The rest of the time, it is reserved for weddings and private parties. The next free public tours are going to be held March 14 -16.... More 

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1 Thank Pam W
Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I held my sons wedding at the Crosley in january. This venue is very expensive. I expected everything to be perfect. The coordinator that i communicated with was Helpful up until the wedding day. On the day of the wedding i met her face to face when i walked in She introduced Another person to me saying that she will... More 

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1 Thank roni p
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect time of year to visit. Recreating Charles Dickens Christmas Carol, amazing & talented actors & actresses, beautiful Christmas songs and small plays. Move through the estate room by room. Christmas caroling Off the back of the estate. Have been many times worth your time and money. Cocktails & beverages for sale as well. They interact with the audience very... More 

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1 Thank Beachingit101
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I went with family to see "A Christmas Carol" at this beautiful estate during Christmas 2016. It was a delightful experience. The performers were professional, the venue was charming, there was singing, fun, laughter, and a feeling of simple enjoyment. I hope that this event continues to take place every year. Don't miss it if you are in the Bradenton,... More 

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2 Thank doctorgolfer
Brooksville, Florida
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357 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a beautiful location and the volunteers are very friendly but it is not something that holds your attention for very long. Unlike the Ringling Estate this is quite a bit smaller and much faster to visit. It is still worth the visit but don't plan to spend your entire day there just maybe an hour or so.

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1 Thank Travelergirlfrom1972
St. Petersburg, Florida
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This historical treasure is only open for rentals and a few special events every year. Despite the fact that the area is currently hosting multiple exhibits about Powell Crosley throughout Bradenton and Sarasota and there is a small museum on site, the public cannot access his property and home. Ironic that they would highlight his life and career and not... More 

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2 Thank lisa1sweet
Sarasota, Florida
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97 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Me and my then fiance visited this location during our search for a wedding venue. The place is absolutely beautifal from the masion to the surronding area. This place is perfect for a wedding, dinnnet party or any other type of social gathering. The mansion is in great condition and is stunning. The back view od the water is memorizing.... More 

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Thank Nwil88
Cincinnati
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94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Crosley is a big name in Cincinnati, my home town. The Crosley's "winter" getaway spot is so charming with sweeping bay views and beautiful old tile work. I really enjoyed poking around the rooms and outside areas.

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Thank 108Linda

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