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The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art at Sarasota, Florida

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art

5401 Bay Shore RoadSarasotaFlorida 34243
941-359-5700|Category: Attractions
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The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Spend all day at the museum, a huge 66-acre complex of attractions that includes two circus museums, the historic Cà d'Zan mansion, incredible Baroque art collection, theatre from Venice and beautiful garden grounds. On property purchased by the famous Ringling circus family, this unique attraction is the state art museum of Florida and features a massive collection of European paintings, Cypriot antiquities and contemporary American and Asian artwork.


Hours -

10AM to 5PM; Thursdays 10AM to 8PM

Prices -

$24 adults, $20 seniors, $5 children ages 6-17

Events -



  • Explore the amazing collection of Baroque artwork
  • Learn about the history of the circus
  • See a real Venetian theatre
  • Stroll around the garden grounds
  • Tour the majestic Ca d'Zan Mansion

Dining Options

You have two choices, the Banyan Café (self-serve outdoor dining) or Treviso (sit-down indoor dining). Private dining and catering is also available.


Both self-guided tours and docent-led tours are available for the Museum of Art, Ca d’Zan Mansion and Circus Museums. Some tours are included in the price of admission, while others require a small fee.


  • What should I wear and bring with me?

    The museum is spread over 66 acres and 4 venues, so wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. You’ll want to bring your camera too, and don’t forget the sunscreen!
  • What are the most popular points of interest?

    Favorite attractions at the museum center include the circus museums and the Ca d’Zan Mansion, as well as the beautiful gardens.

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