Visit the Ringling Museum in Sarasota

The Ringling Museum is the legacy of John and Mabel Ringling, who brought the circus to Sarasota, and is a must-see when visiting the city.

Visit the Ringling Museum in Sarasota
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 In this interactive circus museum, you can see an intricate 44,000-piece Howard Bros. miniature circus model. You can also practice walking on a tight wire, and see artifacts from the glory days of the American circus.

You can also tour the personal home of John and Mable Ringling, known as the Ca’ d’Zan. This Venetian Gothic-style mansion might make you think you’re in Italy for a moment. The Museum of Art has an impressive collection that was started with John Ringling’s personal art collection, and the museum’s courtyard is a great spot to relax and enjoy the view.

After exploring the different museums, have lunch and then explore the Bayfront Gardens as the Ringling sits on 66 acres full of beautiful walking trails. Between the incredible exhibits, gorgeous architecture, and beautiful grounds you could easily spend an entire day at The Ringling!