The Ringling, Sarasota

Florida's official state art museum, The Ringling includes over 20 galleries filled with European, Asian, and American paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photographs. Among the 10,000 objects housed here, you can see a world-renowned collection of paintings by Rubens, Velazquez, Veronese, Bernini, Poussin, and Gainsborough. The campus also includes a circus museum, which boasts a huge collection of handbills, posters, costumes, props, parade wagons, and other equipment. The adjacent learning center houses a scale replica of a 1930s circus, claiming status as the largest miniature circus in the world. End your visit with a cup of coffee or tea at the museum cafe, or sit down for a gourmet meal at the on-site restaurant. Put The Ringling into our Sarasota trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sarasota.
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  • October 4, 2017
    I really like the tram from the parking area as I have limited Mobility. The Collection is on even some of it is very humorous and some of it is gorgeous but it's well worth a visit how's that  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Now that the circus is no more, visiting the mansion and exhibits is paramount to keeping the circus spirit alive. This facility does just that. Spend the extra fee to get the additional mansion tour....  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Multiple venues: eclectic art museum, great circus history museum, Hearst Castle-East style house, Florida grounds and greenery, assorted statuary, performance halls for theatre and music. Pretty spen...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    Great art musuem featuring baroque and european renaissance art

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