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The Ringling, Sarasota

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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. Arrange your visit to The Ringling and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sarasota using our Sarasota trip generator.
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  • I visited the Ringling with my family while we were in Sarasota for the weekend, and I absolutely loved it! The Ca d'Zan is absolutely gorgeous, inside and out. We took Maple's Tour of the Ca d'Zan, w...  more »
  • This is One of the most beautiful places in all of Florida. This was the home of John Ringling who ran the Ringling Brothers Circus , and at one time was one of the wealthiest men in America. He built...  more »
  • A wonderful venue to take your out-of-town family and friends. Theatre, museum, art galleries. C'Zan, winding paths, lush gardens on the Sarasota Bay....what more can you ask for?  more »
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  • Great art musuem featuring baroque and european renaissance art

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