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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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  • The Ringling has something for everyone. From the historical Ringling home to the incredible circus museum this is a day to remember. The art museum is fantastic as well. The museum restaurant is char...  more »
  • This museum can hold its own with any major city museum! It is a fabulous art museum, with collections of early major artists of Renaissance Italy. There is a wonderful Asian wing, traveling exhibits,...  more »
  • Outstanding place for kids of all ages. A really fun day. Plenty to see. No need to rush through, take your time and just have fun.  more »