5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Admission: $25, $23 seniors, $5 child and students with ID, children under 6 and members free. Free admission Mondays to art museum only.
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The historic home of circus magnate John and Mable Ringling is part of the Ringling Museum of Art. Restored in 2002 at a cost of $15 million, features 56 rooms full of art and the original furnishings. Timed tours allow visitors to see ornate finishes and a grand view of Sarasota Bay as they experience the lifestyle of the well-traveled -- and well-heeled -- Ringlings. The name itself means “House of John” in Venetian dialect and it was finished right before Christmas 1925 at a cost of $1.5 million. It's like having our own version of the Biltmore Estate here in Florida.
Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days.