The Ringling is the perfect spot to visit for Old Stuff Day on March 2. It’s home to the Ringling Museum of Art and the Ringling Circus Museum, and you can even visit John and Mable Ringling’s former home and check out the historic Asolo Theater. With so much to see and do, you’re going to need some tips to make the most out of your trip.
See the Model of a Working Circus
You want to make sure you see the highlights, so begin at the Circus Museum. The museum has a model of a working circus, and you need to see it in person. The team didn’t leave a single detail out, and it’s truly mind-blowing. It will take you back in time to when you were a kid.
View the Train Cars and Animal Cages
The Circus Museum also has the train cars that Ringling used to transport animals and supplies. Plus, you can look at the hand-carved animal cages. This will give you a great deal of insight into what it takes to put on a circus. It’s a much bigger ordeal than you likely realize, so you’ll want to see it up close at the museum. It will give you a whole new appreciation for the cirrus.
Don’t Forget the Art Museum
You might think you should skip the art museum and just focus on the circus stuff, but that would be a mistake. This museum is so impressive that you’ll feel like you’re at a museum in Paris. John Ringling started the collection that includes works by Rembrandt and other renowned artists, and the curators continue to add to it. It is truly unbelievable. This is your chance to see works of art from the biggest names in the world.
Stop by the Rose Garden
When you’re at the Ringling, you will have the chance to see the first rose garden ever in Florida. The staff does an amazing job of maintaining the garden, and it is a sight to see, even when it isn’t in bloom. Stop by and take a few photos before continuing your tour.
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