Circus Museum, Sarasota

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    Circus museum

    by eugini2001 Updated May 22, 2005

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    In 1948 the Ringlings Museum of Circus was established in the original garage on the propety.You feel as if you are behind the circus scenes:costumes,props,circus wagons! I liked mini-circus it looked like a doll play house,but every single figure moved & talked!My daugter liked just because of kid's room they have over there at the museum.They have these funny mirrors that make your reflection different from different poin-thiner or fatter,shorter or taller!

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    by doug48 Updated Nov 16, 2009
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    the ringling brothers circus museum is located on the grounds of the ringling mansion and museum. the museum was established in 1948 and has an interesting collection of circus wagons, costumes, and john and mabel ringling's 1905 private railroad car.

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    Join the Circus!

    by charlenemixa Written Jun 6, 2014

    The Circus Museum delightfully Celebrates American circus history and its relationship to Sarasota. Everyone loves a circus and the museum brings back the child in us. Viewing the colossal parade wagons, the sequined costumes, memorabilia and artifacts of the circus, we recall circuses we attended as youngsters. I remember seeing the “man shot out of the cannon” as we pass a “cannon”. The Wisconsin, the private Rail car of John and Mable Ringling is also on display at the Circus Museum. Ah, yes a tribute to the golden age of the splendid travel accommodations enjoyed by the Ringling’s as they traveled around the country on business and with the circus. The Museum has numerous interactive displays to "experience" life in the circus. All ages will delight in this fun museum, since most of us dreamed of running off to join a circus at some time in our life.

    Allow plenty of time. There is a lot to see at the Ringling Museum.

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    Ringling Museum - Circus Museum

    by geekgrrl Updated Jun 15, 2005
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    The circus museum contains old handbills, dioramas, costumes, original circus wagons, old photos, and other displays.

    The website contains much information and many photos.

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